About This Event

The race will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  The course winds through the beautiful, undeveloped parkland of Spring Lake Preserve, taking runners through meadow and woodland.  Prepare for an exhilarating challenge and select from our three distance options: 5K, 10K and 30K.

100% of the proceeds directly support Back on My Feet Austin and its mission to combat homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. 30K runners must wear a headlamp. 

Early Bird Registration Fees:
5K Distance     $25
10K Distance    $35
30K Distance    $50

Registration includes entry into the race and a commemorative t-shirt.

Registration Fees after September 15, 2016:
5K Distance     $35
10K Distance     $45
30K Distance     $60

Registration includes entry into the race and a commemorative t-shirt.


30k - 7:00am

10k and 5k - 8:00am

** IF you register after October 12, we cannot guarantee you a t-shirt.

FundRace for the Bigfoot Trail Race

Put your shoes to the dirt for a good cause.  If you are interested in fundraising for Back on My Feet Austin in conjunction with the Bigfoot Trail Race we can set you up with an on-line fundraising page.  For more information on Fundracing please contact Melissa Nicewarner Daly by email or at 512-299-4004.

Take a look and download your favorite 2015 Bigfoot Trail Race photos for FREE! 

Resister Today!

Race Weekend Info

Course Information

Sitting just above the headwaters of the San Marcos River, we are excited for our trail runners to explore the beautiful Spring Lake Natural Area. Home to a wide variety of rare flora and fauna, this undeveloped area is thought by some to be one of the longest continuously occupied areas in North America. You will find natural-surface trails that offer a technical challenge, while also immersing you in the meadows and woodlands of this unique parkland.

Note: Headlamps are required for the 30k race. All four-legged friends must stay at home.


From San Antonio or Austin: Take I-35 to exit 206 TX-82 Loop/ Aquarena Springs Drive. Continue onto Aquarena Springs Drive for 0.8 miles. The Meadows Center and the entrance to the race will be on the right, on San Marcos Springs Drive. Parking details TBA.

Note: TxDOT Loop 82 lane closures on Aquarena Springs Dr will begin on Feb. 28, at which time the City of San Marcos plans to close Charles Austin Dr to through traffic at the intersection of Aquarena Springs Dr. For access to facilities, parking lots, and driveways on Charles Austin Drive, between Aquarena Springs Dr and Hopkins St, please use Hopkins St. Check the construction updates page for alternative routes that will help you get here with minimal delay.

Free Parking- available at Travis Elementary: 1437 Post Rd., San Marcos, TX 78666 (across street from race venue)

Aid Stations will provide the following essentials:
Water  *Please note, this is a cupless event.  Runners will be required to carry their own hydration packs for re-fill at aid stations
Salty snacks

Other items TBD

Should you require any other needs not listed above, please plan to pack and place them yourself prior to the start of the race.

Packet Pick-Up


Race Start Time

Staggered Race Start Times will begin at 7 AM and will proceed as follows:
7:00 AM- 30k Start
8:00 AM- 5K & 10K Start

Race Cut-Off Time

Final cut-off: 1:00 PM
Please respect and adhere to the official cut-off times for the race as it is there for the safety of our runners.

Ambassador Program

We want you to become a Trail Race Ambassador for the 2016 Bigfoot Trail Race.  Ambassadors help spread the word about this event in Austin and help us register runners for the 5K, 10K or 30K.  

Trail Ambassadors will receive:

  • FREE entry into the Bigfoot Trail Race
  • A unique, commemorative race shirt
  • Recognition as an Ambassador on our webpage

Become an Ambassador today!  All you need to do is recruit 5 trail runners who register for the event.  Send your list of 5 recruits to Melissa Nicewarner Daly.  Once their registration has been confirmed you will be announced as an Ambassador and we'll send you a code for your FREE entry.

Good luck, Ambassadors!

2015 Trail Race Ambassadors

Results and Awards

2015 Results

CLICK HERE to view the official race results provided by Athlete Guild. 


Awards will be given to the top finishers based on the following categories:

10K Distance
Top Overall Finisher  Austin Lipe  43:01 

Top 3 Male Finishers
1. Austin Lipe  43:01 
2. Ben Perez 43:41 
3. Benjamin Vorse 44:07

Top 3 Female Finishers
1. Shelby Newbolt 52:44
2. Jessi Alexander 52:44
3. Laura Nettleton 55:56

30K Distance
Top Overall Finisher  Benny Hoffman 3:27:04

Top 3 Male Finishers
1. Benny Hoffman 3:27:04 
2. Wally Fairchild 3:56:54
3. James Broadway 4:07:51

Top 3 Female Finishers
1. Kelly Coats 3:56:51
2. Lindsay Jorkos 3:57:37
3. Christine Norton 4:11:44

50K Distance
Top Overall Finisher  Ronnie Delzer 4:17:38

Top 3 Male Finishers
1. Ronnie Delzer 4:17:38
2. Paul Godfrey 5:49:54
3. Daniel Santos-Costa 6:19:34

Top 3 Female Finishers
1. Sydney Lambert 4:53:42
2. Katie Graff 4:56:05
3. Kathryn Taylor 5:37:20


Volunteers will help the day run smoothly, and we hope the experience will also be tons of fun for you!  Volunteer duties will include:

5:15am - 8:00am

Aid Stations:
5:30am - 7:30am
7:30am - 9:30am
9:30am - 12:00pm

Finish Line:
8:00am - 10:00am
10:00am - 12:00pm

All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.  If you are interested, please fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.