Possum Kingdom Trail Run – Course Info and Maps

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START/FINISH LOCATION: The start/finish will be at Bug Beach. You can reference the Google Map Link to Bug Beach Road and the Possum Kingdom Lake Hike & Bike Trail Map.



  • Twilight – 6:42am
  • Sunrise – 7:07am
  • Sunset – 8:00pm
  • Twilight – 8:25pm


Run along sweet double wide trail with the beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake surrounding your adventure. Included in the mix is a shorter singletrack section that showcases the variety of trail running terrain that makes this sport such an adventure.

There a a few somewhat technical spots but really lots of good footing (for trails!). You will also enjoy a mix of grade changes and fun hills to climb that provide bring-your-camera moments as you look out towards this large body of glistening water.

52 mile (actual 52.25 miles) = one (1) x 17.35 miles (main loop) + two (2) x 17.45 miles (beach loop + main loop)

56 km (actual 34.80 miles) = one (1) x 17.35 miles (main loop) + one (1) x 17.45 miles (beach loop + main loop)

20 km (actual 12.64 miles) – one (1) x 12.64 miles (main 20 km cut-off loop)

52 mile and 56 km Course Map (main 17.35 mile loop)

.10 mile beach loop (from Bug Beach Layout map)

52 mile and 56 km Course Profile (main 17.35 mile loop)

52M/56k Drop Bag locations:

  • Bug Beach aid station (start/finish/end-of-loop area) – We will have an uncovered tarp near the aid station but you can really set up “shop” wherever you want around the start/finish area if you like to have your own little space.
  • La Villa aid station – We will transport them out race morning. They will be placed on an uncovered tarp. The drop bags will be returned to the start/finish area after the last runner has passed through that aid station or you can pick it up yourself prior to the end of the race.


**Note: There will be an unmanned water-only stop at approximately mile 4.25 of each loop. (Frontier Unit road crossing)


**Note: There will be an unmanned water-only stop at approximately mile 4.25 of each loop. (Frontier Unit road crossing)

20 km Course Map

20 km Course Profile

**Note: There will be an unmanned water-only stop at mile 4.25. (Frontier Unit road crossing)

**Course distance measured with a Rolatape Professional Series measuring wheel.

Course is subject to change and if so, maps/information will be updated and runners notified immediately.

PACERS (52 mile runners only): Pacers can start at the beginning of loop 3 (mile 34.80). All pacers must sign race waiver located at the start/finish area at Bug Beach. No muling or pulling runner in a wagon.

AID STATIONS: Again, all aid stations will be rockin’ the cup-free status! Please bring your own water bottle or hydration system.

See Cup-Free Racing Support for a list of hydrous options to support this transition.

The 52 mile runners will have eleven (11) fully supported aid stations.

The 56 km runners will have seven (7) fully supported aid stations.

The 20 km runners will have two (2) fully supported aid stations.

The fully supported aid-stations will contain water, electrolyte drink, and a buffet table of other sugary/salty ultra goodies.

CUT-OFF TIMES: 14 hour 15 min time limit! (Based on the 52 mile / 56 km start time.) The entire course will be officially closed at 9:15pm.

ALL runners should start their last loop by 4:30pm.

All runners must arrive at La Villa aid station on their last loop by 7:20pm.

If you cannot make these cut-off times, you will be kindly escorted from the race and listed as a DQFBIP (Didn’t Quite Finish But Inspired Plenty)…but you will always still be a member of this tribe!