Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl Series

Day 1 (Wed, Mar.25): Dalhart, Texas
Day 2 (Thu, Mar.26): Clayton, New Mexico
Day 3 (Fri, Mar.27): Guymon, Oklahoma
Day 4 (Sat, Mar.28): Ulysses, Kansas
Day 5 (Sun, Mar.29): Lamar, Colorado


Quick Overview
Series Dates: Wednesday, March 25-Sunday, March 29, 2020
Race Times: TX, OK, KS: 7:30 AM (CST); NM, CO: 6:30 AM (MST)
Early Start: Yes, click HERE for details.

Series DayDateEarly StartRegular StartLocation
Day 1Wednesday, March 256:30 AM (CT)7:30 AM (CT)Dalhart, TX
Day 2Thursday, March, 266:30 AM (CT)7:30 AM (CT)Clayton, NM
Day 3Friday, March 276:30 AM (CT)7:30 AM (CT)Guymon, OK
Day 4Saturday, March 285:30 AM (MT)6:30 AM (MT)Ulysses, KS
Day 5Sunday, March 295:30 AM (MT)6:30 AM (MT)Lamar, CO

Packet Pickup / Pasta Dinner: Tuesday, March 24, 4:00-6:00 PM, at XIT Museum, Dalhart, TX. The Dalhart Chamber caters the dinner with excellent food and hospitality!
Race Day Packet Pickup / Registration: 1.5 hours before Regular Start time on race day, at the start line.
Average Temps: Low 28/High 61
Time Limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/Strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Group dinners, hotels, and airports: Check Dust Bowl Series Facebook Group.

Hotel Searches: TX, NM, OK, KS, CO
Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. (Active.com requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/aid stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen, Loony Lunchbox!

Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all five!

Race Locations:

  • Day 1: Texas
    • Rita Blanca Park
    • Dalhart, TX
    • GPS (map): N 36.03652, W 102.50613
    • Start Time: 7:30 AM (CT)
    • Course Surface: Mix of soft and hard-packed small gravel (some runners might want gaiters) and some small to moderate hills.
    • First-Person Course Preview
    • Tentative Course Laps: 4 for Marathons

Dust Bowl - TX

  • Day 2: New Mexico
    • Clayton Lake State Park
    • Clayton, NM
    • GPS (map): N 36.57397, W 103.30110
    • Start Time: 6:30 AM (MT)
    • Course Surface: Mix of asphalt, loose gravel, and hard-packed gravel. Hilly course.
    • First-Person Course Preview
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 for Marathon


  • Day 3: Oklahoma
    • Thompson Park
    • 827 NW 5th Street
    • Guymon, OK
    • GPS (map): N 36.68038, W 101.49817
    • Start Time: 7:30 AM (CT)
    • Course Surface: Concrete sidewalk with a couple cracks (can be “toe-catchers”) and one moderate hill (~20′).
    • First-Person Course Preview
    • Tentative Course Laps: 14 for Marathon

  • Day 4: Kansas
    • Frazier Park/Brentwood Golf Course
    • Ulysses, KS
    • GPS (map): N 37.56545, W 101.336045
    • Start Time: 7:30 AM (CT)
    • Course Surface: Asphalt covered with some loose gravel and a few small areas of hard-packed gravel, little to no hills.
    • First-Person Course Preview
    • Tentative Course Laps: 14 for Marathon

Dust Bowl - KS

  • Day 5: Colorado
    • By the intersection of Rotary Way and Willow Valley Road
    • Lamar, CO
    • GPS (map): N 38.071981, W 102.614352
    • Start Time: 6:30 AM (MT)
    • Course Surface: Mix of asphalt, loose gravel, and hard-packed gravel. One long gradual hill and one short steep hill (~15).
    • First-Person Course Preview
    • Tentative Course Laps: 14 for Marathon

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Travel distances/times between race locations:

  • Day 1 (TX) => Day 2 (NM): 46 miles, 0:45
  • Day 2 (NM) => Day 3 (OK): 105 miles, 1:44
  • Day 3 (OK) => Day 4 (KS): 70 miles, 1:16
  • Day 4 (KS) => Day 5 (CO): 100 miles, 1:44


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What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!

Looking for something to do between races?
Click HERE to check out an extensive list of points of interest along the way!

Check out the amazing aerial video shot by a drone flown over our course in Clayton, NM, during the 2015 Dust Bowl Series!

Texas – New Mexico – Oklahoma – Kansas – Colorado

March 25-29 2020
Race Type By 10/31/19 11/1/19-12/31/19 1/1/20-2/28/20 After 3/1/20
Full $100 $115 $130 $150
Half $85 $100 $115 $130
10K $45 $45 $45 $55
5K $35 $35 $35 $45
Register Online: HERE!!
Mail-in Registration Form: HERE!!
You may also register during packet pickup or on race day (cash/check/credit card/PayPal). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred or deferred.