Monday, October 17, 2016

First Timers!

One of the things that I love the most about hosting Red Dirt is the ability it gives me to introduce new people to the rewarding sport of ultrarunning.  Something we are doing that is a little difference is our First Timers' Club.  It takes a ton of courage to sign up for a new distance, and I want to recognize the people who take that leap of faith.  In addition to the usual race swag, I am working on an extra keepsake for these folks to make the memories of their first time a little more special!  If you are a First Timer at Red Dirt (first ultra, or first time at that particular distance), and you are not on this list, email Edie at to be added.

THANK YOU to everyone on this list for your faith in my race team!  You can be sure that we will take good care of you - now you just have to do the work to get there.   --Edie

Monday, September 26, 2016

Training has begun!

Last week marked the beginning of the 20 week training plans for Red Dirt Ultra!  I know you guys will put in the hours of work which all add up to make that finish line so much sweeter.  If you are looking for sample training schedules, there is one for each distance posted on the Red Dirt Ultra Facebook page. Check them out, and if you have any questions, message us and we will be happy to help. 

Only you can stop yourself from achieving your goals.  Do the work.  We will be waiting for you at the finish line with hugs, smiles, and a medal or buckle made just for you.

Happy Running! 


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Race Partners!

We are excited to announce two key partnerships for Red Dirt:  Altra and V-Fuel! 

As an added benefit, the top male and female at each distance (50k, 100k, and 100 miler) will win a FREE pair of the Altra's of your choice!  Check out this great brand here. (Click on the logo)

Also, each aid station will be fully stocked with V-Fuel Endurance Drink as well as plain water. I have used this product and have been very impressed with how it makes me feel during my long runs. Here is all of the info you need on this great product. (Click on the logo)

As you guys probably know by now, we are working our hardest to ensure that you have the best possible race experience at Red Dirt. We have a great mix of seasoned ultra runners and first timers that will be on the course, and we want to be sure that you guys have every advantage possible to help you reach your goal.  This is why we are only partnering with brands that we use and believe in.  

We are grateful to these two great brands for their support of the Red Dirt Ultra!    

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sub 24 Hour Buckle!

As promised, here it is!  The much coveted sub 24 hour buckle.  Yeah, we think it is pretty cool, too.

Austin Trail Running Company!

We are super excited to announce our partnership with Austin Trail Running Company!  We are happy to have Pam and her team on board with Red Dirt Ultra, and we know this will make our runners' race experience even better! 

If you do not have access to trail gear near you, check out their online store by clicking on their logo here:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Now, don't get me wrong - your motivation for running an ultra should come completely from within, but a nice piece of hardware waiting at the finish line for you never hurts!  Here is a preview of the 50k, 100k, and 100 miler finisher awards.  Sub 24 Finisher buckle will be revealed soon.

One loop of this beautiful trail gets you this great medal!  Yes, the raised section is the actual trail you will be running! 

A trail so nice you looped it twice!  Here is your 100k medal.

I have to admit, I am a buckle snob. I have gotten a sub par buckle in the past and was not happy about it.  These, I am very happy with!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Registration for the Chicot Challenge 100 Mile Trail Relay is OPEN!!  

Want to see views like this one while spending quality time with four of your closest friends?  Well, here is your chance!  Join us in Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana, next March for the Chicot Challenge!  This is run on 20 miles of beautiful single track trails around Lake Chicot.  This is one of the most beautiful and diverse trails in Louisiana, and we can't wait to show you what Cajun hospitality is all about!  Check out the details here: (click picture below)