Monday, February 22, 2016


Just a short drive from the start/finish area is the historic town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Voted the "best southern small town" by USA Today, it sits on the beautiful Cane River.  Established in 1714, Natchitoches is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.  It is filled with quaint shops and beautiful Bed & Breakfasts, including the "Steel Magnolia House".  

Check out all of the great options for B & B lodging in Natchitoches HERE.  

If you are a history buff, you have come to the right place!  While in the area, visit the Cane River Creole National Historic Park.

The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles.  The nearly three hundred year relationship between the Cane River Creoles and their homeland was shaped by the river.  This relationship was tested by flood, drought, war, and numerous other obstacles.  Luckily, their resilience and resourcefulness has allowed the Creole culture to endure and thrive.
Another worthy stop, the Cane River National Heritage Area. 

Updates  2/22/2017

RED DIRT ULTRA is getting better and better!

We are excited to announce our partnership with Bayou Teche Brewery for our special edition Red Dirt brew!  If you aren't familiar with this fantastic local brewery, check out their website.  They are doing great things for the community, and we are so happy to have them on board as a partner.

We are also partnering with Parish Ink for our race shirts.  This is a local favorite who makes incredible designs and high quality products.  Check them out!

We are also in the process of designing the medals and belt buckles, and as soon as I have a preview, I will let you know!  

Everything we are doing is with the runners' experience in mind.  From the details of the food at each aid station to the safety measures and goodies, we want you guys to be given every opportunity to succeed and have a good time doing it.  All you have to do is train properly and cover the distance.

Next post coming soon:  The historic city of Natchitoches and things you need to see while there!