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Sunmart Texas Trail
Endurance Runs

by Roger Soler

The 18th annual Sunmart Texas Trail Endurance Runs, scheduled for December 8 in Huntsville State Park, will have the co-title of the IAU (International Association of Ultramarathoners) Trail World Challenge for the 50-Miler and the 50K events. In 2006 Sunmart was given a tryout as the IAU Trail World Challenge and overwhelmingly satisfied the criteria for hosting an IAU event.

The 50-mile race and 50 kilometer event are expected to attract over 1,000 ultra-marathoners from more than 40 states and 14 countries. The 50 mile route is composed of four 12.5 - mile loops through the park’s extensive trail network. The 50K route covers a two-loop course. The 50-mile event begins at 7 a.m., with the 50K race set to start at 7:30 a.m. at Huntsville State Park, which is 60 miles north of Houston. This year’s event will give cash awards in both the men’s and women’s field for both the 50-Miler and the 50K.

Sunmart’s popularity as one of the premier ultra events in the United States is well established. Sunmart has a scenic course in the piney woods of Southeastern Texas, smiling and helpful volunteers, great food and plentiful race premiums. The addition of a world-class international field will only add to the race’s reputation and commitment to excellence.

For more information on the Sunmart Texas Trail Endurance Runs, call Roger Soler’s Sports at (210) 366-3701, or go online to: or


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