Rides & Runs

The Palo Pinto Mountain region is a beautiful place with vast landscapes, making it the perfect setting for various rides and runs. Whether you’re up for an exciting fun run, a challenging trail run, a grueling half-marathon, or an adrenaline-filled bicycle race, you’ll find endless options in Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County. It’s no wonder that these events are gaining popularity in the area, drawing athletes and enthusiasts who want to test their limits while savoring the breathtaking natural beauty all around.

Race for Grace 5k + Fun Run
Join us for a 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run followed by a pancake breakfast benefitting Grace House Pregnancy Center! Grace House Pregnancy Center, a branch of Grace House Ministries, provides resources and support for mothers and fathers in the Mineral Wells community from pregnancy through the toddler years.

Possum’s Revenge (Trail Run)
Possum’s Revenge gives you a great variety of trails with great variety and amazing views of Possum Kingdom Lake. These trails will throw in everything–rocks, roots, sand, climbs, flat–and a whole lot more. Held in May, the combination of trails, terrain, and weather will give you a great challenge. Each loop is approximately 1,460 feet of elevation gain.

69 Mile | 52 Mile | 56K | 17 Mile | 8 Mile | 4 Mile

Get details on the race, course, schedule, awards, and park details Ultra Sign-up page.

Jackrabbit 5k
The Graford 38th annual Jackrabbit 5K run and the 11th annual Jackrabbit BBQ Cook-off and vendor event with the goal of raising funds for Graford and Possum Kingdom Lake 4-H and FFA. Fun run for all ages.

1877 Ultra (Trail Run)
We have partnered with Crazy Water to introduce the 1877 Ultra, an exciting event in the historic town of Mineral Wells. The race takes place in the scenic Lake Mineral Wells State Park, offering breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding landscape. After crossing the finish line, participants can unwind and refresh in the spring-fed Lake Mineral Wells.

Crazy 5k
The Crazy 5k, organized by the Crazy Water Festival, is an exciting annual race held in a picturesque location. The visually captivating route showcases stunning scenery, including scenic trails and charming small-town streets. With a lively atmosphere, vibrant post-race celebrations, and charitable support, this event is a memorable and inclusive experience for runners of all levels.

Half Crazy Half Marathon and 5k
Join us in supporting the United Way of Palo Pinto County at their 3rd Annual Half-Marathon and 5K race, featuring both downtown and country road routes. Experience the thrill of running beneath the iconic Crazy Water Sign, meandering through Mineral Wells, and venturing into the beautiful Palo Pinto County hills, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the renowned Baker Hotel before crossing the finish line. Expect to encounter hills during this exhilarating race, as the true thrill lies in embracing the challenge.

Crazy Kicker
Experience the thrill and beauty of the Crazy Kicker race in Mineral Wells, where challenging hills and scenic landscapes create a truly unforgettable ride. Traverse the breathtaking Cherry Pie Hill, offering a remarkable view and a formidable 6,000 feet of 5-8% slope. As you conquer the Three Amigos hills, catch glimpses of Possum Kingdom Lake, Palo Pinto Lake, and the Brazos River, all adding to the awe-inspiring backdrop of this one-of-a-kind race.

Frosty 5k
Come and join us for an evening of fun, Christmas lights, and shopping in Downtown Mineral Wells! This run will feature road running with lots of crazy and beautiful Christmas lights! We want you to “light it up” and wear Christmas lights, ugly sweaters, snowman costumes, etc. The crazier and Christmasier the better! There will be an award for the person with the most Christmas spirit.