goodwater trail race

Double-marathon,    Marathon,   16-mile,   & 8-mile 

lake georgetown: Georgetown, TX

january 25, 2020 (Saturday)



2019 PHOTOS:

GOODWATER 2020 registration will open in late summer 2019

      *Race fee includes park entry, race photos, finisher bottle, lunch, + beer!

race information & Schedule

Pacers allowed only on second loop of Double Marathon
Every Doubel Marathon Solo racer MUST start with a light, as you will run in the dark for the forst two hours of the race.
Every Marathon and Double Marathon racer (solo and team of two) MUST start with a water carrier. You must either have at least one water bottle or a hydration vest/hydration pack.

Race Distance Racer Check-In Race Brief Race Start Race Cutoff
Double Marathon Solo Saturday 5:00 - 5:30 am 5:15 am 5:30 am 4:30 PM @ Aid Station East (Mile 44; 11 hours ~ 15:00/mile pace)
Marathon Saturday 6:45 - 7:15 am 7:15 am 7:30 am N/A
16-Miler Saturday 7:45 - 8:15 am 8:15 am 8:30 am N/A
8-Miler Saturday 8:15 - 8:45 am 8:45 am 9:00 am N/A
Sunrise @ 7:25 am Sunset @ 6:00 pm


The start/finish will be at Russell Park (north side of Lake Georgetown). There will be aid stations on the east and west sides of the lake, along with a full aid station at the start/finish. In the 12 miles between the east and west aid stations, there will be a water drop. You will never go more than 8 miles without water. The aid stations will be between 6 and 8 miles apart, so carrying a water bottle or hydration vest is mandatory. 

DOUBLE MARATHON : You will start at 5:30 am and run the Goodwater loop twice, beginning clockwise, and finishing with a counter-clockwise loop. You must get to the aid station east (for the second time), which is approx mile 44, by 4:30 pm to continue. That will give you two hours to finish the last 8 miles of the course.

MARATHON : You will start at 7:30 am and will run the Goodwater loop once, clock-wise. You'll hit Aid Station EAST at mile 8, water/Tailwind at mile 14.5, and Aid Station WEST at mile 20.7. 

16 MILER: You will take off east. At mile 4, you will hit a water stop, and continue heading towards the Overlook Trailhead/Headquarters, which you will hit at mile 8. There, you will see our full aid station. Then retrace your steps back to the start/finish, hitting the water stop again at mile 12.

8 MILER: You will take off east and head towards the Jim Hogg Trailhead, where you will see a water drop at mile 4. Grab a water and turn around to retrace your steps to back to the start/finish.



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russell park @ lake georgetown

2101 CR 262, Georgetown, TX 78633

Drive time from downtown Austin = 45 - 50 minutes


race results & photos:




1:56:34 Josh Beckham (2018)

2:04:20 Jess Harper (2019)


58:40 Joshua Monthei (2018)

1:06:28 Shae Vauhgan (2019)


8:45:54 Robbie Marsh (2018)

11:14:33 Jesse Winnett (2018)


3:31:14 Jasen Ritter (2018)

3:42:39 Nicole Bitter (2018)



The Sheraton Georgetown texas Hotel & Conference Center is just a 15-20 minute drive from the start/finish and goes for $105/night. Reserve here:


The start/finish of Goodwater is at Russell Park. Those who camp here will be within walking distance of the festivities. You can make those reservation through the site below:




  1. We love dogs, cats, parakeets, and your pet goldfish just as much as you, but they won't be allowed to join you at this race. You are welcome to leave your pup on a leash with a person at the start/finish, though!

  2. Pacers are only allowed on the second half of the double marathon. A pacer is only there for motivational support and safety, and thus cannot be used as a mule to carry any of your food/water/gear. 

  3. You get your race swag (Goodwater bottle) for finishing, and only after finishing your race. You've got to earn it!

  4. We can't give refunds or transfers. Once you purchase your race entry, we pay the land owners for your park pass, buy swag, pay the insurance company,  pay the timing company and photographer,  and on. That said, we're still very reasonable people and want to help you out, if you write a compelling request.

  5. No cutting the course (ie CHEATING). Some days just aren't your day to race well. Realizing and respecting that bad race day by dropping out is WAY cooler than getting caught cheating. Oh, and if (when) we catch you, you will be asked to not race with us again. Ever.

  6. We prefer you run without them, but if you're going to wear headphones, use only one earbud or turn it way down. You have to hear people trying to communicate with you. We have had a runner take off in the complete wrong direction just because she couldn't hear us screaming at her to stop. Her loss.

  7. Most of the trails are single track or very narrow, so get used to saying "ON YOUR LEFT" when you pass. It also never hurts to tell that person something encouraging like, "NICE JOB". And while you're on a kind streak, a big "THANK YOU" to the volunteers is golden and earns you an extra beer.

  8. If we have to postpone the race due to weather, we will push the race back to that afternoon or into the next day. We aren't afraid of a downpour, but we don't mess with lightning or hurricanes...or Sharknato.