COVID-19 Announcement: Gator Bait Adventure Race and Trail Run – 3/1/2021

Hello Terra Firma Racing community!

Unfortunately, we will be postponing, and potentially cancelling, the Gator Bait events this year. One of the current requirements to host an event at a public State park is to provide a COVID-19 plan that has a judge’s approval. After reviewing the requirements to get such an approval, we determined that there were too many constraints (from an athletic perspective) that would make the experience less than desirable for a multi-sport event; especially for the folks that are used to participating in this event. We are currently engaging private landowners to see if this event can be relocated and hosted on a future date this year but finding property for the water (kayaking) portion of the adventure race is making it difficult.

We will be sure to update the community if anything changes with these events. As always, thanks for your understanding, patience, and continued support.

Date TBD

Huntsville State Park, Huntsville, Texas
Race Start: 9:00 a.m.

Choose from a 5k, 15k or 13.1 mile trail run. Lose yourself among the majestic trees and natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. The heavily-wooded park adjoins the Sam Houston National Forest and encloses the 210-acre Lake Raven. Expect the trails to be mostly flowy single-track with sandy bits, roots, beautiful bridge crossings, and hopefully gator sightings!





5k – $40 (per person)

15k – $60 (per person)

13.1m – $80 (per person)

After Sunday April 5

5k – $50 (per person)

15k – $70 (per person)

13.1m – $90 (per person)

Day-of Registration

5k – $60 (per person)

15k – $80 (per person)

13.1m – $100 (per person)

Racers 18 years old and under get a $10 discount!


Recognition of Your Awesomeness

Podium Categories

  • Overall: Male & Female for each distance
  • Overall: Male & Female Masters (40+) for Half Marathon only
  • Age Groups: – 3 Deep
  • Finisher Medal to all finishers



Tentative Course Map

Gator Bait Trail Run Map

Gator Bait Trail Run Map



Huntsville State Park

Huntsville State Park
565 Park Road 40 West
Huntsville TX 77340

Huntsville State Park is open to the public and will not be closed just for this event so please be courteous of your fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

The state police patrol the park during race hours and you will get a ticket if you are caught speeding.




Huntsville State Park camping fills up fast! Get your reservations ASAP!

Huntsville Chamber of Commerce



Extra Bits

Right to Cancel or Reschedule: Terra Firma Racing LLC reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time that day or alternate date within the year—if available. In the event of a CANCELLATION with no ability to reschedule, there will be NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEES. Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry paid.