Fort Belknap

Sat April 10, 2021 Newcastle, TX 76372 US Directions
Historic Fort Belknap, the starting place of the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Drive


10:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT


9:30AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT

Half Marathon

8:30AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT

Join us for the 2nd Annual Goodnight-Loving 5K, 10K, Half Marathon Run hosted by the historic Fort Belknap and the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Graham, Texas!

The Goodnight-Loving 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon will be an out-and-back run from the entrance gate of Fort Belknap, the historic birthplace of the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail.
Crawfish and Cannons
We invite you to enjoy the all-day celebration with live crawfish boil, farmers market, Official Texas State Longhorn Herd, cannons, Texas Forts Trail Wine Festival, bloody Mary bar, and live music by Shane Smith & The Saints!




Each athlete registered prior to March 15 will receive Goodnight-Loving swag including:
Choice of (1) Crawfish Plate or (1) Top Shelf Bloody Mary
1 Goodnight-Loving Run T-Shirt
  • *10K Participants will receive the above items, plus 1 Goodnight-Loving Run Coffee Mug
  • **Half-Marathon Participants will receive the above items, coffee mug, and 1 Finisher Medal
Runners registering past March 15 may not receive their requested shirt size due to availability 
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male and Female Finishers (5K, 10K, Half Marathon)
Top Male and Female Finisher in Age Groups (Half Marathon): 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

Non-Runners will need to purchase tickets to the Crawfish and Cannons to enjoy the after race festivities! Tickets can be purchased at 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
7:30-8:15am | Race day registration
8:30am | Half Marathon
9:30am | 10K
10:00am | 5K
10:30am | Post-Race Party
12:00pm | Awards Ceremony
Crawfish and Cannons After-Party!
12:00pm | Crawfish Boil and Cannon Fire!
1:00pm | Live Music by Jaytin Sims, Live Cannon Firing
2:00pm | Live Music by Shane Smith & The Saints
*Crawfish and Cannons- enjoy a Crawfish Boil,  Farmers Market, Bloody Mary Bar, Kids Activities, Concert, and Live Cannon Firing every hour.
Timing and Results
A timing chip will be attached to the back of your race bib. In order to receive an accurate finish time, please confirm your bib is attached to the FRONT of your shirt and is clearly visible. Do not remove, alter or tear the tag in any way. Timing Services will be provided by AllSports Timing. Results posted at after the race.
Aid Stations
Aid stations will be located at approximately every mile throughout the course with water, sports beverages, protein snacks, and port-a-johns. 
Safety & Weather
In order to ensure the safety of all runners, bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, baby carriers, and dogs are prohibited from the race course. This is an out-and-back course on FM 61, which does contain a few mild incline hills. It is VERY important for you to stay alert throughout the race, stay inside cones and obey all race and traffic signage. Jogging strollers are permitted but must start in the back.
Races will be held rain or shine, however, if there is severe weather in the area the race start may be delayed or cancelled. As a reminder, registration fees are non-refundable.
From Graham: Head north on Elm St toward McKinley, Continue onto US-380 W, Turn left onto US-380 W/Houston St, Turn Left onto FM 61 E, arrive at Fort Belknap on the right. 
From Wichita Falls: Follow TX-27 S to TX-251 S in Olney, Follow TX-251 S to US-380 W/Houston St in Newcastle, Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto US-380 W/Houston St, Follow FM 61 E to Fort Belknap
Through Traffic on FM 61 from Graham to Fort Belknap will be limited for the race****

Ingleside Ranch 
Wildcatter Ranch
Holiday Inn Express, Graham
Best Western, Graham

We invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Crawfish and Cannons at Fort Belknap after the race! We will have a live crawfish boil, cannon firing on the hour, childrens activities, farmers market vendors, Texas Forts Trail Wine Festival, and concert by Shane Smith and The Saints!

Race Website

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114 Fort Circle
114 Fort Cir
Newcastle, TX US 76372
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