Lake McMurtry

April 11, 2020
Stillwater, Oklahoma



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Lake McMurtry

The in person 2020 Lake McMurtry Trail Run has been canceled. Registered runners have the option to run virtually or to defer to any Outlaw Trail Race in the next year. If you have registered please email your choice to by Friday March 20th. You may still register for the virtual (any distance but contact us directly for the 100k because the finisher award is a buckle). We hope to run with you all soon!

The Lake McMurtry gpx courses have been posted on the fb page. It takes us a bit longer to get them on the website because it is more technically challenging for us. We have been informed there are some changes on the orange trail recently that will be different (thanks for the information Dennis Hotson).


Oklahoma’s Oldest Trail Run!! The Lake McMurtry Trail Race is proudly going into its 21st year. The race was started in 1999 by Earl Blewett. Earl saw the beauty of Lake McMurtry with its gorgeous scenery, soft, beginner friendly trail system, spectacular lake views, and reputation for having some of the best trails in the state of Oklahoma for running as well as mountain biking. In 2009 Earl turned the race over to the Tatur organization and its race director Ken Childress. Ken did a fantastic job of keeping the quality, history and tradition of the Lake McMurtry Trail Race alive. The Outlaw group began directing the run in 2019 who added their own flair, while keeping the tradition alive with the same great trails and entertaining aid stations.

Course Description

A variety of distances to choose from with offerings of 100K, 50K, 25K, 12K and 5K on single track, winding through the pines and along the shores of Lake McMurtry. This is a moderately difficult course, great for beginners and seasoned trail runners alike. The courses consist of a loop on the west side of the lake with the longer races utilizing an out and back to the east side of the lake as well. The 50K has about 1,500 feet of gain. The 100K comprises the 50K course twice.

Aid/Water Station and Distances

  1. Water Station on north loop-  1.2 miles and 4 miles on return
  2. North loop back to start/finish 5.2 miles (crew and drop bags)
  3. Aid Station – 8 Miles and 28.25 (no crew, no drop bags)
  4. Water Station below dam 10.25 miles and 25.8
  5. Water Station – 12.25 miles and 23.75 on return
  6. Aid Station – Burris road by East Pavilion 15.25 miles and 20.8 (crew and drop bags)
  7. Start/Finish – 30.8 (crew and drop bags)

Virtual Run

Unable to attend and still want to participate?  Virtual options do exist that allow runners to obtain a coveted medal or complete the series even if they are unable to attend an event in person. We realize that other life obligations come up.


The cutoff for all distances is 18 hours.

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will start at 6 am the day of the race. It will be set up at the west side pavilion at the Start/Finish.


Pictures will be available free with your registration!!


Amazing food at the start/finish provided by Dirty Sanchez Cue and Brue Crue!!


The start/finish is at the Lake McMurtry West Recreation Area. Apple Maps doesn’t give accurate directions to this location so please use Google Maps or the directions below. The race is not at the East Recreation Area.


Lake McMurtry West Recreation Area(30285 Bronco Curve, Stillwater, OK 74075)

From Stillwater and the 177/51 junction, head west on highway 51 (W 6th Ave.). Turn North (right) on N. Cottonwood  Road for 3 miles. Then west (left) on E0590 and north (right) on County road 160 and a right on Bronco Curve.

We have campsites reserved for camping at Lake McMurtry Friday night.

Stillwater offers a variety of hotel options. Airport options include Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and the Tulsa International Airport.

Please contact us at Outlaw 100 on messenger with questions. Also check out our facebook page Outlaw 100 for race updates and please “like” our page.