Friends of Government Canyon 2018 Recharge Run

Come run where the dinosaurs once roamed–join us for our 5th annual fundraiser Recharge Trail Run! Due to possible impact of the natural area, the race is limited to the first 300 participants. In the event of rain/trail closures the race will be held on the roads of GCSNA - there will be no rain date. 

What:  15K / 8K Trail Runs

When:  Saturday, November 3, 2018

Where: Government Canyon State Natural Area - front/back country trails

Online registration closes Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 11:59pm


Become a FoGC Member and receive $10 off your race registration!



Saturday, November 3, 2018  
15K - 7:30am start time
8K - 7:45am start time

Entry Fees

15K - $55  
8K   - $45

Race day: 15k - $60, 8k - $50

Entry Fee Includes

  • Race shirt
  • Food and drinks
  • Sponsor coupons and swag
  • Finisher's Medal!!

Important Notice: 

Due to potential impact to the Natural Area the race will cap at 300 runners. In the event of rain/trail closures, the race will be held on the roads of GCSNA. COURSE CUTOFF is 11am.


15K runs through the Backcountry trails. A challenging and scenic course with lots of hills and rocks. (see course map below)

8K runs through the Frontcountry trails. An easy to moderate course that is great for beginners and walkers. (see course map below)

Packet Pick Up / Late Registration:

  • Friday, November 2nd, 3-7pm at REI (Community Room), 11745 IH-10 West, Suite 110, 78230
  • Saturday, November 3rd, 6:15 - 7:15am at Government Canyon State Natural Area Picnic Pavilion

Race Day Parking:

Park at FOLKS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 9855 Swayback Ranch Road.  Shuttles will run from Folks M.S. to GCSNA between 6:15am and 11:30am. For more info, see the Runner's Shuttle section below.


2018 Recharge Run Sponsors