Saturday, September 24, 20168:00 am CST
410 Post Hill St
Mason, Texas 76856

Mason, Texas, about 100 miles from Austin, San Angelo, and San Antonio, will hold its 10th annual Gem of the Hill Country 5 & 10k on September 24, 2016 @ 8:00am. Come and run the trail that was traveled by Native Americans, General Robert E. Lee, and numerous other historical figures that settled Texas. This race course is a good training course for individuals or teams that are training for future half or full marathons but easy enough for the novice runner or walker.

Course: The 5K & 10K runs take place on mostly paved roads(1/4 mile dirt). The race starts and finishes near Mason's Library. The 10K is an up and back course. The 5K follows the same route but turns on Post Hill at the 2 mile point. The course is scenic and far from flat with a few challenging hills thrown in for fun. Aid stations with h2o will be every mile. First aid available on call, water and fruit at finish.
Location: Front of the Mason County Library, Post Hill Street
Schedule: 6:30am - Registration
8:00am - 5K/10K Start
Entry Fees:

$20 Early - thru September 19th
$25 After and on Race Day
$15 p/person/HS/middle school teams
1-mile fun run and walk: Free

Free t-shirts to first 200 participants.

Packet Pickup: Race day starting at 6:30am, Mason County Library

Awards for over all winners M & F, Overall Masters (60+) winner M & F, top 3 M & F in age group 11-14.15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65+.

New! Lions Club is offering a cash prize + overall winner award for breaking the course record. email Marty Bentson at


Marty Bentson, 325-456-7751,
Mason County Chamber of Commerce, 325-347-5758,