Saturday, September 24, 20228:30 am CDT
410 Post Hill St
Mason, Texas 76856

Mason, Texas, about 100 miles from Austin, San Angelo, and San Antonio will hold its 14th Annual Gem of the Hill Country 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 8:30AM. 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.


The 5K runs take place on mostly paved roads(1/4 mile dirt). The race starts near the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library and finishes at Heritage Park. The course is scenic and far from flat with a few challenging hills thrown in for fun. Water stations will be available at every mile. First aid available on call, water at finish. Come for the run, stay for the FREE Old Yeller Days Festival at Heritage Park 9-2pm!

Race Day Schedule

7:00AM - 7:30AM PACKET PICK-UP at M. Beven Eckert Library (410 Post Hill St. Mason, TX 76856)
8:30AM RACE STARTS at M. Beven Eckert Library (410 Post Hill St. Mason, TX 76856)
9:30AM AWARDS at Heritage Park

9:00AM - 2:00PM OLD YELLER DAY FESTIVAL at Heritage Park (Race Finish Line - Behind Library)

Entry Fees

5K$35.00from 2022-06-16to 2022-08-31
$45.00from 2022-09-01to 2022-09-24

Each runner who registers before August 31st will receive a Finisher medal, 100% polyester t-shirt and Swag Bag.

Award Categories

Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-99

Most Spirited Business Award

Packet Pickup

Friday, September 23rd from 5:30am - 6:00pm at Kinesio Fitt (310 Fort McKavitt Mason, TX 76856)

Race day starting at 7:00am, Mason County Library

Contact Info

Kinesio Fitt - 325-294-4300