The only Race in the World that starts in the belly of a Cave. Enter into Texas largest Caverns and descend down to Pluto’s anteroom. Start one at a time every 8-15 seconds and run through wonderful and awesome spectacles of underground beauty.
Race start time for Half 7:00am
Event features a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon that runs on the private property of Natural Bridge Caverns. The 5k course is mainly on jeep trails that makes 1 loop and finishes in the NBC Village. The 10k is an out and back with one nice hill that then merges onto the 5k course and finishes in the NBC Village. The Half Marathon covers every type of terrain and the beauty of the Hill Country is stunning.
The NBC race was amazing. The course was well marked, the pre-race information was clear, and the food after was delicious (in addition to this being the only race that starts in a cave, this is also probably the only race in the world that serves sausage wrapped in a corn tortilla as a post race snack). I would totally run another race organized by this company.
I’ve made every NBC half marathon except the first. There’s a reason I keep coming back. These people know how to mark trails, provide a challenging course, and have many great rewards at the finish line.
NBC was one of my all time favorite races. The race director set the tone for a smile-filled race, volunteers were so encouraging and happy to be there. Will definitely be back.
Great job on the Caverns half-marathon! I ran the 5K and surprise, took third in my division. Great course, though a little more forewarning about that initial climb would have been useful! Ha. Great support and management team, good communication before during and after the race. Good food and fuel post race. A+!
Loved this race. Well organized. Great scenery. Definitely coming back next year!!
Prices 5k- $45, 10k $55 Half $80.00 ( Price increase on 4-1-2018, 10-1-2018 and 1-1-2019 )
T-Shirt: Must signup before 1-24-2019 to receive one.
5:30am – 6:30am packet pickup Half Marathon
5:30am – 7:00am packet pickup 5k & 10K
6:400am – Half Marathon pre-race meeting
6:50am – Half Marathon heads into Cave
7:00am – Half Marathon starts
7:10am – 10k & 5k pre-race meeting
7:20am – 10k & 5k heads into Cave
7:30am -8:15am 10k & 5k starts
9:00am – 9:10am Awards for 5k & 10k
10:00-10:30am Awards for Half Marathon
Saturday 2-2-2019 – Natural Bridge Caverns 3-5pm
Race Day – Natural Bridge Caverns ( Half 5:30am – 6:30am **** 5k & 10k 5:30am – 7:00am )
If refund is requested 14 or more days before event, 1/2 of the race fee ( No processing fees ), will be refunded. NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS to other events will be allowed .