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The Ultra Run is in the books!
Many thanks to our 2013 runners and sponsors, whose contributions enabled the Friends to make a $7,000 gift to the Trails Fund!

RUNNERS:  Want to know your race number, or know where to find your time when you get home from the race?

Head to and find your race distance.  This is where your official time is recorded for you.  Thanks to Overland Race Management for having these times available so quickly!!

The Friends Receive $12,500 from the Permian Basin Area Foundation
The Friends have received a grant from the Permian Basin Area Foundation, our first grant in our $375,000 Paleontology Campaign.  We are pleased to be on our way to raising much needed funds to update this family-friendly exhibit.  To learn more about this project click here.


Thank you Brown Foundation!
Friends of Big Bend National Park is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant from the Brown Foundation.  This grant is for our Paleontology Exhibit Campaign, which will expand and improve the park’s paleontology exhibit facilities.   This brings our total to $105,000 raised for this important campaign – only $250,000 left to go for Phase 1!