Celebrating Five Years of National Public Lands Day Friends of Big Bend has participated in National Public Lands Day for the last five years.  It's been wonderful fun for all of us, and we've put together a celebration of this service to the park.  You can access this video at: Want to get some great ideas for new hikes? Check out our blog by Marathon resident Arlene Griffis at! 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!!