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Texas' Overnight Roadtrip Since 1836!

Texas and the TIR

Texas History, State Facts, & the TIR

If you moved to Texas after 7th grade (and missed out on Texas History), then please review this basic summation of Texas History - right now!!! There's some other stuff here, too..

Let's Do This!

Race or Support - Choose at least one!

The majority of TIR participants simply enjoy to run and have fun, which is awesome! But, you can also volunteer, sponsor, and raise money for a great cause - all while having a blast!

Love to Hear From You

Hey!! What's up?!

We REALLY want you to have the very best and most enjoyable experience at the TIR! Don't hesitate to give us a call or send a note any time... we absolutely would love to hear from you!

The Challenge

The Texas Independence Relay is composed of 36 relay legs of various lengths, totaling close to 200 miles. The course starts in Gonzales, where the spark of the Texas Revolution took place, and it finishes in the preeminent city of Brenham in Washington County, where Texas officially began (with the signing of the Declaration of Texas Independence)! To tackle this formidable task, your team will have of up to 12 members (your choice!), and you will have an exceptional time furthering good friendships and making new ones! You’ll encourage each other along the way while you visit the small cities of Gonzales, Shiner, Moulton, Flatonia, Schulenburg, Weimar, Ammannsville, La Grange, Fayetteville, New Ulm, Industry, Bellville, and Chappell Hill. Then, you’ll make your way to the incomparably delicious headquarters of Blue Bell Creameries Brenham, experiencing it in a way you never have before! Racing on a team with your friends in this unique format over an incomparable span of Texas steeped with momentous history all amounts to a GREAT time that you’ll fondly remember forever! This all takes place over Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, and don’t forget the Packet Pick Up Plus on Friday, March 26! Come and take it… if you have what it takes!

Your Epic Texas Journey

Gonzales is a wonderfully welcoming town, rich with history and attractive to tourists looking to escape the big city! Your entire team will run a small loop together around downtown, marking the commencement of your journey. You’ll enjoy picturesque rolling hills replete with blooming Texas wildflowers on perfect relay roads as you journey over rural dirt roads - even passing Sam Houston’s Tree! After leaving Gonzales, you’ll get a taste of smaller Texas towns with exceptionally large hearts! Shiner, Flatonia, Schulenburg, and Weimar, you’ll appreciate each town’s individual flavor, but you will also note that they all possess a distinct relaxing quality. By the time your team reaches La Grange, the sun will have retired for the day.

Fayettville, New Ulm, and Industry will be sleeping communities as you pass through (though at least a few will stay up to curiously observe your unrelenting journey through the night). Pressing on tirelessly toward the finish, you and your team will chase the sunrise into the morning and be warmly welcomed by Bellville!

After taking in some more breath-taking vistas showcasing Texas landscape, you'll reach the historic town of Chappell Hill. Between Chappell Hill and Branham, we've heard the Bluebonnets and wildflowers are arguably the best around! Finally, in Brenham, you'll be able to undeniably taste glory when you finish at the incomparable Blue Bell Creameries on Brenham's east side!