Many people have been asking about Hunter Gatherer Ultras, (Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer vs Survival Run: Nicaragua) and are confused on some event details such as event location, does everyone have to wear sandals, can I just run etc... This release is designed to clear some of the confusion and to officially announce the event on our site.

Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer and Hunter Gatherer Ultramarathons

The new Survival Run series goes beyond ultra, obstacle and adventure racing

August 30, 2013

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Austin, TX--  This October 5th, a new kind of obstacle course race will be coming to Texas.  Taking place in the treacherous and unforgiving terrain of west Texas, the Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer will integrate primitive survival skills into the 50k and 100k distance races.  Competitors will have to prove proficient in bow drill fire making, creating and shooting a bow and arrow, finding and filtering water, and even fashioning their own sandals which they will have to run the race in.

The objective of the Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer is to take the participants out of their comfort zone and into the unknown by challenging them to use and master primitive skills that the peoples indigenous to the region had to use on a daily basis.  Entry to the Survival Run is by application only.

The Hunter Gatherer event will also include self supported 50k and 100k run only (no obstacles) ultra distance races.  Participants in the run only ultras will be facing the same challenging terrain as the Survival Run competitors, and will still have to find and filter their own water.  

In keeping with the direction and theme of the Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer, all sponsors of the event are ones whose product lines are focused on promoting the health benefits of a traditional or primitive lifestyle.  

San Antonio based survival skills training center and herbalism school, The Human Path, along with Seattle footwear company Luna Sandals, are the presenting sponsors of the 2013 Hunter Gatherer events. Several Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer competitors attended a survival training weekend in early August, which was hosted by The Human Path, to learn the skills needed for the race.

Austin based Epic Bars is a supporting sponsor of the Hunter Gatherer events.  Epic Bars are protein bars made from grass fed meat and are a top seller at area natural grocery stores.  Saquito Chia Energy Mix is another supporting sponsor.  Saquito is a chia and hemp seed based energy food made from all natural, whole foods.  The ingredients of both the Epic bars and the Saquito energy mix are foods that peoples native to the west Texas area would have recognized and used.

A portion of the proceeds from the Hunter Gatherer event will go to Norawas de Raramuri, a non-profit which works with the Ultramarathon Caballo Blanco to ensure that the local Raramuri (Tarahumara) participants of the race receive the non-GMO seed corn and maize that are vital to their survival.

The races, both the Survival Runs and the Hunter Gatherer Ultramarathons, will take place on Saturday, October 5th at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, TX starting at 4am.  For more details or to apply for the Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer, please visit

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amanda Esquivel at

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Presenting Sponsors of the 2013 Hunter Gatherer Survival Run and Ultras

Supporting Sponsors of the 2013 Hunter Gatherer Survival Run and Ultras