Race Details

May 16th, 2015
@ Texas Renaissance Festival Grounds
21778 Farm-To-Market Road 1774
Todd Mission, TX 77363

The grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival have been transformed for the King’s Tournament of Warriors and you are invited to compete! In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, the King has emptied his village and filled it with MUD for the annual Renaissance Run. Whether you fancy yourself Richard the Lionheart or Joan of Arc, this 3 mile obstacle course will test your mettle on trails and off, through moats and over castle walls, and perhaps even against an army of trolls. The Run will be filled with interactive role-players that will make your trek harder or easier depending on their mood, including the elves of the Queen’s Color Zone. And since no tournament can be complete without merriment, the Queen has insisted on food and drink for all! Compete as a clan/team, a family, or an individual and honor the warriors who have come before us by testing the warrior in you. Show your guts. Grab your Glory. Earn your Beer.

Let us not forget that there will be Medieval games, designed for strong contestants, and a truly fantastical royal post-race party fit for the King himself.

Sign up as an individual or clan! We welcome all clansmen, lads, lasses, vikings, pirates, barbarians, elves, goblins, or any other man, woman, or beast.

By Royal Decree, the amount of runners on these lands has been limited by The King, so be sure to quickly CHOOSE YOUR WAVE and SIGN UP!

Participants of The Renaissance Run shall receive:

• Custom Race Bib
• Custom Race T-shirt
• One of a kind finisher bracelet
• Post-race pint of beer
• FREE Post-race photos of you and your CLAN!
• Admission to grounds and Medieval Games
• One FREE ticket to the 2015 Renaissance Festival

Squire Scramble

Not quite a knight, but want to prove yourself too? Join the Squire Scramble! If you're between the ages of 6 and 11, you can get dirty too! Show the adults who's king by competing on a 1 mile course all your own. Climb the back of the sleeping dragon, without waking him, scale the castle walls, see if you can outsmart the mud pixies from the Mud Moat, and much more. Test your mettle. Prove your worth. And throw mud balls at your parents!

Included in the Squire's Entry:

• Official Squire Scuffle Tee Shirt
• Free Photos of their Run

Parking is $5

Spectators Fees:13yrs & Up $10, 6-12yrs $5, 5yrs & Under Free

ON SATURDAY, MEDIEVAL GAMES will be from 9:30am-3:00pm! Get medieval with the Clan Tug of War, Weight over bar, stone throw and More! Click here for more information

Lift up your cares, Fill thy glass at the Royal Beer Garden, and live full the Day!

Get your Clan ready to RUN! Create your Clan or team during online registration and invite your friends to join! Choose your wave start time during online registration! Waves are limited to 200 runners!

The Renaissance Run FEE Schedule - Price is per person.

• First 200 to Register! - $45
• October 10th thru November 30th - $50 (Special Renaissance Fair Pricing)
• December 1st thru January 31st - $65
• February 1st thru February 28th - $70
• March 1st thru March 31st - $75
• April 1st thru May 16th - $80 (Tshirt not guaranteed)

Squire Scramble FEE Schedule (Ages 6-14) - Price is per person.

• Thru December 31st - $20
• January 1st thru February 28th - $30
• March 1st thru April 30th - $40
• May 1st thru May 16th - $45 (T-Shirt not guaranteed)

Refunds are not available for any reason, other than active military service. Event entries ARE NOT transferable. We are sorry, but we will not be able to make exceptions to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed as long as possible in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the event is canceled, all registered participants will be issued a 25% credit for use in any 2015 Race Texas event. However, NO REFUNDS will be issued.

Packet Pickup is race day, May 16th, 2015. You must pick up your packet at least 45 minutes before the start of your assigned wave.


By Kings Decree, The Renaissance Run occurs on the enchanted grounds within the Kingdom of Texas Renaissance Festival. The magic and merriment of the Festival only occurs once a year in the Fall and will not occur during the Spring festival of this run through the mud. However, villagers, games, food, excitement and enchantment will be available. More importantly, you will be to Lift Up Your Cares in New Market Village during this fantastical event.
The Age of participation for The Renaissance Run shall be 14 years or older. We have added a 1-mile Squire Scramble for children ages 6-14 who wish to prove themselves worthy.
The path throughout the kingdom shall require a general level of fitness and will consist of 3 miles which sustain 15 obstacles that involve climbing, crawling, and any other means of conquering stated obstacles. Swimming is not necessary, time is not of the essence, and each person may run, walk, or crawl to complete this event. Please carefully review the waiver and if you question your ability or there is concern of participation, consultation of your barber or physician may be necessary.
Invoke your favorite barbarian, elf, knight, pirate or any other medieval or fantasy character! Teams are encouraged to wear clothing that would inspire fellow participants. Wear memorable clothing that brings out your inner competitor; however, nudity shall not be tolerated. Moreover, remember to wear footwear that is comfortable when running over uneven ground. Each participant will receive a wonderful Medieval Mud Shirt and although it has been awarded to you, we know it will suit your fancy, so preservation of this garment is most likely a must. In lieu of this shirt, we suggest that you wear outer garments that are comfortable, will not retain water, and footwear that will stay secured to your lower extremities. Remember, all must wear your allotted number, or race bib, on the front of your person, and this number shall be affixed to your outer garments or number belt during the event.
Yes as it would not be proper to let our participants go without a strong drink and hearty fare. By complements of the King, His Majesty has decreed that upon completion of the race, each participant will receive a beer or soft drink as a reward for their accomplishment. Moreover, he hath made available, at a discount, meal vouchers when purchased while registering online. Appetizing food and an invigorating beer garden will be open from 10 to 3 of the clock on the day of the race. Furthermore, food or beverages shall not be allowed to pass through the village gates.
By order of Her Majesty, the Queen has defined an area along the competition path and has proclaimed it to be the Queen’s Color Zone. It is here that her servants shall toss colored powder upon the figures of participants. You will be free to enter or avoid the Color Zone. This elvish made powder is also known as food grade cornstarch and is one hundred percent natural and safe. As with any substance, particularly elvish, you should take care to avoid the eyes and the Queen’s servants shall be vigilant to accomplish this - or it will be their head.
There will be a truly unique contraption that shall shower participants after the race.
Yes, in addition to the village barber, there will be a large team of  Emergency Medical Technicians throughout the kingdom.
NO. By Kings order, The Texas Renaissance Festival only occurs in the FALL.
By order of the Crown, the Fields at New Market will be available to all participants and spectators on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th. The weekend charge will be $10 for any man or woman and there shall be no fee for wee lads and lasses. As a special treat for thee, the fire circle has been ordered to be ignited and a bonfire will be experienced by all. Hot showers and flush toilets will be available to remove the stench of peasantry after a hard day of trudging through the mud for those that have purchased camping tickets from 4-7pm. Purchase thy tickets online race registration.