Mega Run Information
What, When, Where
Mega Run 2023 is our club's 23rd annual off-road event and competition. The event is comprised of independent wheeling, camping, competitions, a raffle, and awards. Mega Run is family-friendly and appropriate for rigs of all sizes (except dirt bikes and 4-wheelers) and drivers of all skill levels. The park has primitive camping, showers, and bathrooms, or if camping isn't your style, you can stay at any of the park's cabins/bunk houses, or stay at a hotel in town. However, book quickly because rooms sell out fast! This year's Mega Run will be held on March 2nd - March 5th at noon at Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area in Gilmer, Texas. Please see the Schedule for specific dates, events, and times. Please read below for further details and let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you in March!
Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area
6284 N. SH 155
Gilmer, TX 75645
Online Registration is Closed!
Mega Run Event
Mega Run Registration includes a T-shirt, an event sticker, and a goodie bag.
Passengers are included during early registration.
Primitive camping and park entry is included.
Event registration is for each rig/driver pair.
If multiple drivers wish to compete in the same rig and the same event there must be registered for each driver. (i.e. if you want to drive your rig in the morning on the rock garden and your friend drives it on the obstacle course in the afternoon that is one registration. Whereas, if you both want to drive the same rig on the rock garden that requires a second registration.)
Early registration is $100 and guarantees your merchandise. No refunds.
Registration and/or payment after January 15, 2023, or at the gate is $110 and $10 per spectator age 10 and up.
Event shirts, event decals, and koozies are available while supplies last.
When you arrive...
Stop at the front desk and check-in. Then go inside to sign the event waiver, EVERYONE MUST SIGN A WAIVER. You will receive a wristband that must be worn. Pick up a goodie bag (if you early registered) and additional merchandise in the back.
BMRA controls all of the cabins and RV spots. You will have to go through BMRA.If you have reserved a cabin or RV spot, the park will issues keys at the front desk.
Each Mega Run participant will visit Tech Inspection after registering/checking in and signing a waiver.
Tech inspection is located at the back office and includes a safety check.
EVERY RIG MUST GO THROUGH A SAFETY CHECK AND GET AN EVENT #.
Each vehicle must have working seat belts
A fire extinguisher within reach of the driver & a firmly secured battery (if they see any other safety concerns, they will make these known at this time).
They will confirm vehicle class as well (tech team class designation is FINAL).
Mega Run is not possible without some help from volunteers. Our club runs on a volunteer basis and we can always use a hand! Please consider supporting the club and this event and sign up for a shift or two...or three. This will help ensure that the event runs more smoothly for everyone! You do not have to be registered for competition in the event to volunteer. We are offering volunteers 30 raffle tickets per slot that they work, so sign up early and we will look forward to seeing you! Click the button below to sign up for some time slots. Don't hesitate to CONTACT US if you have any questions. And thank you in advance!
Park opens at 8 AM on Thursday.
PARK CLOSES AT NOON ON SUNDAY, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS!!
OHV Stickers are required for all rigs in the park. There are no guarantees that OHV stickers will be available for sale at the gate, so please purchase one before Mega Run. OHV stickers can be purchased directly from TPWD over the phone or from various local retailers. Texas OHV decals are $16 and are good from Sept. 1 - Aug. 31 of the following year. The TPWD Service Center can be reached at (512) 389-8917 Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm CST. This website also has a list of distributors.
If the game warden is on site and sees no valid sticker, you can be issued a ticket for anywhere from $50 to $500.
TRAILS CLOSE AT 10:00 PM. You must be off the trails by 10:00 pm. Only the main access road can be used to travel between sites and to bathrooms after this time.
SECURITY WILL BE OUT AND ON PATROL!!
DO NOT LITTER
NO DRINKING AND DRIVING
QUIET TIME at BMRA is between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. Please be considerate of your neighbors so that everyone can enjoy the event.
Motorcycles and 4-wheelers will not be allowed in the park during Mega Run.
ALL entrants into the park MUST sign a Waiver on site. This includes passengers.
Seat belts must be worn AT ALL TIMES. NO DRINKING AND DRIVING
ALL minors (under age 18) MUST be accompanied by an adult. If the adult is not the parent or legal guardian, the waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and notarized prior to attending.
Vehicle Classes & Trail Ratings
8am - 10pm
3pm - 5pm
7pm - finish
7:00am - 9:00am
7:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm - Finish
8:00am - 11:00am
Registration & Tech Inspection.
Open trail riding.
Registration & Tech Inspection
Open trail riding.
Chicks in the Sticks Run, sponsored by RUTZ Offroad
Trail leader is Jennifer Behunin
Poker Run, sponsored by Brew Crew
Registration & Tech Inspection
Open Trail riding
Obstacle Course, Barrel Race, King of the Hill and Rock Garden, each event starts right after the other event
Awards and Raffle Ticket Sales
Open trail rides, clean park and load up and head home. Thank you, be safe!
Own your own
Own your own
Meet at RUTZ Offroad camp by cell phone tower
Own your own
King of the Hill trail to be announed at the barrel race.
Main Pavilion, MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
Park closes at Noon.
The Poker Run is a fun group ride on a mild trail loop that will get your 4 wheels trail ready and let you meet your fellow competitors. Be sure to bring your score sheet (included in your registration bag) and meet at the Main Pavilion at 6:30pm. Trail will be announced. Line up and run the trails as a group, stopping to draw cards along the way and try to build a winning hand. The cards you drew will be marked on your score sheet. Meet back at the pavilion and 20 raffle tickets and a selected prize will go to the winning hand (or hands in case of a tie) and 20 raffles tickets to the lowest hand.
Throughout the weekend. There will be cones marked MR22 placed throughout the park. You must ride the trails to find the cones. One cone per rig per day. Please bring the cones to the raffle on Saturday to claim your prize.
The objective on the Rock Garden is to see how far you can get in the time allotted. The rig in each class that goes the farthest in one minute wins. If more than one rig completes the course under the time limit, the rig with the lowest time wins. Awards will be given for the best time in each class.
The Obstacle Course challenges each driver to complete a series of obstacles. The course is designed to equalize the playing field: extremely built rigs will excel in some areas whereas stock rigs will excel in other areas. This is a timed challenge, but don't touch the course caution tape or you will be penalized with additions to your total time. Awards will be given for the best time in each class.
This is a traditional Barrel Race with 3 barrels, except our contestants have way more than 1 horse power! Competitors race the clock to be the first around all three barrels and back to the starting line. But there's a catch, if you touch the course caution tape, or hit a barrel you are penalized with additions to your total time, so finesse is required! Awards will be given for the best time in each class.
King of the Hill
This is the time to settle old scores. A timed trail challenge; the winner of this event will walk away with bragging rights and an Award. This trail is a closely kept secret. You may put your name in the hat to run this trail, and will be allowed to back out if you want, but we do not reveal the name of this trail until after the barrel race. It's time to put up or shut up! Award plaques and cash prizes will be given for the best time in each class!