2023 Headwaters of the Frio Trail Marathon, Half, 12K, 5K

Top Fundraising Awards

We've got some wonderful prizes for the 3 highest individual fundraisers. Each year a few people go way above and beyond to raise over 10 times the minumum amount. It only takes $250 to participate in the event, but it's really about raising as much as possible to provide for daily needs and fund life-transforming programs for the children of Hill Country Youth Ranch.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have some truly special prizes for the top 3 individual fundraisers. To qualify for these prizes, individuals need to raise a minimum of $2,500 or 10X the minimum fundraising amount. Our top fundraisers are exceptional people and we want to express our appreciation with something truly special and encourage each participant to put in your best fundraising effort.

Top Individual Fundraiser Prize

2 Night Stay at Treehouse Utopia + Dinner at the Laurel Tree     https://treehouseutopia.com/

This incredible property with 4 unique treehouse accommodations on the Sabinal River in Utopia, TX is the ultimate relaxing getaway. The Laurel Tree offers lunch and dinner on Saturdays only. Chef and Owner, Laurel Waters, changes the fresh and seasonal menu every Saturday. If it is not grown on the property, she hand selects every ingredient and never has food delivered. Classically trained in France, Laurel's menus are always a nice marriage of her Texas roots and French inspiration. 

2nd Place Individual Fundraiser Prize

2 Night Stay at Hotel Contessa, a hidden gem on the Riverwalk in San Antonio + $100 certificate for dinner at Ambler Texas Kitchen.  


An intimate, all-suite retreat set directly on San Antonio’s beloved Riverwalk, Hotel Contessa delights arriving guests with stylish suites that take their design cues from San Antonio’s rich history and vibrant culture. Guests can enjoy Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails serving up agave cocktails and authentically Texas fare.

3rd Place Individual Fundraiser Prize

$250 Gift Card for Southwest Airlines. 

Book your trip for our 2024 event or someplace else special courtesy of Southwest Airlines

Top Fundraising Team Prize

While our very best prizes go to individual fundraisers, we also want to recognize the efforts of teams in spurring each other on to greater levels of achievement. Each member of the top Fundraising Team will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card as a thank you for setting the team record.

2nd Place Fundraising Team Prize

Each member of the 2nd Place Fundraising Team will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.