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Relive the rush of the original Spindletop Lucas Gusher by running in the Exygon and Baptist Hospitals Gusher marathon, Exxpress Mart half-marathon, and Kinsel Ford 5k. Since 2010, this flat, fast USATF Sanctioned/ Certified, Boston Qualifier course has been the home to numerous personal records (PR's), life changing stories, and lifelong memories.We have a distance for everyone. If you can walk three miles, you can be part of the rush. Use The Gusher as motivation to take steps toward improving your health.
Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in south Beaumont, TX. On January 10, 1901, a well at Spindeltop struck oil, at a depth of 1,139 feet. The Lucas Gusher, often referred to as the Lucas Geyser, blew oil over 150 feet in the air at a rate of 100,000 barrels per day. It took nine days before the well was brought under control.
As the first major oil field located in the United States, the well tripled the entire oil production capability of the United States overnight.