In 2014 the race premiered the first King & Queen of the Hill Challenge to race participants—winners to receive the prestigious polka dot jersey. The King & Queen of the Hill Challenge pits runners to compete up one of the notable hills on W. 15th St. at West Ave. The challenge is from Nueces St. to West Ave., approximately two city blocks. All participants are timed on the hill ascent. The fastest participant times between the two-timing checkpoints on the ascent will be crowned King & Queen of the Hill.
Polka dot jersey awarded to one male and one female in each of the three categories: Overall, Masters, and 19 & under.
Hilltopper Results 2018
Overall: Erin Hogan, 14.5 seconds
Masters: Lindsay Walker, 17.1 seconds
19 & Under: Emily Greco, 16.6 seconds
Overall (Tie): Bryan Ngo & Hunter Mullins, 11.9 seconds
Masters: Chance Henderson, 12.3 seconds
19 & Under: Hunter Mullins, 11.9 seconds
*2019 – No official results due to weather cancelation.
*2020-21 – No official results due to pandemic cancelation.