XTERRA Gator Bait Trail Run 2017

EVENT STARTS JUNE 18, 2017

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DATE, LOCATION & EVENT

Race Date: June 18th, 2017 8:00am

Location: Huntsville State Park, 565 Park Road 40 West, Huntsville TX 77340

Event: Choose from a 5K, 15K or 13.1m trail run. Lose yourself among the majestic trees and natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. The heavily-wooded park adjoins the Sam Houston National Forest and encloses the 210-acre Lake Raven. This race is part of the XTERRA Trail Running Series - some of the most recognizable, enjoyable, sometimes rooted, sometimes rocky, sometimes sandy, tree ducking, creek crossing, hill climbing, dirt on your shirt, sweat in your eye trail runs on the planet.

 

PRICING

5k:

     -$40 until 11:59pm (CST) May 24th (Guarantees T-Shirt)
     -$50 until 11:59pm (CST) June 15th (Online Registration Closes)
     -$60 until 7:30am (CST) June 18th (Race Day On-site and UPON AVAILABILITY)

15k:

     -$60 until 11:59pm (CST) May 24th (Guarantees T-Shirt)
     -$70 until 11:59pm (CST) June 15th (Online Registration Closes)
     -$80 until 7:30am (CST) June 18th (Race Day On-site and UPON AVAILABILITY)-

13.1mile Half Marathon:

     -$80 until 11:59pm (CST) May 24th (Guarantees T-Shirt)
     -$90 until 11:59pm (CST) June 15th (Online Registration Closes)
     -$100 until 7:30am (CST) June 18th (Race Day On-site and UPON AVAILABILITY)

*In addition, there is a $5 per person state park fee (unless you have a state park pass). Children 12 and under are free.

Notes:
*Registration includes: A fun, well organized event, t-shirt, racer raffle, finisher medal & post race food/beverage.
*Age-group awards are based on racing age on December 31, 2017.
*Right to Cancel or Reschedule – Terra Firma Racing LLC reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time that day or alternate date within the year (if available). In the event of a CANCELLATION with no ability to reschedule, there will be NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEES.  Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry paid.

 

COURSE

5k Trail Run

-This course will take you on the Dogwood Loop Trail as well as Prairie Branch Loop Trail. You will run through dogwood trees and into the mixed pine and hardwood forest, before running along the shore of Lake Raven, two completely different habitats.  
-Course will be marked by RED arrows and WHITE XTERRA tape.
-Aid Station (1) mid-way - Gatorade, water (We are going green this year and aid stations will not be stocked with cups. Please carry your own hydration pack to refill at aid stations.)

15k Trail Run

-This course will be a 1 lap of the Chinquapin Trail plus a small portion of the 5k course (subject to reroutes when construction is active). This trail encircles the entire Lake Raven within the state park. You will travel over marshes teeming with wildlife, and wind your way through single track trails in the pine trees. The course can be sandy and rooted at times. And yes, there are gators in the park. Stay on the trail and not in the marsh and you will be fine.

-Course will be marked by BLUE arrows and WHITE XTERRA tape.
-Aid Stations approx. every 2-3 miles - Gatorade, water (We are going green this year and aid stations will not be stocked with cups. Please carry your own hydration pack to refill at aid stations.)
 

13.1mile Trail Run (Half Marathon)

- This course will be a 2 laps of the Chinquapin Trail plus a small portion of the 5k course (subject to reroutes when construction is active). This trail encircles the entire Lake Raven within the state park. You will travel over marshes teeming with wildlife, and wind your way through single track trails in the pine trees. The course can be sandy and rooted at times. And yes, there are gators in the park. Stay on the trail and not in the marsh and you will be fine.

-Course will be marked by BLUE arrows and WHITE XTERRA tape.
-Aid Stations approx. every 2-3 miles - Gatorade, water (We are going green this year and aid stations will not be stocked with cups. Please carry your own hydration pack to refill at aid stations.)


GENERAL OVERVIEW

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-PRIMARY parking is located along the park road toward transition. This area is normally closed to the public, but the gate will be open on race day, and manned by a volunteer to allow racers/spectators in.

-Note:  Huntsville State Park is a public trail and will NOT be closed just for this event so please be courteous of your fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

-IF you DNF from the RUN for any reason, PLEASE go directly to the RACE DIRECTOR or TIMING COMPANY!

NoteNO LITTERING THE COURSE. KEEP THE PARK BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

June 16th (Friday)
-Course open for running - Tentatively marked by 4:00pm

June 17th (Saturday)
-Course open for running after the adventure race is over at 11:30am

June 18th (Sunday) RACE DAY

-Guard Gate Opens 6:00am
-Packet Pickup - 6:30am - 7:30am – Huntsville State Park, follow signs after entering at guard gate (Race Site) 565 Park Road 40 West, Huntsville TX 77340
-Pre-race brief - 7:45am (Race Start Area – Utility Easement next to Screened Shelter #1)
-Race starts - 8:00am
-Race awards:

            5k – 9am
          15k – 10am
      13.1m – 11:15am

 

DIRECTIONS

Address:
Huntsville State Park
565 Park Road 40 West
Huntsville TX 77340

Huntsville State Park

Enter at Park Headquarters ($5 per person unless you have a state park pass. Kids 12 and under are free.).

Follow the race signs straight ahead. The start/finish transition area is at Screened Shelter #1 (starting up the utility easement), but the parking is in the big lot where the state park store and restrooms are. Park there and walk over. There is no parking allowed at the boat ramp unless you are using the lake with a boat trailer.

 

LODGING

Huntsville Chamber of Commerce

Camping Reservations at Huntsville State Park


AWARDS

Males: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Females: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

 

ATHLETE RESOURCES

Links:

About the XTERRA Trail Running Series

XTERRA Trail Run Series Points Standings

 

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