blazing 7s trail run
100M, 100k, 50k, 25k, 10k and 100m/100k relay
October 1st-2nd 2016
7iL Ranch- Cat Spring, Texas
THIS IS THE HOME OF THE $100 100k/100miler
You can register to run the 100miler or 100k from opening day until race day signup. You get a shirt, a buckle and everything else you would normally get. Our way of saying thank you and giving everyone a shot at a buckle in Texas.
The Blazing 7s Trail Runs is held at the beautiful 7iL ranch just outside of Bellville Texas. The ranch has been open for more than 5 generations and opened in 1999 for public use. The facility is over 1150 acres with water/electric and RV hookups as well.
The course is a mix of single track, open meadow running and some small creek crossing along the property. The course is non technical trail and very soft footing. The trail has been used heavily for horses over the past 150 years so the soil is nice and soft.
Friday Sept 30th
10am Gates Open
Noon-7pm Packet Pickup @ 7 iL Ranch (racesite)
3-4pm Race Meeting @7iL Ranch (rasesite)
7:30 Yoga with Lonestar Yoga in front of the Packet Pickup Area
Saturday October 1st
5am-8:30 for Race Day Packet Pickup @ 7 iL Ranch (racesite)
8am 100m/100k start
8:30 50k/25k start
9:00 10k start
FOOD TRUCK FROM 8am-7pm
Sunday October 2nd
2 pm cutoff for all runners
The cutoff is 2pm which is 30 hours.
FULL AID @ 3.0
FULL AID @ 3.8/7.9/11.9
FULL AID @ LOOP1 3.8/7.9/11.9/15.6 LOOP2 19.4/23.5/27.5
FULL AID @ LOOP1 3.8/7.9/11.9/15.6/18.6/21.5
FULL AID @ LOOP1 3.8/7.9/11.9/15.6/18.6/21.5
WHAT'S ON THE TABLE
All aid stations (4) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.
Drinks-Gatorade, Water and Hammer Heed (sponsor)
Red Bull at all aid stations and pre/post race (sponsor)
Sodas-Coke, Ginger ale and maybe some orange as well.
Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes
Sweet- Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella
Salty-Pringles, Trail Mix, PB&J
PB&js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit ie bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits.
Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)
Medical including bandages, vasoline, band aids and other medical needs. ( NO NSAIDS ie ibuprofen)
Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor)
PM Foods- Quesadillas, Soups, Ramen, Potatoes and fun concoctions.
We will have everything you need at our aid stations and we usually throw in something to make it fun.
We have done sheet cake, pies, special candies, pineapple etc… You never know what the surprise will be!
We do our best to limit the footprint we leave at races and on the trails. With that being said we DO NOT have cups at all the aid stations for water. We encourage all of our runners to use reusable cups, bottles and hydration packs to carry water in.
There is a $10 fee per person (under 12 not included) for the entire fri-sunday weekend. This gets you into the land and also free camping as well. There will be a some RV parking for $20 additionally for the weekend as well.
Crew can walk to any aid station.
100M pacers after 51.7 miles
100k pacers only after 29.8 miles.
50k after 15.6 miles.
You can have a drop bag at any aid station.
We will have a place to drop them on friday and saturday until 7am. We will take the drop bags out to the locations at 7am Saturday morning.
We will bring them back Sunday after the race or you can have someone retrieve them.
You will receive free tent/camping with the $10 entry into the park for the weekend.
Below is a link to the surrounding hotels and accomodations.
DIRECTIONS TO PARK:
From Houston (I-10): Take I-10 West to Sealy (50 miles). Go North on 36 (2 miles). Turn Left on FM 1094 and go 11 miles. Turn Right on FM 949 and go .2 mile. Turn Left on Mill Creek Rd. (after bridge the road Y’s, stay to right) 7IL entrance is on the Left 2.5 miles. Look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
From San Antonio (I-10): Take I-10 East to Exit 704 (FM 949) Go Left (north) on FM 949 about 11.7 miles to 1094. Cross 1094 and go . 2 mile. Turn Left on Mill Creek Road. (after bridge the road Y’s, stay to right) 7IL entrance is on the Left 2.5 miles. Look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
From Brenham (290): Take 36 S. To Bellville, go around Court House, at the Traffic Light take a Right. After trailer company, turn Right on Hacienda (at traffic light). (go 1.7 miles) Turn Left on Mill Creek Rd. (the road Y’s, stay left) 7IL entrance is on the Right (3.7miles) look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
From Hempstead (290): Take 159 to Bellville. Cross Railroad tracks and turn Left at Light. After trailer company, turn Right on Hacienda (at traffic light) (go 1.7 miles) Turn Left on Mill Creek Rd. (the road Y’s stay left) 7IL entrance is on the Right (3.7 miles) look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
From Dallas (45): I-45 S (129 miles) Exit 146 toward Tx-75 to Madisonville (go 4.5 miles), Right at 190 (go .2 mile), Left at 90 (go 42.4 miles) Left at Hwy 6 S. (go 20 miles to Hempstead)Take 159 to Bellville (go 15.5 miles). Cross Railroad tracks and turn Left at Light. After trailer company, turn Right on Hacienda (at traffic light) (go 1.7 miles) Turn Left on Mill Creek Rd. (the road Y’s stay left) 7IL entrance is on the Right (3.7 miles) look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
The closest airport to this race would be George W Bush Airport.
We will be doing blended long sleeve shirts and awesome flaming bibs!
100m/100k relay get medals
Top 3 M/F Top 2 Masters (50+) M/F
100M/100k relay Teams
top 2 get awards
With any race comes a small army that works behind the scenes to make it all happen. We think volunteers are the MOST important part of any race and we do our best to provide them with the best as well. If you have never been on the other side of the table than give it a shot.
Organizing a group to staff an aid station can be a great fundraiser opportunity for your organization. Earn up to $250 for your cause or that money can be used towards travel expenses among the members of your group, use it however you see fit.
Volunteer Shifts Range from 4-8 hours depending on event.
All of Our volunteers will receive:
Free park entry, an area to camp, race merchandise, and a provided meal on race day.
In Addition to this:
*If you volunteer for (1) Shift at any race you will get 50% off registration for any of our event in the future.
** If you volunteer for (2) Shifts at one race you will receive A FREE 100% Comped Entry Into any one of races in the future.
*** We will also have some shifts for our 100k and 100 mile races that we will give 100% comped entries for as well.
If you would like to volunteer please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a schedule of shifts that can be worked as well as description of the jobs and what they entail.
We will be providing VOLUNTEER TRAINING in the process as well once you have been selected for the shifts as well.