blazing 7s trail run

100M, 100k, 50k, 25k, 10k, and 100m/100k relay

SEPTEMBER 30-Oct 1 2017

7iL Ranch
5389 Mill Creek Rd, Cat Spring, Texas 78933

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THIS IS THE HOME OF THE $100 100k/100miler

It's our way of saying thank you. We want to give everyone a shot at a buckle in Texas. You can register to run the 100 miler or 100k from opening day until race day.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 it was opened for public use in 1999. The facility is over 1,150 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 has very soft footing. The trail has been used heavily for horses over the past 150 years, so the soil is nice and soft.



SCHEDULE

Friday Sept 29th
10:00am Gates Open
12:00pm - 7:00pm Packet Pickup and Drop Bag Drop Off @ Start/Finish Line
3:00pm - 4:00pm Race Meeting @ Start/Finish Line

Saturday Sept 30th
5:00am - 8:30am Packet Pickup @ Start/Finish Line
5:00am -7:00am Drop Bag Drop Off @ Start/Finish Line

8:00am 100m/100k start
8:30am 50k/25k start
9:00am 10k start

FOOD TRUCK FROM 8:00am-7:00pm

Sunday October 1st
2:00pm is the CUTOFF for all runners. This is 30 hours from the start.


map

The blue stars are the aid stations.


AID STATIONS

There are four aid stations. One of them is at the Start/Finish line.

10k

Aid Station, 3.0 mi
FINISH, 10.2 mi

25k

Aid Station, 3.8 mi
Aid Station, 7.9 mi
Aid Station, 11.9 mi
FINISH, 15.6 mi

50k

Loop 1
Aid Station at 3.8, 7.9, 11.9, 15.6 mi
Loop 2
Aid Station at 19.4, 23.5, 27.5 mi
FINISH, 31.2 mi.

100k

Loop 1
Aid Station at 3.8, 7.9, 11.9, 15.6, 18.6, 21.5 mi
Loop 2
Aid Station at 26.5, 30.6, 34.6, 38.3, 41.3, 43.0 mi
Loop 3
Aid Station at 46.8, 50.9, 54.9, 48.6, 61.6 mi
FINISH, 65.1 mi

100M

Loop 1
Aid Station at 3.8, 7.9, 11.9, 15.6, 18.6, 21.5 mi
Loop 2
Aid Station at 26.5, 30.6, 34.6, 38.3, 41.3, 43.0 mi
Loop 3
Aid Station at 46.8, 50.9, 54.9, 48.6, 61.6, 65.1 mi
Loop 4
Aid Station at 68.9, 73.0, 77.0, 80.7, 83.7, 86.6 mi
Loop 5
Aid Station at 90.4, 94.5, 98.5 mi
FINISH, 101.8 mi

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)

Pickle Juice at the aid stations (sponsor)

Sodas - Coke, Ginger ale, and maybe some orange as well.

Electrolytes - Hammer Endurolytes

Sweets - Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

Salty - Pringles, Trail Mix

PB&Js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit (bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits)

Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)

Medical - bandages, vasoline, band aids, etc. ( NO NSAIDS e.g. ibuprofen) 

Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor)

5 PM Foods- Grilled Cheese, Quesadillas, Soups, Ramen, Potatoes, pizza, coffee and other fun items. 

We will have everything you need at our aid stations and we usually throw in something to make it fun.
We have had sheet cake, pies, watermelon, etc… You never know what the surprise will be!

CUPLESS RACING

We DO NOT have cups at the aid stations for water. We do our best to limit the footprint we leave at races and on the trails, so we will not have any cups for you. We encourage all of our runners to have reusable cups, bottles, and hydration packs to carry water in.


PACERS/CREW

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. 

DROP BAGS

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. 


PARKING

There is a $10 fee per person (under 12 not included) for the entire Friday-Sunday weekend. This gets you onto the land and also free camping.

LODGING

You will receive permission to camp with the $10 entry into the park for the weekend. Also, for an additional $18, there is some RV parking for the weekend.
http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/7il-ranch/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=PRCG&parkId=1061150

Below is a link to the surrounding hotels and accomodations.https://www.google.com/maps/search/hotels+near+Bellville,+TX/@29.8375679,-96.3351921,45463m/data=!3m1!1e3

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.

AIRPORTS

The closest airport to this race would be George W Bush Airport.


Race Swag

The race shirts will be white short sleeve 50/50 blended shirts. 

 

AWARDS

Finishers Awards

Buckles for 100M and 100K finishers.

Medals for 100M/100K relay, 50k, 25k, and 10k finishers.

Snowdrop Foundation Soaps for all the overall and masters winners.

Winner Awards

100M/100k/50k/25k/10k:
Top 3 Male/Female for each distance
Top 2 Masters (50+) Male/Female for each distance

100M/100k Relay Teams:
top 2 for each distance get awards


RESULTS

BLOGS

Lisa Danielson

Official Pictures from the 2015 Blazing 7s Trail Run


PICTURES


VOLUNTEERING:

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, 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 volunteer@trailracingovertexas.com 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 as well once you have been selected for the shifts.


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