BRAZOS BEND 100

100 mile, 100 mile relay (5 person), 50m, 26.2 and 13.1 half marathon

december 12-13, 2015

BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Brazos Bend course is the fastest trail in texas trail running. The course is 99.9% flat with only one place where the hill is 10 feet. Other than that you will be running on flat surface that moves from hard crushed rock, soft trail under canopy and easy horse trails as well. 

The Start/Finish will be at the Elm Lake Pavilion. 

100mi : 6:00am start - 5x20 mi loops
50m : 7:00am start - 3×16.7mi loops
26.2 : 7:30am start - 2x13.1mi loop
13.1 : 8:00am start - 13.1mi loop
ALL : 9:00pm end - Cutoff All Races


SCHEDULE:

Thursday Dec 10th
10am-7pm Packet Pickup Lukes Locker in Houston on West Gray

Friday Dec 11th
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion

3:00pm-7:00pm Drop Bag Dropoff BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion for Creekwood and Bayou

4:00pm-5:00pm Trail Brief BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion
Saturday Dec 12th

Gate will open at the Park at 3am you can pay on the way out.

Shuttle buses will be running from 6a-Noon for runners at the 40 acre lake parking,nature center and Hale lake as well.

4:30am-8:30am Packet Pickup BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion

3a-6a Drop Bag Dropoff BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion for Creekwood and Bayou
6:00am Start 100 Miler and 100 miler relay.
7:00am Start 50 Miler
7:45am Start 26.2 Marathon
8:30am Start Half Marathon

7pm-Midnight Elm Lake Pavillion HOLIDAY DINNER.. We will be serving a meal to all the REGISTERED RUNNERS of the race
we will have a full meal with sides, breads, desserts etc we will have Vegetarian options as well for the meal.

Sunday Dec 13th
6:00 am 5th loop CUT OFF
12 noon Final Cutoff – 30hrs BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion
noon Drop Bags Returned BB State Park : Finish Area


CUTOFFS:

The cutoff for the event is 6am at the Elm Lake Pavillion for ALL distances. 


AID STATIONS:

Aid Stations and Maps will be post by 6/1

WHAT'S ON THE TABLE

All aid stations (2) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.

Drinks-Gatorade, Water and usually Hammer Heed

Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes

Gels-Hammer Gels

Sweet- Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

Salty-Pringles, Trail Mix, PB&J

PB&js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit ie banannas, oranges, seasonal fruits.

Medical including bandages, vasoline, band aids and other medical needs.

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!

CUPLESS RACING

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. 


DROP BAGS:

You can have a drop bag at all of the aid stations for the 50 mile and 100 mile distances. 

There will be drop bag locations marked at the pavilion starting Friday night. We will take them out to the course at 5am Saturday morning. 

We will return the drop bags at 1-2pm Sunday Morning as we break down the aid stations.


PACERS/CREW:

50m pacers may have a pacer for loop 3 and 100 milers may have a pacer for loop 4&5.

Crew is allowed at any locations. All of them you will need to walk to our mountain bike to. 


LODGING:

There is primitive camping ie tent for $ 12 a night and it is NON-RESERVABLE. The park has plenty of space to accommodate the runners and families.

Here is the link to the specifics of the campsites. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/brazos-bend/fees-facilities/campsites

IN ADDITION TO CAMPSITES, THE PARK ALSO OFFERS SCREENED SHELTERS, A CABIN, AND GROUP FACILITIES.

Shop for gifts at the headquarters gift shop, the Nature Center, and the George Observatory.


FOR RESERVATIONS CLICK HERE

 

DIRECTIONS TO PARK:

The park is approximately a one-hour drive from downtown Houston. Take Highway 59 South to the Crabb River Road exit. You may also take State Highway 288 south to FM 1462 West. Follow FM 1462 to FM 762 North. If traveling from south of the park, follow State Highway 288 North to the FM 1462 exit or take State Highway 36 to FM 1462 East. All routes are marked with brown signs to guide you.

The Park HQ is located at: 
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N:  29° 22' 15.16"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W:  95° 37' 54.58"

AIRPORTS

The closest airport to this race would be William P Hobby Airport


AWARDS:

100mi-50 mi-100mrelay-26.2-13.1
Male & Female

Overall 100Mi &50 Top 3 Top 2 Masters (50+)
Team Relay Top 3
Overall 26.2 & 13.1 Top 3 Top 2 Masters (50+)
Finisher Awards
Buckles all 100 mi Finishers (3)22-30 hr16-22 hrSUB 16 Hour Buckle
Medal all 50 mi Finishers
Medal all 100mi Relay Finishers
Medal 26.2 mi Finsihers
Medal 13.1 mi Finsihers

Texas Two-Step Award for those who complete the Brazos Bend 50 and Brazos Bend 100 in the same Year!!

Costume Contest- We will award the 3 best holiday themed costumes an award/gift and you have to wear the costume at least one loop!!

BREAKING THE 100 MILE TRAIL RECORD

$2000 to any male or female who resets the fastest 100mi time on 100% TRAIL in North America. 


M/12:44:33/Ian Sharman
F/14:22:18/Nicole studer


BENEFICIARIES:

 Brazos Bend Volunteer Organization

Volunteers have been a vital part of Brazos Bend State Park since its opening in 1984. The volunteers organized in 1989, by electing officers and accepting by-laws. We operate as an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The Brazos Bend volunteers have been recognized for the highest number of volunteer hours, 15,821, for any park in Texas. The volunteers have demonstrated teamwork and quality of hours in support of Brazos Bend State Park.

We are a diverse group of individuals with a common interest in nature and the environment.  Our purpose is to assist and educate the visitors of Brazos Bend State Park through information and interpretive programs and to assist in the care and conservation of this 5,000-acre park.


TEXAS TWO STEP

So here to win the infamous boot mug you have to complete the Brazos bend 50 miler and the Brazos Bend 100 miler in the same calendar year. So 50 milers in April and 100 Miler in December.


MAPS:

We will add the maps by 6.1


PICTURES/VIDEO:



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 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 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 in the process as well once you have been selected for the shifts as well.

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