Colorado Crossing

Sept 15-16th Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

Sat. Sept 15th 50M, 24M, 8M and 4M

Sun. Sept 16th 50K, 25K, 10k and 5K

#TROT #COLORADOCROSSING

CRossing the COlorado River

DUE TO THE DROUGHT RIGHT NOW THERE IS NOT ENOUGH WATER TO RAFT: We will cross the river like our ancestors via land and a chance to cross the colorado by foot. 

 

The trails across the river are not open to the public and have never been run on before. Most of the trails are being cut just for the Colorado Crossing runners. As you can see below 2 distances each day cross the river while the other 2 do not cross the river. This will allow us to serve folks who do and don't want to be in a boat across the Colorado River. The race is on the Colorado River so you will have a great opportunity to spend time all weekend along the banks. 

 

Course Description: 

The trails on the Shaffer Bend side are small rollers with very little technical terrain. Expect fast trails and wide pathways. https://www.strava.com/activities/1128910074

Gpx of some of the trails HERE

The trails on the Double Horn side are cross country style trails that are mowed 6 feet wide for the trail runners. 

SCHEDULE:

 

Friday Sept 14th

Packet Pickup 3-7pm @ Start/Finish Area

4-5 Race Briefing @ Start/Finish Area (Not Mandatory)

Saturday Sept 15th

Packet Pickup 4:30am-9:00am

50M 6am (5 loops included crossing the river)

24M 7:15am (4 loops DOES NOT CROSS RIVER)

8M 8:00am (1 modified loop includes crossing the river)

4M 8:30am (1 modified inner loop DOES NOT CROSS RIVER)

15 hour time cutoff and/or 9pm

Sunday Sept 16th

Packet Pickup 4:30am-9am

50k 6am (3 loops included crossing the river)

25K 7:15am (3 loops DOES NOT CROSS RIVER)

10K 8:00am (1 loop includes crossing the river)

5k 8:30am (1 modified inner loop DOES NOT CROSS RIVER)

12 hour time cutoff and/or 6pm

 

CUTOFFS:

Saturday 15 hours and/or 9pm

Sunday 12 hours and/or 6pm

 

AID STATIONS/MAPS:

Aid Station at 3.5 is Cara Cara

Aid Station at mile 7.0 is Double Horn

Aid station at start/finish is Main

 

50m/50k Loop

Start, Aid 3.5, River Crossing, Aid 7.0, River Crossing, Finish 10.0 Mile Loop

24M/10K Loop

Start, Aid 3.5, Finish 6.0 Mile Loop 

25k

Start, Finish 5.2 Mile Loop

8M

Start, Aid 3.5, River Crossing, Aid 6.5, River Crossing, Finish 8.5

4M

Start, Aid 3.5, Finsh 4.5

5k

Start, Finish 3.3

 

 

WHAT'S ON THE TABLE

All aid stations  (3) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.

Drinks-Gatorade, Water and Hammer Nutrition (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)

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. 

PARKING:

It is $5 per runner, per day for the park. TROT will gather these at packet pickup and will also be at the gate once the park opens for spectators. 

 

DROP BAGS:

We will take drop bags out to the other side of the river both Sat/Sunday at 5am. We will also drop bags for the inside locations as well. 

 

PACERS/CREW:

50 Milers may have a pacer after the 3rd loop of 30 miles. 

Crew Can Be at Start/Finish area and Cara Cara Aid Station. 

Crew is not allowed to aid station access across the River. 

LODGING:

You can tent camp and/or car camp at the park starting Friday the cost is $10 per night to tent camp at the park. 

Here is a LINK to hotels near the race in Marble Falls --> LINK

DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK:

MAP:

 

 

AIRPORTS:

The closest airport to this race would be Austin International Airport

Race SWAG and Bonus SwAG:

Sat shirts will be the red/blue and sunday will be the orange

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BONUS SWAG: 

HUGE THANKS TO ALTRA RUNNING WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY 2 PAIR OF ALTRAS BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

 

MEDALS:

 

We will be doing Elevation Culture Medals for all runners. 

Runners who complete race in both days will get a double day medal. 

Runners who complete the 50 Miler on Saturday and The 50k on Sunday will receive a 50/50 specific double day medal. 

AWARDS

Top 3 Men/Women + Top 2 Masters (50+) For Each Distance

MAPS:

 

 

PHOTOS:

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.

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 email 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 position.