Sept 15-16th Shaffer Bend Recreation Area
Sat. Sept 15th 50M, 24M, 8M and 4M
Sun. Sept 16th 50K, 25K, 10k and 5K
CRossing the COlorado River
On Saturday the 50m, 8M and Sunday the 50k, 10k will cross the Colorado River via boat. The LCRA will be guiding/crewing these boats across the Colorado River. You will be in a boat with anywhere between 8-12 people at time. You will be asked to paddle the boat across and your feet will get wet along this path. Once on the other side you will complete a loop on the Double Horn side and then come back across the river. You will have to wear a life jacket and the boats are scheduled to leave in increments faster than 5 minutes at a time. We will have a TROT volunteer assisting the LCRA as well moving the runners back and forth.
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.
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
The trails on the Double Horn side are cross country style trails that are mowed 6 feet wide for the trail runners.
Thursday Sept 13th
10am-7pm Packet Pickup @ Austin Trail Running Company
13219 US-183 #200, Austin, TX 78750
Friday Sept 14th
Packet Pickup 3-7pm @ Start/Finish Area
4-5 Race Briefing (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
Saturday 15 hours and/or 9pm
Sunday 12 hours and/or 6pm
Aid Station at 3.5 is Cara Cara
Aid Station at mile 7.0 is Double Horn
Aid station at start/finish is Main
Start, Aid 3.5, River Crossing, Aid 7.0, River Crossing, Finish 10.0 Mile Loop
Start, Aid 3.5, Finish 6.0 Mile Loop
Start, Finish 5.2 Mile Loop
Start, Aid 3.5, River Crossing, Aid 6.5, River Crossing, Finish 8.5
Start, Aid 3.5, Finsh 4.5
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The closest airport to this race would be Austin International Airport
Race SWAG and Bonus SwAG:
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.
Top 3 Men/Women + Top 2 Masters (50+) For Each Distance
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 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 position.