Horseshoe trail run

50k, 25k, 10k and 5k

jan 21st 2017

jack brooks park- Hitchcock,TEXAS

 

All runners will get a race shirt, finishers award, pint glass and FREE KARBACH BEER. Big thanks goes out to Karbach Brewery for supporting the Horseshoe Trail Run.


This race is part of the 2016 TROT CUP presented by Altra and also the 2016 Trail Runner Trophy Series. The race is sanctioned by the USATF and meets the ATRA Standards.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Jack Brooks Park is known as the toughest mountain bike trails in Houston. Good mix of climbing, drops and windy single track in the trees. The trail consist of primarily single track with some roots and whimsical running through the made made structures for mountain biking. Expect a wild, single track and rabbit chasing adventure through the park.

The start/finish line will be just outside the Galveston County Fair Grounds Parking Lot.

6:00am 50k starts 5x loop 6.1 
7:00am 25k starts 3x 5.2
7:30am 10k starts 1x loop 6.2
8:00am 5k starts 1x loop 3.1


SCHEDULE:

 

Thursday Jan 19st
10am-7pm Packet Pickup TBA

Friday Jan 20th

3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup @ Jack Brooks Park Start Line

4:00pm-5:00pm Trail Briefing @ Jack Brooks Park Start Line (Not Mandatory)


Sat Jan 21st
Packet Pickup 5am-8:00am

6:00am 50k starts 5x loop 6.1
7:00am 25k starts 3x 5.2
7:30am 10k starts 1x loop 6.2
8:00am 5k starts 1x loop 3.1

Karbach Beer Starts Being Served at 9:30am


CUTOFFS:

The cutoff  is 6pm for ALL  distances. 


AID STATIONS:

Aid Stations for 5k

MILE 1.5 FULL AID STATION

Finish 3.1

Aid Station for 10k

Mile 3.00 FULL AID STATION

Finish 6.2

 

Aid Stations for 25k

Mile 3.00 FULL AID STATION

Mile 5.20 FULL AID STATION

Mile 8.20 FULL AID STATION

Mile 10.40 FULL AID STATION

Mile 13.40 FULL AID STATION

Finish 15.06

 

Aid Stations for 50k

Mile 3.0 FULL AID STATION

Mile 6.1 FULL AID STATION

Mile 9.1 FULL AID STATION

Mile 12.2 FULL AID STATION

Mile 15.2 FULL AID STATION

Mile 18.3 FULL AID STATION

Mile 21.3 FULL AID STATION

Mile 24.4 FULL AID STATION

Mile 27.4 FULL AID STATION

Finish 30.5 


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

Soda- Cokes, Ginger ale and more

Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes

Gels-Hammer Gels (when applicable)

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. 


PACERS/CREW:

Pacers are allowed for the 50k ONLY that last 2 loops. For special consideration please email RD.

Crew is allowed at both aid stations. They will need to walk to both locations. 


LODGING:


 

DIRECTIONS TO PARK:

From Houston

Follow I-45 to Gulf Fwy in La Marque. Take exit 15 from I-45

Take FM 2004 S to Jack Brooks Rd in Hitchcock

Take a Right on South Hwy 6

Take a Right on Jack Brooks Park/Galveston County Fairgrounds

29.364947, -95.049411

Parking:

Only use the SH6 Entrance to the park. The other entrance will be blocked off. 

AIRPORTS

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


AWARDS:

Winners Awards


-50km-25km-10km-5k
Male & Female
Overall Top 3
Masters (50 & over) Top 2


Finisher Awards

ALL FINISHERS GET CUSTOM MEDAL AND PINT GLASS
 all 50 km Finishers
all 25 km Finishers
 all 10 km Finishers
all 5 km Finishers


MAPS:

Here is the 6.1 strava data for the 50k and 10k loop

 https://www.strava.com/segments/831719


Course Markings:

The this race we color coordinate the distance with a color. That color is on your bib in case you forget or get lost.. 

5k=Red

10k=Yellow

25k=Green

50k=Blue



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.


Beneficiary 

 

Each 3 items donate we will give you a raffle ticket that will be used at the TROT CUP AWARDS for some awesome gear including a Free Pair of Altras, Nathan Hydration Items, TROT Gear and more.


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