Lone Star 100
100M, 100k, 100m/100k Relay
FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK- EL PASO,TEXAS
36 Hour Cutoff
WELCOME TO HARDEST, GNARLIEST and BADDEST RACE IN THE SOUTH. THE ONLY Ex-SKYRUNNING RACE MADE INTO A 100k or 100m IS HERE.
This is a True Texas Mountain Race on the Franklin Mountains. The races will be run around altitude at 4800' and climb to 7192' which is the top of North Franklin Peak. Most of the trails low are desert trail that is run able terrain with easy technical trail. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of straight climbing and switchbacks.
100m will be 3 loops of 33.70 miles with Approx. 20,000 feet of gain and descent. The loops will be run washer style so you will run the first clockwise and the 2nd counter clockwise and the last clockwise. Relay teams for the 100m are 3 people.
100k will be 2 loops of 31.5 miles with Approx. 13,500 feet of gain and descent. The loops will be run washer style so you will run the first clockwise and the 2nd counter clockwise. Relay teams for the 100k are 2 people.
We did a course preview at Austin Trail Running Company. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/trailracingovertexas/videos/1912175105683780/
Greg Luffey wrote a great write up on the Franklin Mountains Sky Race. This is about 95% of the course. The only difference is we dont go up aztec caves we go to upper sunset to climb to mundys. We also done use the ridgeline trail to get to the gap we use cottonwood.
To Run the 100 miler you MUST have completed one of the 3 within the last 18 months.
100 mile run or longer, 100k run or a 50 miler.
To Run the 100k you MUST have completed one of 3 within the last 18 months.
100 miler or longer, 50 miler or 50k.
THERE ARE NO REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RELAY TEAMS.
Other endurance events may qualify email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for special consideration.
You will be asked on signup to verify race, date and time finished.
You may also enter a race that is upcoming before the race date in which once you complete we will need to see the results from that race to verify.
THERE ARE NO TIME LIMITS ON THE RACES COMPLETED ABOVE
Friday February 10th
Packet Pickup 12a-7p Start Line of The race at Tom Mays Unit aka UPPER SUNSET PARKING LOT
Racers Meeting 4-5Pm (Not Mandatory but you should go) UPPER SUNSET PARKING LOT
Saturday February 11th
Packet Pickup 4a-7a at Upper SUNSET
100 miler Race Starts at 5 am with a 36 hour cutoff UPPER SUNSET
100k Race Starts at 6am with 35 hour cutoff UPPER SUNSET
Sunday Feb 12th
5pm Cutoff at UPPER SUNSET PARKING LOT
7pm Post Race Party at Finish Line!
There is a 36 hour cutoff for the 100M and 35 hours for the 100k.
24 hour cutoff is the soft cutoff to start your last loop for 100 miler/100k.
30 hour cutoff for relay teams to start their last loop.
Race Maps and Profiles:
Loop 1- 1.4/5.2/8.9/10.3/14.3/20.3/26.3/32.3/33.7
The only difference in the course is that 100k dont do shaffer shuffle.
Crews are allowed at all aid stations provided you can get there.
Upper Sunset, Pavilion are located inside of the park.
Mundys Gap is about 1.5-2.0 mile hike from the Mundys Gap Trail Head depending on which route you take. You would need to HIKE IN ONLY.
East Aid -> Bowen Ranch Go down the bowen road the pipeline take a right. You will follow this until you come to a gate which will tell you to park and head west into the trail. We will mark this for crew access. Walk will be approx .3 of a mile. https://www.google.com/maps/place/31%C2%B057'37.8%22N+106%C2%B027'26.9%22Wemail@example.com,-106.4596457,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d31.960505!4d-106.457457
West Aid -> Hwy 85 North to Colonia Vista take a right. Left on Sotol to Canyon Ridge. We will make appropriate places to stop and park depending on conditions. This section is VERY ROUGH and would not be advised to take cars out here unless you plan on walking from when you turn on the road. From highway it would be about 3 miles. From where we park our trucks its about 1 mile in.
WHAT'S ON THE TABLE
We WILL have a hot food at ALL AID STATIONS and also a HEAT SOURCE as well.
All aid stations (5) 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)
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)
PM Foods- Quesadillas, Soups, Ramen, Potatoes and fun concoctions.
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.
We are finalizing information for a host hotel in El Paso and should have that finalized by 11/1.
The park has amazing primitive camping and is available through the TWPD site below
There is a $5 fee per person for entering in the park. Children under $12 do not have to pay this fee. By purchasing a Texas State Park Pass you will get free unlimited entry into Texas State Parks and Discounts on Camping as well. http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/passes
100 Mile runners may have a pacer for the 3rd loop ONLY. Runners over the age of 65+ May have a pacer the entire time.
100k runners may have a pacer for the 2nd and final loop.
Relay teams cannot have pacers.
Crew there will be access to the east and west side of the mountain for crewing. There will be designated parking lots for this and you will have to walk 1 mile to each of those aid stations in and back out. There is no spectating for these areas though only for crewing.
We will have drop bag available for the east, west, pavillion and upper sunset for all runners. Your drop bags can be dropped off Friday night or saturday by 4am.
We will bring those bags back post race and have them for pickup monday-tuesday at race site. We will also bring them back to our warehouse post race as well.
DIRECTIONS TO PARK:
From I-10 go West exit 375 loop East. 3.5 miles on the left on 375/Trans mountain Rd is the entrance to the park.
The Park HQ is located at:
The closest airport to this race would be El Paso International Airport
Holiday Inn Express El Paso West 7935 Artcraft Road El Paso, Texas 79912
6.2 Miles from Park Entry.
Room rate: $90/night pre tax
100 Miler & 100k
Top 3 Men/Women Overall
Top 2 Masters Male/Female 50+
100M/100K Relay Team
Top 3 Teams in Each Distance
All 100 mile finishers will receive a 100 mile belt buckle. The silver is sub 36 and the gold is sub 24.
All 100k finishers will receive a 100k belt buckle.
All 100M/100k runners will receive a relay medal
All 100 miler and 100k solo runners will get outerwear hoodies.
All relay teams will get a long sleeve blend shirt.
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 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 shifts as well.