Mission Tejas trail Run

50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k

september 9th 2017

mission tejas State park
120 State Park Road 44
Grapeland, TX 75844

15 hour cutoff

WE HAVE THE GROUP CAMPING AREA RESERVED SO THERE IS FREE CAMPING BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. 

 

overview

Join us at Mission Tejas State Park for a 50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k! 

The trail runs through the outskirts of the Davy Crockett National Forest. There's tall pine trees, soft ground, and rolling single track in this lovely state park.



SCHEDULE

Friday Sept 8th
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup @ Start/Finish Area (Mission San Francisco de los Tejas)
4:00pm-5:00pm Race Meeting (Not Mandatory) @ Start/Finish Area

Saturday Sept 9th
5:00am-8:00am Packet Pickup @ Start/Finish Area

6:00am Start 50k 4 Loops of 6.89 mi + 5k loop of 3.28 mi
7:00am Start 25k 3 loops of 5.17 mi
7:30am Start 10k 1 loop of 6.10 mi
8:00am Start 5k 1 loop of 3.28 mi

CUTOFFS

All runners must be on their last loop by 14 hours race time. The hard cutoff is 15 hours. 

PACERS/CREW

No Pacers allowed for the race. Email race director for special consideration. 


RACE MAPS AND PROFILES

The Start/Finish Area is at Mission San Francisco de los Tejas. #1 on the map.


AID STATIONS

There is just one aid station at this race, and it is at the Start/Finish.

5k Loop
FINISH

10k Loop

AID STATION 1.66 mi
AID STATION 4.94 mi
FINISH

25K 3 loops of 5.17 mi

AID STATION 3.28 mi
AID STATION 5.17 mi
(do the above two more times)
AID STATION 8.45 mi
AID STATION 10.34 mi
AID STATION 14.02 mi
FINISH

50K 4x Loops of 6.89 mi + 5k Loop

AID STATION 1.66 mi
AID STATION 4.94 mi
AID STATION 6.89 mi
(do the above three more times)
AID STATION 8.55 mi
AID STATION 11.83 mi
AID STATION 13.78 mi
AID STATION 15.44 mi
AID STATION 18.72 mi
AID STATION 20.67 mi
AID STATION 22.33 mi
AID STATION 25.61 mi
AID STATION 27.56 mi
(do just the 5k loop one time)
FINISH

WHAT'S ON THE TABLE

The aid station is a FULL AID STATION 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

Sweets - Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

Salty - Pringles, Trail Mix

PB&Js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit (bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits)

Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)

Medical - bandages, vasoline, band aids, etc. ( NO NSAIDS e.g. 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 had sheet cake, pies, watermelon, etc… You never know what the surprise will be!

CUPLESS RACING

We DO NOT have cups at the aid stations for water. We do our best to limit the footprint we leave at races and on the trails, so we will not have any cups for you. We encourage all of our runners to have reusable cups, bottles, and hydration packs to carry water in.


PARKING

We will have parking inside of the park and may use an overflow lot as well. 

DIRECTIONS TO PARK

Mission Tejas State Park
120 State Park Road 44
Grapeland, TX 75844

The park is located 21 miles northeast of Crockett and 12 miles west of Alto on State Highway 21. The entrance to the park is in Weches, where Park Road 44 intersects State Highway 21.

The Park HQ is located at: 
Latitude
 (degrees, minutes, seconds) N:  31° 32' 33.28"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W:  95° 13' 55.56"

 

LODGING/HOTELS

Mission Tejas State Park offers camping.
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mission-tejas/fees-facilities/campsites

For a hotel, you will have to drive about 30 min to Crockett or Rusk.

 

FREE CAMPING FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT

We have rented the overnight group hall for primitive camping and tents. With the $5 for the event you can camp here for FREE. You will be park at the front of the park and we can shuttle you in. 

SO FREE CAMPING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. 


AWARDS

Top 3 Overall Men/Women in the 50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k. 

Top 2 Masters 50+  in the 50k, 25k, 10k and 5k. 

All distances will get a medal. 

And every runner will get a shirt or race swag that they chosen. 


PICTURES


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, 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 the 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 events in the future.

** If you volunteer for (2) Shifts at one race you will receive A FREE 100% Comped Entry into any one of our 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 a description of the jobs and what they entail.

We will be providing VOLUNTEER TRAINING as well once you have been selected for the shifts.


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