Next generation trail races
10k, 5K AND 1m
October 28th 2017
SFA STATE PARK
What is Next Generation Trail Races?
We here at Trail Racing Over Texas think it is important to give our kids and children the opportunity to run the trails just like the adults. We want to promote trail running as a way to encourage youth to be active, be healthy and have fun. The ages are from 0-18 years of age. The process will be the exact same as you would expect from a TROT race with some additions. We will have bibs, shirts and medals for all of the runners that finish the race. We will not have awards for individual places though in the race. We want our youth athletes to get the experience of picking up a packet, starting at the banner and finishing with an amazing medal as well.
We will need a lot of support in putting these events on with safety and structure. Parents will be REQUIRED to run with their child if he/she requires it. We will have a check in/check out on the course and also have safety monitors that will run in the races as well.
The course is a tough rooty course with windy trails for the 5k and 10k. The 1 mile will be run up and down the road and back for all ages and levels.
The start/finish is at the small amphitheater.
1M will be a small out and back loop
5k will be 1 loop of 3.1
10k will be 2 loops of 3.1
Thursday Oct 20th
10am-7pm Packet Pickup Lukes Locker On West Grey
Friday Oct 21st
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup Jack Brooks Park
4:00-5:00PM Trail Briefing @ Jack Brooks Park
Sat Oct 22nd
Packet Pickup 6a-9:30am
8:00 am Start of 1 Miler
8:30 am Start of 5k
9:30 am Start of 10k
Aid Stations for 5k
Mile 0 Start
Mile 1.50 FULL AID STATION
Mile 3.15 FINISH
Aid Station for 10k
Mile 0 Start
Mile 1.50 FULL AID STATION
Mile 3.15 FULL AID STATION
Mile 4.65 FULL AID STATION
Finish 6.3 FINISH
We will have a modified version of what we normally have at races but we will have:
Water, Gatorade, Heed
PB&J, Pretzels, Fresh Fruit and some tasty snacks.
You CAN camp here friday and saturday night for FREE
Here is a link to hotels that are close to the event.
DIRECTIONS TO PARK:
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
Only use the SH6 Entrance to the park. The other entrance will be blocked off.
The closest airport to this race would be William P Hobby Airport
Each runner will receive a shirt when they pick up their packet and will receive a medal for finishing their race.
Check out these amazing medals that all the participants will receive.
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.