NEXT GENERATION TRAIL RACES
10K, 5K AND 1M
August 5th 2017
7il Ranch - Cat Spring, Texas
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 Blazing 7s Trail Runs is held at the beautiful 7iL ranch just outside of Bellville Texas. The ranch has been open for more than 5 generations and opened in 1999 for public use. The facility is over 1150 acres with water/electric and RV hookups as well.
The course is a mix of single track, open meadow running and some small creek crossing along the property. The course is non technical trail and very soft footing. The trail has been used heavily for horses over the past 150 years so the soil is nice and sof
The start/finish line will be just outside the Galveston County Fair Grounds Parking Lot.
1M will be a small out and back loop
5k will be 1 loop of 3.1 (Modified Red Course)
10k will be 1 loops of 6.2 (Purple Course)
Friday Aug 4th
Noon-7:00pm Packet Pickup @ Packet Pickup
Saturday Aug 5th
Packet Pickup 6a-9:30am
8:00 am Start of 1 Miler
8:30 am Start of 5k
9:30 am Start of 10k
No Aid Station for 1 miler or 5k.
Aid Station for 10k
Mile 3.00 FULL AID STATION
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.
There is a $10 fee per person (under 12 not included) for the entire fri-sunday weekend. This gets you into the land and also free camping as well. There will be a some RV parking for $18 additionally for the weekend as well. FOR RV Sites go HERE--> http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/7il-ranch/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=PRCG&parkId=1061150
There are no pacers your crew can be at main aid station.
You can have a drop bag at the main aid station and we will take the others out at 6am.
You will receive free tent/camping with the $10 entry into the park for the weekend. There is very nice showers, bathrooms and water at all times at the camping area.
Below is a link to the surrounding hotels and accommodations.
DIRECTIONS TO PARK:
From Houston (I-10): Take I-10 West to Sealy (50 miles). Go North on 36 (2 miles). Turn Left on FM 1094 and go 11 miles. Turn Right on FM 949 and go .2 mile. Turn Left on Mill Creek Rd. (after bridge the road Y’s, stay to right) 7IL entrance is on the Left 2.5 miles. Look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
From San Antonio (I-10): Take I-10 East to Exit 704 (FM 949) Go Left (north) on FM 949 about 11.7 miles to 1094. Cross 1094 and go . 2 mile. Turn Left on Mill Creek Road. (after bridge the road Y’s, stay to right) 7IL entrance is on the Left 2.5 miles. Look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
From Brenham (290): Take 36 S. To Bellville, go around Court House, at the Traffic Light take a Right. After trailer company, turn Right on Hacienda (at traffic light). (go 1.7 miles) Turn Left on Mill Creek Rd. (the road Y’s, stay left) 7IL entrance is on the Right (3.7miles) look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
From Hempstead (290): Take 159 to Bellville. Cross Railroad tracks and turn Left at Light. After trailer company, turn Right on Hacienda (at traffic light) (go 1.7 miles) Turn Left on Mill Creek Rd. (the road Y’s stay left) 7IL entrance is on the Right (3.7 miles) look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
From Dallas (45): I-45 S (129 miles) Exit 146 toward Tx-75 to Madisonville (go 4.5 miles), Right at 190 (go .2 mile), Left at 90 (go 42.4 miles) Left at Hwy 6 S. (go 20 miles to Hempstead)Take 159 to Bellville (go 15.5 miles). Cross Railroad tracks and turn Left at Light. After trailer company, turn Right on Hacienda (at traffic light) (go 1.7 miles) Turn Left on Mill Creek Rd. (the road Y’s stay left) 7IL entrance is on the Right (3.7 miles) look for the Texas Flag Mailbox.
The closest airport to this race would be George W Bush Airport.
All runners get a race bib, t-shirt and finishers medal.
All Finishers will receive a finisher's medal.