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. This race's process will be the same as you would expect from any other TROT race with just a few adjustments. The age range is from 0-18. We will not have awards for individual places. We will have bibs, shirts, and medals for all of the runners that finish the race. We want our youth athletes to get the experience of picking up a packet, starting at the banner, and finishing with a medal.
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 Next Generation Trail Races is held at the beautiful 7IL ranch just outside of Bellville, Texas. The ranch has been open for more than 5 generations, and it was opened for public use in 1999. The facility is over 1,150 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 has very soft footing. The trail has been used heavily for horses over the past 150 years, so the soil is nice and soft.
The Start/Finish line will be just outside the Galveston County Fair Grounds Parking Lot.
The 1M will be a 1 mi out and back loop.
The 5k will be a 3.1 mi loop (Modified Red Course).
The 10k will be a 6.2 mi loop (Purple Course).
Friday August 4th
12:00pm-7:00pm PACKET PICKUP @ TBA
Saturday August 5th
6:00am-9:30am PACKET PICKUP @ Start/Finish
8:00am Start of 1 Miler
8:30am Start of 5k
9:30am Start of 10k
1 Miler & 5k
No aid station.
Aid station at 3 mi
Finish at 6.2 mi
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.
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.
There are no pacers at this race and your crew can be at main aid station.
You can have a drop bag at the main aid station. We will bring them out at 6:00am.
There is a $10 fee per person (under 12 not included) for the entire Friday-Sunday weekend. This gets you onto the land and also free camping.
Also, for an additional $18, there is some RV parking for the weekend.
You will receive free tent/camping for the weekend with the $10 entry into the park. There are very nice showers, bathrooms, and water at all times in 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 is George W Bush Airport.
All runners get a race bib, t-shirt, and finishers medal.