NIGHT MOVES TRAIL RACES
26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, AND 5K
august 5th-6th 2017
This race is part of the 2017 TROT CUP presented by Altra, is sanctioned by the USATF, and meets the ATRA Standards.
Night Moves Trail Races is, of course, at night! It 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.
Marathon (26.2 mi): 8:00pm start - Short Purple + Red + Orange + Purple Courses
Half Marathon (13.1 mi): 8:30pm start - Orange + Purple Courses
10k (6.2 mi): 8:30pm start - Purple Course
5k (3.1 mi): 9:30pm start - Modified Red Course
ALL: 4:00 am Cutoff All Races
The course map is below.
Friday Aug 4th
12:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup @ Start/Finish Line
4:00-5:00PM Trail Briefing @ Start/Finish Line
Saturday Aug 5th
5:00pm-9:00pm Packet Pickup @ Start/Finish Line
8:00pm Start of Marathon
8:30pm Start Half Marathon
9:00pm Start 10k
9:30pm Start 5k
4:00am cutoff for ALL distances.
The blue stars are aid stations.
Aid Stations for 5k
Finish, 3.1 mi
Aid Station for 10k
Full Aid Station, 3.0 mi
Finish, 6.2 mi
Aid Stations for Half Marathon, 13.1 mi
Full Aid Station, 3.0 mi
Full Aid Station, 7.50 mi
Full Aid Station, 10.50 mi
Aid Stations for Marathon, 26.2 mi
Full Aid Station, 2.5 mi
Full Aid Station, 5.0 mi
Full Aid Station, 8.8 mi
Full Aid Station, 12.9 mi
Full Aid Station, 15.9 mi
Full Aid Station, 20.4 mi
Full Aid Station, 23.4 mi
Finish, 26.2 mi
WHAT'S ON THE TABLE
All aid stations (4) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.
Drinks- Water and Tailwind (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&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, e.g. ibuprofen)
Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor)
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 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.
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 and we will take the others out at 6am.
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.
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.
Also, for an additional $18, there is some RV parking for the weekend.
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.
Finishers awards are glow in the dark medals.
Winners awards are given to the overall top three male, the overall top three female, and the top two Masters (50 & over) for each distance (5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon).
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 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 as well once you have been selected for the shifts.