NIGHT MOVES TRAIL RACES
26.2, 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.
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
8:00pm 26.2 Marathon starts Short Purple+(Red+Orange+Purple
8:30pm 13.1 Half Marathon (Orange+Purple)
9:00pm 10k starts 1x loop 6.2 (Purple)
9:30pm 5k starts 1x loop 3.1 (Modified Red Course)
Friday Aug 5th
Noon-7:00pm Packet Pickup @ Packet Pickup
4:00-5:00PM Trail Briefing @ Packet Pickup
Saturday Aug 6th
Packet Pickup 5pm-9:00pm
8:00 Start of Marathon
8:30 pm Start of 13.1 Half Marathon
9:00 pm Start of 10k
9:30 pm Start of 5k
Sunday Cutoff 4am
The cutoff is 4 am for ALL distances.
Aid Stations for 5k
Aid Station for 10k
Mile 3.0 FULL AID STATION
Aid Stations for 13.1
Mile 3.0 FULL AID STATION
Mile 7.50 FULL AID STATION
Mile 10.50 FULL AID STATION
Aid Stations for 26.2
Mile 2.5 FULL AID STATION
Mile 5.0 FULL AID STATION
Mile 8.8 FULL AID STATION
Mile 12.9 FULL AID STATION
Mile 15.9 FULL AID STATION
Mile 20.4 FULL AID STATION
Mile 23.4 FULL AID STATION
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&J
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 ie 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 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 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.
Winners Awards- Glow in the Dark Medals
Male & Female
Overall Top 3
Masters (50 & over) Top 2
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.