ORIOn ULTRA

100M, 50M, 26.2m, 13.1m, and 10k

Oct 14th-15h, 2017

Surfside beach, Texas


Orion Ultra is part of the 2017 TROT CUP.  This race is sanctioned by the USATF and meets the ATRA Standards.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The entire course is on a 10 mile section of beach that runs from Surfside Beach to the San Luis Pass. It will be soft sand around the top of the beach and harder packed near the water. 

Here is the course map/outlook: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7094671

10k - 6.2 mile out and back

Half Marathon (13.1mi) - 1 Loop 10 miles + 1.55 Out and Back

Full Marathon (26.2mi) - 1 Loop 20 miles + 3.1 Out and Back

50 milers - 2 20 mile full loops + 5 mile Out and Back

100 miler - 5 20 mile Loops


SCHEDULE

Friday Oct 13th

Sharkies on the Beach Bar and Grill

10 Surf Dr Surfside Beach, Texas 77541

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sharkies+On+The+Beach+Bar+%26+Grill/@28.950883,-95.2890847,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x86406cc9ab092063:0xa18d0f6be3963a87!8m2!3d28.950883!4d-95.286896
12:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup @ Sharkies on the Beach
4:00pm-5:00pm Trail Briefing @ Sharkies On the Beach

Saturday Oct 14th
5am-8:30am Packet Pickup @ Start Line

6:00am Start for 100 miler
7:00am Start 50 Milers
7:30am Start Marathon
8:00am Start Half Marathon
8:30am Start for 10k

Sunday Oct 15th

NOON CUTOFF

2:30pm-6pm Post Race Party @ Sharkies on the Beach Bar and Grill

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sharkies+On+The+Beach+Bar+%26+Grill/@28.950883,-95.2890847,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x86406cc9ab092063:0xa18d0f6be3963a87!8m2!3d28.950883!4d-95.286896

CUTOFFS

No one can go back onto the course to attempt another loop after Sunday 6am.
Runners must be finished by 12:00pm on Sunday.


AID STATIONS

Orion 10k
Finish 6.2 mi

Orion 13.1 Half Marathon
Aid 5.0 mi
Aid 10.00 mi
Finish 13.10 mi

Orion 26.2 Marathon
Aid 5.0 mi
Aid 10.0 mi
Aid 15.00 mi
Aid 20.00 mi
FINISH 26.2 mi

Orion 50 Miler
Aid at mile 5, 10, 15, 20  for each loop
(2 20 mile loops)
Aid at mile 5 & 10 for the 5 mile out and back

Orion 100 Miler
Aid at mile 5, 10, 15, 20  for each loop
(5 20 mile Loops


WHAT'S ON THE TABLE

All aid stations (3) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style goodies.

Drinks - Gatorade, Water, and Hammer Heed (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

Sweets - Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

Salty - Pringles, Trail Mix

PB&Js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit (bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits)

Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)

Medical - bandages, vasoline, band aids, etc. ( NO NSAIDS e.g. ibuprofen) 

Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor)

PM Foods- Quesadillas, Soups, Ramen, Potatoes, and fun concoctions

We will have everything you need at our aid stations and we usually throw in something to make it fun.
We have had sheet cake, pies, watermelon, etc… You never know what the surprise will be!

CUPLESS RACING

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.

By law for a mass gathering permit we will have cups on hand for this race. 


DROP BAGS

You can have a drop bag at all of the aid stations. We will bring them back post race. 

PACERS/CREW

50 milers may have a pacer for the last loop, miles 30-50.

100 milers may have a pacer for the last 2 loops, miles 60-100.

You may exchange pacers at any time but you may only have 1 with you at a time. 


PARKING

All cars no matter if you come from the Surfside Side or the San Luis side should enter the beach via Seagull Avenue and can park to the left or right as the beach is public access. 

START LINE ADDRESS IS:

Brazoria Country Beach
3312 County Rd 257, Freeport, TX 77541

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brazoria+County+Beach+(Near+Surfside)+Free+Camping/@28.9791737,-95.2520232,391m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x86406cc54796c56b:0xe9fc7c7f57fdfe88!2sSurfside+Beach,+TX!3b1!8m2!3d28.9444142!4d-95.2888257!3m4!1s0x0:0xcd8327bdcaed8ba!8m2!3d28.9795437!4d-95.2507239

LODGING

Ocean Village Hotel

The Breeze Hotel

AIRPORTS

The closest airport to this race would be Hobby William P Hobby Airport.

MAPS


MEdals/Bibs:

SWAG

All runners will get choice of swag when they sign up. (Shirt, hat, buff, sunglasses)

AWARDS

Finisher Awards
Buckles for all 100 mi Finishers
Medals for all 50 M Finishers
Medals for all 26.2 Finishers
Medals for all 13.1 Finishers
Medals for all 10 km Finishers

Winners Awards Custom Sand Dollars
100mi/50mi/26.2/13.1/10k
Overall Top 3 Male and Female for each distance
Top 2 Masters (50 & over) for each distance


PICTURES


VOLUNTEERING

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 the 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 events in the future.

** If you volunteer for (2) Shifts at one race you will receive A FREE 100% Comped Entry into any one of our 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 volunteer@trailracingovertexas.com and we will send you a schedule of shifts that can be worked as well as a description of the jobs and what they entail.

We will be providing VOLUNTEER TRAINING as well once you have been selected for the shifts.


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