The San Felipe Shootout
13.1M, 10k and 5k & Shootout(22.4)
March 25th 2017
Stephen F Austin State Park- San Felipe,Texas
The San Felipe Shootout 10k is part of the inaugural Gulf Grand Prix which is 2 trail, 2 road and 2 XC races in the 2017 season. You must have an USATF 2017 current membership. https://www.gulfgrandprix.com/
The trails are primarily single track trails that are on soft ground, pine needles or soft clay. There is little to no elevation gain with only a few small rollers along the course.
The start/finish is at the amphitheatre.
5k will be 1 loop of 3.1
10k will be 2 loops of 3.1
13.1 will be 3 loops of 4.4
San Felipe Shootout Schedule
Thursday March 23th
10am-7pm Packet Pickup @ Chilled Cryospa
22758 Westheimer Pkwy #240, Katy, TX 77450
$20 Day Use from Thursday-Sunday for all San Felipe Shootout Runners!
Friday March 24th
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup SFA Park Start Line
4:00-5:00 PM Trail Briefing @ SFA Park Start Line
Sat March 25th
Packet Pickup 5:30am-10:30am
7:30am Start of 5k
8:30am Start of 10k
10:30am Start 13.1 Half Marathon
The Shootout Runners Must start each race with the time stated above.
5:00PM Race Day Concludes
The cutoff is 5pm for ALL distances.
We will modify maps after our meeting with the park.
Aid Stations for 5k (with green included)
Aid Station for 10k (with green loop included)
Mile 3.17 FULL AID STATION
Aid stations for 13.1 Half Marathon
4 loops on map
Mile 3.38 FULL AID STATION
Mile 6.76 FULL AID STATION
Mile 10.14 FULL AID STATION+
Mile 13.52 FULL AID STATION (with green loop)
What's on the table
All aid stations are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.
Drinks- Water and TAILWIND
Sodas-Coke and Ginger Ale.
Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes
Sweet- Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella, Chips and Pickles
Salty-Pringles, Trail Mix, PB&J
PB&js, fruit ie bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits.
Medical including TRAIL TOES, bandages, vasoline, band aids and other medical needs. ( NO NSAIDS ie ibuprofen)
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 are no pacers allowed with this race. For special consideration please email RD.
Crew is allowed at the start/finish line.
There is a $5 fee per person for the special event. You will need to pay us TROT at packet picup thursday, friday or Saturday for each person. We will give you a parking pass to be in the park. Children under 12 do not have to pay this fee. By purchasing a Texas State Park Pass you will get free unlimited entry into Texas State Parks and Discounts on Camping as well. http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/passes
Here is the parks map to the facilities including parking/lodging areas http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4504_051d.pdf
There will be NO parking at the Start/Finish Line. There is only room for about 10 cars and we will need this for the course and the volunteers/staff.
All highlighted areas on the map are in green. There is parking on one side of the road leading up to the start finish area. There is also a small parking lot in the shelter areas.. Over flow parking will be where the day parking is at the front of the park and the shuttle pickup is noted in the front of the 2 buildings so that we can turn around and come back.
Shuttle times will be from 5a-5:00pm
As always we ENCOURAGE you to use the parks facilities as well. The camp grounds are great at the park and very affordable for the day. This helps keep the traffic in/out down and gives you a better place to keep your gear and enjoy the park as well. Here is the link to make online reservations for the park
WE ENCOURAGE ALL RUNNERS TO STAY IN THE PARK. NOT ONLY DOES IT CUT BACK ON TRAFFIC IT ALSO HELPS THE PARK OUT AS WELL. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE CAMPGROUND FOR ALL DAY SATURDAY AS CHECK OUT IS 2pm NORMALLY.
CAMPSITE INFO BELOW
For Group areas/shelters please look at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/stephen-f-austin/fees-facilities/group-facilities
Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900
For Hotels/Motels or a Holiday Inn visit here HERE all hotels are within 20 miles of the state park.
directions to park:
From Houston, travel west on Interstate 10, Exit # 723 (San Felipe / Frydek) to FM 1458 (just before Sealy). Turn right (north) on FM 1458 for two miles and then left on Park Road 38. Proceed .08 miles to park entrance.
The Park HQ is located at:
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N: 29° 48' 43.09"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W: 96° 06' 28.90
The closest airport to this race would be George Bush International Airport
5k/10k/13/1/22.4 Top 3 MF Top 2 Masters (50+) M/F
Shootout (22.4) Top Male/Female Special Awards
The Friends of Stephen F. Austin State Park was founded in 1980 as The Friends of Stephen F. Austin State Historical Park. When The Texas Historical Commission took ownership of the Historical Park along the banks of The Brazos River the Friends Group remained connected only to the State Park. The early Friends Group was responsible for many park fundraisers which benefited Stephen F. Austin tremendously. Many of the projects funded by the early Friends Group are still visible in the park today.
Today’s Friends group is a rejuvenated group of inspired individuals who collectively have a vision to help Stephen F. Austin State Park in achieving their goals and objectives to the community. Our group is made up of individuals, families and businesses as well as park volunteers. Our primary purpose is to raise funds to augment projects and needs for the park by following the outline of our mission statement.
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 email@example.com 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.