Texas treasure quest
SOLO, TANDEM (2) or GROUP (4)
May 20th-21st 2017
7IL RANCH- CAT SPRING, TEXAS
*Texas Treasure Quest does not count towards Trot Cup Points for 2017*
what is texas Treasure Quest?
Texas treasure quest is a new racing competition that combines trail running, scavenger hunting, adventure racing, points strategy and some old school orienteering.
Here is how it works:
Determine how many hours you want to play 3-6-12-24 hours and if you want to run alone (solo), 2 people (duo) or with a team of 4 (Quatro).
The rules are the same for all durations and team sizes.
The goal is to accumulate the most points within the time period that you are enrolled in. You will receive a small passport booklet before the race begins where you will "collect" your points.
We will provide you with a map when you start the race of the property and layout. On this map are plot points on the map that have various point values. (see example below) You will receive one laminated map and one paper map.
Once you get to the places on the map you will find a rubber stamp that will be attached to the point. Your job is to stamp your page 1 with that stamp. You can collect up to 5 stamps and then you must come back to the start finish area. We will then count your points, cross your page off and send you back out.
There will also be 10 bonus items that are not marked on the course map that will be on the trails. These items need to be brought back to back to receive the value that is on the items.
-Each location will be on the trails or on roads or pathways. These locations will have reflective signs, flagging and indicators.
-All trails are marked per the trail map and correlating colors.
As you can tell you are choosing your own routes, pathways, points to gather along the way. The fate of your points, your day is all up to.
-All of the plot points will be on the trails. Bushwacking is prohibited.
-You may only have 5 stamps on one page at a time. If you are caught with more than 5 you will be DQ.
-If your are on a 2 or 4 man team all of the team will have passport books. Each page and stamps must correlate for you to receive the points per page. You must ALL RUN TOGETHER.
-You may have 5 stamps and bring back in the bonus item
-You may only visit the checkpoint ONE TIME! All of the stamps are different.
-All of the trails can be run on both ways.
-You must be back into the main area before your time ends for your race.WHen the time ends if you are still out we will deduct 1 point for every minute you are late, DQ after 30 minutes.
-We will display each hour/team on main boards in the starting area so you can see where you match up each time you come in.
-Ties will be broken by fastest time.
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
Friday May 19th
10am Gates Open
Noon-7pm Packet Pickup @ 7 iL Ranch (racesite)
4-5pm race meeting
Saturday May 20th
5am-7:00 for Race Day Packet Pickup @ 7 iL Ranch (racesite)
7am start for all races.
Sunday May 21st
7am the race is over.
Each race is cut off my the time allotment for the race.
There are 3 aid stations on the course that will be setup at all times. All of the aid stations will have normaly race food which included
We will also have HOT/COLD foods all day LIKE: potatoes, popsicles, grilled cheese, quesadillas and soups. Some of the options will be vegetarian as well.
( If you have specific requirements and dietary needs please feel free to bring your items and have them at the drop bag areas)
Drinks-Gatorade, Water and usually Hammer Heed
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.
Medical including bandages, vaseline, band aids and TRAIL TOES (thanks to our 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.
If you would like to book an RV site or place that has electricity at it please email the ranch owner David at 7iLTrails@gmail.com
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
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
The closest airport to this race would be George W Bush Airport.
Each runner will receive a t-shirt, race logbook before beginning the races.
All finishers of the race will receive a Texas Treasure Quest Coin.
3-6-12-24 Hour Awards
Top 3 Individual in each
Top 3 in Tandem
Top 2 in 4 person Group
Below is a map of the land that we will use. Race Map will not be seen, UNTIL race gun goes off.
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
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
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
** 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
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
We will be providing VOLUNTEER TRAINING in the process as well once you have been selected for the shifts as well.