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BRAZOS BEND 100

Half, Full, 50M, 100M

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2-3, 2023

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BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK
NEEDVILLE, TEXAS


#TRAILRACINGOVERTEXAS #BRAZOSBEND100 #BB100 #TROT

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Event Description

This is the December edition of our popular Brazos Bend races with the marquee event being the 100-mile.

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The Brazos Bend course is the fastest trail in Texas trail running. The course is 99.9% flat, and the only hill is 10 feet. Other than that you will be running on flat surfaces that move from hard crushed rock, soft hiking trails under tree canopy, and easy horse trails. Conditions in the Spring are typically warm and humid but can still start with some cooler mornings. Brazos Bend is a spectacular State Park located just South of Houston/Sugar Land and is most known for its abundance of birds and American Alligators among other wildlife. The gators are a part of our race, there has never been an incident in the park. Enjoy them on your run, from a distance, and you may get some unique race photos!

Registration and Waitlist

Registration for the 2023 100M event opens on Friday, February 10th at Noon.

 

Registration for all other events will open on April 1st.

 

This is a sell-out race, with entry numbers limited by the park. Sell-out happens earlier every year by about October.

 

New for 2023 we have opened a waitlist, as participants remove themselves from any event a new spot will be opened to the waitlist.

 

Do not wait to register, there is no other way to guarantee a spot!.

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2023 Schedule

All races start Saturday, December 2nd

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100M : 6:00 AM
50M : 7:00 AM
26.2M : 7:30 AM
13.1M : 8:00 AM

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Updated details for 2023 coming soon...

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Cutoffs

2023 INFO COMING SOON...

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Finish Line Closes (all races end): Sunday 12:00 PM (30H 100MI CUTOFF)

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Race Director will assess each runner leaving for their final loop and has the ultimate decision, along with the Medical Director and Park Staff, throughout the event for runners to continue.

Dropdown & Event Change

You may change your registered event during open registration on UltraSignup per the TROT policies.

Aid Station and Support

Brazos Bend 100 will have a total of four fully stocked aid stations on the course.

ALL runners must carry a form of hydration (bottle, flask, bladder, etc.) there will be NO cups at the aid stations.

 

  • Start/Finish Main Aid Station

  • 40 Acre 

  • Gravel Pit

  • Sawmill

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Runners, family, friends, and crew are encouraged to set up their own hang-out support area around the large grass area at Elm Lake Pavillion for extended rest periods, personal gear, and preferences for food and hydration. It is common for clubs, teams, and families to have a tent (no camping) set up to enjoy the day. 

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Aid Station Separation Distances for each loop (tentative):

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Elm Lake Start to 40 Acre Aid: 3.05mi

40 Acre Aid to Gravel Pit Aid (after Hale Lake Loop): 5.64mi

Gravel Pit Aid to Sawmill Aid (after Yellowstone out-and-back): 3.6mi

Sawmill Aid back to Gravel Pit Aid: 3.23mi

Gravel Pit Aid back to Finish: 1.2miโ€‹

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Aid Station Items (subject to change/while quantities last for non-critical items):

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Fluids: Water, Ice, Gatorade, and Base Performance

Soda: Coke, Ginger Ale, Orange.

Electrolytes: Base Performance and Table Salt

Bars: Base Performance Bars

Sweet: Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

Salty: Pringles, Trail Mix, Chips 

Food: Sandwiches (PB&J, Nutella, PB, etc), Bean burrito rolls, fruit (bananas and oranges)

Medical: Bandages, Vasoline, Band Aids (limited), etc. ( NO NSAIDS e.g. ibuprofen) , Feminine Care Products

Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape 

Cooking (evening only): Grilled Cheese, Quesadillas, Soup, Noodles, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Ramen, Potatoes, and other "fun ultra concoctions".

Other: Cooling bucket, Gatoritas (hot weather), and other surprises!

 

We will have everything you need at our aid stations and usually throw in something extra at each event to make it fun. It's not uncommon to see cakes, pies, watermelons, etc… You never know what the surprise will be!

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Aid stations are for registered runners only, during the event (not before). Serving is by our volunteers and staff only. Crew members are not to use aid station supplies. Runners and crew are encouraged to have their own supply, especially for particular items or certain diet requirements.

Drop Bags

You can have a drop bag at all of the aid stations for the 50 mile and 100 mile distances. 

There will be drop bag locations marked at the Elm Lake Pavilion starting Friday night. We will take them out to the course at 5:30am Saturday morning. 

We will return the drop bags around 1:30 pm Sunday as we break down the aid stations. You may have them shipped back to you (at your expense) post race. 

Pacers & Crew

50-miler runners may have a pacer for loop 3 only.

 

100 milers may have a pacer for loops 4, 5, and 6.  You may only have one pacer at a time. 

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Pacers will register at the race, complete the waiver online, show or pay the park entry and get a pacing bib. 

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There are NO pacers in the half marathon and marathon events. 

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Crew is allowed at any aid station. All of them you will need to walk to or bike. You may access the Sawmill Aid Station via car which you will need to head out of the park go north and head east on sawmill road 3 miles. The aid station will be at the end on the right but there is no official parking so you will have to be on the side of the old road. 

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Passes, Parking, and Camping

Every person 13 and over entering the park will require a special events state park pass for the weekend which includes park entry, trail use, and primitive camping. This fee goes directly to Brazos Bend State Park. Receipt of digital payment should be shown at packet pickup in exchange for wristbands for the weekend. You may pick up pre-purchased wristbands for others with a digital receipt. All passes are available on UltraSignup under the event store.

SHIRT & 100M HOODIES

2023 designs coming soon...

BB100 Shirt
BB100 Hoodie

MEDALS & BUCKLES

2023 designs coming soon...

2022 Brazos Bend 100 Finisher Medal

MAPS

2023 updated info coming soon...

SHUTTLE INFORMATION

2023 info coming soon...

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IMPROVEMENTS IN PROGRESS

VOLUNTEER

Earn future race credits, race swag, free park pass, food, and volunteer hours (as needed). Club support options are available as well for team aid station takeovers.

 

Email cal@trailracingovertexas.com

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See more info on our volunteer page: VOLUNTEER WITH TROT

SPONSORS

2023 info coming soon...

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