EL TACO LOCO

100k,50k, 25k, 10k and 5k

OCTOBER 26, 2019

LAND HERITAGE INSTITUTE

#TROT #ELTACOLOCO

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The trails at the Land Heritage Institute have been used over the years for trail running and horse endurance rides. They consist of mainly single track trails with soft footing and loose gravel. The trails run through scenic open meadows and along the Medina River.

SCHEDULE:

Friday October 25th:

PACKET PICKUP

10-7pm Land Heritage Institute

4-5 pm Race Meeting (not mandatory)

Saturday October 26th:

PACKET PICKUP

4:30 am - 8 am at START/FINISH area

5:30 am 100K start (15.5 mile loop 4 times)

6:30 am 50K start (15.5 mile loop 2 times)

7:00 am 25K start (15.1 mile loop 1 time)

7:30 am 10K start (10k mile loop 1 time)

8:00 am 5K start (5k mile loop 1 time)

CUTOFFS:

There is a 22 hour cut off for the race.

DROP DOWNS AND DISTANCE CHANGES:

Once your race begins that is the distance you must finish to receive a medal for that distance. There is no dropping of distances during the race and you will be listed as a DNF no matter what the reason. 

Online Distance Changes Until Wednesday of Race Week. All other changes must be in person and may not be changed due to sold out distances.

  • Go to UltraSignup.

  • Log into your account.

  • Under your name and “Account Into” towards the upper right of the screen select “Registration History”

  • On the "name of this race" , to the right of the date select “Edit”

  • Under “Switch Event?” select distance to change

  • Select “Checkout” to go through the process of paying the additional $ or changing lower. There will be a small UltraSignup fee if moving up in distance. During this process you will be dropping from the old distance, so you will need to immediately finish the checkout process to be added back into the the new distance.

AID STATIONS/MAPS:

100k/50k/25k-

Aid 5.1, Aid 10.5 Finish Loop 15.5

10k Aid at 3.0 Miles

5k no aid on course

WHAT’S ON THE TABLE:

All aid stations are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.

Drinks-Gatorade, Water and Hammer Nutrition (sponsor)

Red Bull at all aid stations and pre/post race (sponsor)

Sodas-Coke, Ginger ale, BIG RED (cause they go best with tacos!), 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 i.e. bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits.

Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)

Medical including bandages, Vaseline, band aids and other medical needs. (NO NSAIDS i.e. ibuprofen) 

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

Ice Buckets at Each Aid Station

Ice Chests with ICE at each aid Station

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… There may even be some tacos!

CUPLESS RACING:

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. 

PARKING:

All parking will be at The Land Heritage Institute. There is a $10 fee per person for entering in the park. Children 12 and under are free. Tent/Car Camping is INCLUDED with your $10 fee.

DROP BAGS:

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

There will be drop bag locations Friday night (3pm - 7pm) and Saturday morning (3am-5:30am). We will take them out to the course at 5:00am Saturday morning. 

We will return the drop bags by 9:30pm Saturday night as we break down the aid stations.

PACERS/CREW:

100k/50k pacers for the last loop

Crew is allowed at any aid station locations.

LODGING:

Only tent/car camping is allowed for this event and included in the $10.

Here is a listing of hotels nearby: https://www.google.com/maps/search/Hotels/@29.2394157,-98.5965524,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!2m7!3m6!1sHotels!2sLand+Heritage+Institute,+1349+Neal+Rd,+San+Antonio,+TX+78264!3s0x865c567f6e7148bf:0x6b4af957aaf16a6c!4m2!1d-98.5265116!2d29.2392748

DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK:

Land Heritage Institute Address: 1349 Neal Rd, San Antonio, TX 78264

From Interstate 10: Follow I-10 E and I-35 S to Interstate 35 Access Rd. Take exit 150A from I-35 S. Turn left onto S Zarzamora St. Turn left onto Applewhite Rd. Turn left onto Neal Rd. LHI will be on your left.

AIRPORTS:

The closest airport to this race would be San Antonio International Airport  9800 Airport Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78216

MAPS:

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SWAG:

Taco inspired shirts, hoodies for the 100k and also taco buffs as bonus swag.

MEDALS:

Medal mock ups of medals coming soon.

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100K finishers receive this one of a kind taco buckle that is also a taco holder!! When you finish the race we will also awards you a taco in your buckle.

AWARDS:

Top 3 Men/Women + Top 2 Masters (50+) For Each Distance

BENEFICIARY:

San Antonio Off-Road Runners

San Antonio Off-Road Runners is an extension of the San Antonio Road Runners, a group specifically designed to support local trail runners through training programs and events, to promote running and health within the area. https://runsignup.com/Club/TX/SanAntonio/SanAntonioRoadRunners

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Project Phoenix

Project Phoenix is a community outreach organization based in San Antonio, Texas that gives our members and community partners purpose, support, and family through community service projects and weekly events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1089055701136553

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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 then give it a shot.

Volunteer Shifts Range from 4-8 hours depending on event.

All of our volunteers will receive:

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 email 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 in the process as well once you have been selected for the position. 

SPONSORS