Mission Tejas trail Run
50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k
SEPT 28 2019
mission tejas State park
120 State Park Road 44
Grapeland, TX 75844
15 hour cutoff
WE HAVE THE GROUP CAMPING AREA RESERVED SO THERE IS FREE CAMPING BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
The trails are a great mix of straw pine laces single track, winding downhills and fun CCC built rock stairs. When you are running towards the front of the park you will be climbing and coming back you will be descending so prepare for some vert.
Friday Sept 27th
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup @ Start/Finish Area (Mission San Francisco de los Tejas)
4:00pm-5:00pm Race Meeting (Not Mandatory) @ Start/Finish Area
Saturday Sept 28th
5:00am-8:00am Packet Pickup @ Start/Finish Area
6:00am Start 50k 4 Loops of 6.89 mi + 5k loop of 3.28 mi
7:00am Start 25k 3 loops of 5.17 mi
7:30am Start 10k 1 loop of 6.10 mi
8:00am Start 5k 1 loop of 3.28 mi
All runners must be on their last loop by 14 hours race time. The hard cutoff is 15 hours.
No Pacers allowed for the race. Email race director for special consideration.
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.
RACE MAPS AND PROFILES
The Start/Finish Area is at Mission San Francisco de los Tejas. #1 on the map.
There is just one aid station at this race, and it is at the Start/Finish.
Total Gain 313' Gain
Total Gain 728' Gain
AID STATION 3.10
25K 3 loops of 5.17 mi (A+B Loop)
Total Gain 1,844' Gain
AID STATION 3.10 mi
AID STATION 5.17 mi
(do the above two more times)
AID STATION 8.27 mi
AID STATION 10.37 mi
AID STATION 13.02 mi
50K 5x loops x 6.2 mile loops
Total Gain 3,688' Gain
AID STATION 3.10 mi
AID STATION 6.10 mi
WHAT'S ON THE TABLE
The aid station is a FULL AID STATION and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.
Drinks - Gatorade, Crazywater and Hammer Heed
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)
Cruchmaster Crackers, Bobs Red Mill bars, Isopure post race
Medical - bandages, vasoline, band aids, etc. ( NO NSAIDS e.g. ibuprofen)
Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor)
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!
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.
There is a $5 fee that is your entrance into the park for the friday/saturday to the park. That fee is collected when you pick up your bib. You can pay cash or card but you must pay to pickup your bib. All other guests will need to pay the park both days they are in the park or pay us. All the money collected goes back to the park for the special event.
We will have parking inside of the park and may use an overflow lot as well.
DIRECTIONS TO PARK
Mission Tejas State Park
120 State Park Road 44
Grapeland, TX 75844
The park is located 21 miles northeast of Crockett and 12 miles west of Alto on State Highway 21. The entrance to the park is in Weches, where Park Road 44 intersects State Highway 21.
The Park HQ is located at:
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N: 31° 32' 33.28"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W: 95° 13' 55.56"
Mission Tejas State Park offers camping.
For a hotel, you will have to drive about 30 min to Crockett or Rusk.
FREE CAMPING FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT
We have rented the overnight group hall for primitive camping and tents. With the $5 for the event you can camp here for FREE. You will be park at the front of the park and we can shuttle you in.
SO FREE CAMPING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
Top 3 Overall Men/Women in the 50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k.
Top 2 Masters 50+ in the 50k, 25k, 10k and 5k.
And every runner will get a shirt or race swag that they have chosen.
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!
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 email us at email@example.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.