Please join us for our 2nd Annual Brazos Bend 'KEEP On TRUCKIN' Trail Races on the Trails at Brazos Bend State Park. The trails run along side several lakes offering great views of the park. The Half and Full Marathon is 95 gravel trails and the 50k will add an additional 5.5 miles with some challenging dirt trails. The course is almost entirely shaded with beautiful wildlife to see. We have strategically placed the water stops next to Clean Restrooms on the course which is a huge plus.
(This trail race takes place in January each year. Visit race website link below for details.)
Location: Texas, United States
Geographic Area: Brazos Bend State Park
Nearby City: Needville
Race Length: 5026.2 miles (8088.9 km)
98% dirt trails, 0% dirt roads, 0% paved
Website URL: http://www.active.com/running/needville-tx/brazos-... (opens new window)
Race Director: bjney
Course - Half Marathon Course: 1 figure 8 loop. Starting at the Elm Lake Pavilion, the course runs next to Elm Lake towards the beautiful SpillwayTrail then winding around 40-Acre Lake before heading back past the starting area. As you pass the starting area on your left, you will continue on to run alongside Creekfield lake, then out onto the wide gravel trails and beautiful shaded forest to the Equestrian Trails and Brazos River before heading back for 6 miles. Your final kick will take you back past Creekfield lake to the finish line. You will pass the start/finish line 3 times. Marathon Course: 2 Half Marathon course loops. You will pass the start/finish line 5 times. 50k Course: The 50k race will start and also follow the Marathon course but adds a challenging 2.85 mile loop on the way back in, near the windmill that the other races will not follow. This 2.85 mile loop is challenging as it winds and dips it way through some beautiful secluded trails before it puts you back onto the Marathon Course. Awards - Overall Male and Female and Masters Male and Female as well as Age Group awards which will go three deep. Entry Fee - Half Marathon - $65 Full Marathon - $75 50k Ultra - $80 Registration Late Fee - Add $10 after December 11th. Packer Pickup - Thursday January 5th 2:00-7:00 PM at Pilates Powerhouse in the Fitness Center at Southwyck Golf Course. Saturday January 7th 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Brazos Bend State Park (Banquet Hall) and Race Day January 8th 5:30 - 6:30 AM at Brazos Bend State Park (Elm Lake Pavilion). Chip pick up - Race Day 5:45 - 6:30 AM Registration - Online or Mail Entry and Fee to: Pilates Powerhouse, 1007 Glenview Drive, Pearland, TX 77581 Hydration - There will be fully stocked water stations every 2-3 miles. (Gatorade, Snacks, Electrolytes...) Post Race - There will be food and drink available after your race. Charity Benefactors - Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization Restrooms - 3 Clean Restrooms on the Course Parking - Please arrive early to allow for plenty of time to park and get to the starting line. There will be parking at Elm Lake and Parking at the Amphitheater (1/2 mile from start). Mile Markers: This is a trail run....There are NO mile markers. You MUST know the course! Maps will be available on our website soon : www.pilates-powerhouse.com, click on Brazos Bend Keep on Truckin Tab
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Submitted On: 7/19/2011
By: bjney (Race Director)