Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hog's Hunt Call For Volunteers

This is the annual call for Volunteers for the upcoming Hog’s Hunt 10K/25K/50K trail run being held in Huntsville State Park on Saturday May 10, 2014.
 


Hog's Hunt General Information:
 
As in past years, HTREX will be sponsoring an aid station - the "Aid Station Formerly Known As 174" in the Prairie Branch Camping Area.
 
The Aid Station will be located in the parking lot next to campsite 142.
 
Available shifts:
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Please reply to mvbotella@sbcglobal.net to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lone Star Trail Run - Saturday, April 5




START: 7:15AM at the LSHT Parking Lot #8

WHAT: We'll be running the Four Notch Loop of the Lone Star Trail. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE MAP WITH YOU!

AID DROP: LSHT Parking Lot #8. You will need to supply for your own needs. You must carry enough water/food with you to last at least 10 miles.

DISTANCES: Single loop = 9.5 miles.
Add leg to/from FS Road 200 (Approx. 4.8 miles per loop).
As many loops or variations as you want.

DIRECTIONS & MAPS:
Four Notch Loop:  http://lonestartrail.org/maps/simple/06fournotch.pdf 
Directions: http://lonestartrail.org/parking.html

CARPOOL: Please meet at 5:45AM at the Memorial Park Tennis Center. At that point, we can figure out who is driving and who would like a ride. We will be leaving the tennis center at 6:00AM SHARP. Please post your intent to carpool so we know who to expect.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 Rocky 100 and Rocky 50 Volunteer Appreciation Gathering

 
If you volunteered, whether at the Jurassic Park Road Aid Station or for any other aid station or activity at either race, this gathering is for you!
 
Sorry, but pacing and crewing don’t count!!
 
When: Sunday, March 9 from 1-3PM
 
 
What: Complimentary beverages to all volunteers from 1-3pm – Food not included. 
 
Who: Volunteers and family/friends – ONLY volunteers enjoy complimentary beverages.  What, do think we're made of money?  ;-)
 
Why: Because we appreciate you!
 
Race entries and goodies to be raffles out – must be present to win!
 
See you there!

Lone Star Trail Run - Saturday March 8th

Lone Star Trail Run - Saturday March 8th

Time for another road trip! 
START: 7:15AM at the LSHT Parking Lot #3 (See Directions & Maps)

WHAT: We'll be running the Little Lake Creek Loop and North Wilderness Loop of the Lone Star Trail. 
PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE MAP WITH YOU!

AID DROP: LSHT Parking Lots #3 and #4  You will supply for your own needs.
You must carry enough water/food with you to last at least 10 miles.

DISTANCES: Little Lake Creek Loop = 13.2 miles. 
North Wilderness Loop = 8 miles.
Do both for 21 miles. .

DIRECTIONS & MAPS:
http://lonestartrail.org/maps/simple/01wilderness.pdf
http://lonestartrail.org/maps/simple/02kelly.pdf
Directions to LSHT Parking Lot #4 - Aid Drop: https://goo.gl/maps/XvE4dLSHT Parking Lot #3 is on the way to Lot #4.  
CARPOOL:
Please meet at 5:45AM at the Memorial Park Tennis Center. At that point, we can figure out who is driving and who would like a ride. We will be leaving the tennis center at 6:00AM SHARP. Please post your intent to carpool so we know who to expect.

Let's have a safe and fun run!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rocky 100M and the NEW Rocky 50M - Park Road Needs You!



Rocky Raccoon 100M is scheduled for February 1-2, 2014 and returns again as the 2014 USA 100M Trail Championship http://www.tejastrails.com/Rocky.html
The coolest aid station in ultrarunning needs you! With a limit of 750 runners and already more than half-way full and a multi-loop format, Park Road can be one crazy place.
With the 30-hour time limit, we’ll have morning, afternoon, evening and graveyard shifts available for the choosing. If you are not running, consider volunteering. If you have family hanging out, consider putting them to work. It takes little effort to pay-it forward to the sport we all enjoy and love.

Volunteer for RR100 here:  http://siva.bringit.bz/public/107a18

 
ALL NEW IN 2014 – Rocky Raccoon 50M will be held February 8th, 2014 http://www.tejastrails.com/Rocky50.html
The split of the Rocky 100M and 50M has opened up a new opportunity for volunteering!
If you plan to run Rocky 100M, here’s your opportunity to volunteer and give back to the ultrarunning community and volunteer the following weekend (while you recover!)
The coolest aid station in ultrarunning needs you! With a limit of 750 runners and already more than half-way full and a multi-loop format, Park Road can be one crazy place.
With a 15 hour time limit, we’ll have morning, afternoon and evening shifts available for the choosing. If you are not running, consider volunteering. If you have family hanging out, consider putting them to work. It takes little effort to pay-it forward to the sport we all enjoy and love.

Volunteer for RR50 here:  http://siva.bringit.bz/public/0a5c5b 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dylan’s 1000 Day FatAsstic Run


Huntsville State Park
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Meet at the Interpretative Center @ 7:15AM - Run starts at 7:30AM
Park Gates open at 7AM
Parking available across the road from the Interpretative Center
$5 entry fee into the park or purchase/use your State Park Pass
Instructions:
Run the Chinquapin Trail (orange) ~7 miles each loop
Run as many loops as you want (or any combination)
Bring your own snacks and beverages of choice
Need to carry your own hydration system with enough water for at least 7 miles
What’s Provided:
Water, Gatorade and camaraderie
What’s not provided:
cups, swag, sympathy or nurturing of any sort
Just another reason to get out in the woods and go out for a run. Use it as a training run for the upcoming Rocky 100/50 or whatever else your heart desires!

Maps:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/huntsville/map
  

This is also a chance to bid "Bon Voyage" to Wimm and Gerda van Dam – they are heading back to California.  Take this opportunity to wish them well in their future endeavors!





December 7 - Choices, Choices...


Saturday December 7th seems to be a day CHOCK-FULL of running events to pick from!
Which one to do???? It’s a hard choice to make for your inner trail runner. At least pick one and stick to it!  Good Luck!


First off we have the Houston Trail Runners Extreme (HTRex) ‘Destination Run’ just a short 4 hour drive from Houston, the Cajun Coyote 20M/100K/100M at Chicot State Park outside Ville Platt, Louisiana. This is its 4th year and now has a new RD in Forge Running (who have been volunteering and helping behind the scenes since the first year!). It’s small, well organized, laid back event and the trails are just like the Lone Star Trail in Houston. 
http://forgeracing.net/2013-cajun-coyote/

Are you a wine lover? In that case there’s the Spicewood Vineyards ½ Marathon and 10K at the Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, Texas ~3+ hour drive from Houston.  An out and back course or predominantly rolling farm roads and vineyard scenery.

RIP Sunmart! In its place, at Huntsville State Park is the Texas Trail Runs 50M/50K/20K.

The same Sunmart course we all loved (or not) 4 x 12.5mile loops for the 50-miler.
One short hour from Houston, Texas.
http://solerssports.com/ai1ec_event/texas-trail-runs-50mi-50km-20km/?instance_id=2764

Supporting the Canine Center and Schrodi Memorial Training Fund in Austin, Texas we have the 6th annual Run Like The Wind 3/6/12/24hr Run
Pets welcomed!
http://schrodifund.org/RunLiketheWind.htm

A new run in the North Texas scene with some quirky distances is the
Isle du Bois 18k/36k/55k from Enduranze Buzz Adventure events. Pilot Point, Texas looks pretty flat from the photos on the website. Go check it out!
http://endurancebuzzadventures.com/events/isle-du-bois/

Do you want to stay local? In that case check out the Houston Area Trail Runners (HATRs) Trail Series at the HoChiMinh at Memorial Park. Free of charge, with a recommended $10 donation split between event costs and donation to the Memorial Park Conservancy.
http://www.trailrunninghouston.com/houston-area-trail-runners-trail-series-inagural-race-dec-7th-2013/