December 7th at 6am Houston Area Trail Runners will have its First Race of the HATR Trail Series at The Ho Chi Minh Trails @ Memorial Park.
The race will be sponsored by Luke’s Locker and they will be providing $50 Gift Cards for Most Laps/Time for both M/F and also $25 Gift Cards for Fastest Lap Time for both M/F.
Here is the course for the race! ( see map)
Registration closes: Wed, Dec 4 @ 7:59 PM but You Can REGISTER THE MORNING OF THE RACE!!!
Early Packet Pickup will be Friday from 6:00PM-7:ooPM at The Start/Finish line. We will also have the donation box and gear as well.
Packet Pickup will be from 5:00am-5:45 We will have a pre-race meeting at 5:45am and start at 6am. Lukes will provide bibs as well and you will write in times as you come into the start/finish of the 5 mile loop.
You will NEED a Headlamp for the first loop or at least a flashlight as well. (this is a recommendation for safety as the sunrise is 7:04am)
The course will be marked the night before and we will go over that at the meeting as well.
We will provide water,an electrolyte drink and some nutrition at each of the 2 aid stations. We will have fruit, thunderbird bars and probably something sweet like oreos.
This is a cup less race so you will need to provide a container to hold beverages as you run.
There will be a 6 hour time limit and we will stop anyone from running another loop after 11:00am.
The Ho Chi Minh Trails are not closed for public use. We are using the park and will still use the right away system at all times and announce other runners, bikers etc.
This Race results will not carry over to 2014 when the series starts. This race is the Inaugural Race and results will be only for this race.
This is a FREE Race. We are not charging anyone to participate We put a recommended donation of $10 we will give 50% to the Memorial and 50% to cover costs associated with the race. You can donate DAY OF EVENT or ONLINE any time at http://houston-area-trail-runners.myshopify.com/
You can signup race day if you forget.
We will also have all merchandise for the Houston Area Trail Runners as well including shirts, hats, free maps, free stickers etc.
You can start anytime after 6am to run and not be a part of the race and awards. Children from 16-18 need to have a guardian provide contact information and we will verify entry. Children under 15 must be accompanied with an adult or please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You do not have to be a member of Houston Area Trail Runners to run in the event. Although you should join because its FREE and we are pretty awesome. JOIN HERE
Larry Kocian and Rob Goyen with be the Co-Rds of the race and we do need volunteers to help us man the aid stations and also any one with EMT certifications and would be willing to show up please let me know as well. So if you would like to volunteer for the aid stations please email me email@example.com
$50 Gift Card From Lukes Locker for most loops/fastest time completed for Male &Female
$25 Gift Card From Lukes Locker for fastest laps Male&Female
Sunglasses from Red Star World Wear for the 2nd place male
Free 1 Year Subscription to Trail Runner Magazine for the 2nd place female