Houston Area Trail Runners is excited to bring a full time ultra event to Houston with the Brazos Bend 50..
As we have grown over this past year as a club we started the process or organizing our group and others in Houston to run with the Ho Chi Minh 6 Hour Trail Race. Shortly after we secured a great location at Brazos Bend State Park to hold an ultra of our own. So we are excited to be volunteering, racing and pushing the trail community one step at a time.
Brazos Bend 50
50mi / 50km / 25km / 10km
This is a part of the 2014 Texas Trail Championship Points Series!
The Brazos Bend 50 Miler will aim to be the fastest race in Texas with its mostly flat course, easy 2 way aid stations and wildlife to watch its the perfect set up for some PRs and some records to be set. This race will also BE INCLUDED in the 2014 Texas Trail Running Championship http://www.texastrailchampionship.com/ for more information.
Wildlife is diverse and abundant. The white-tailed deer is the largest of more than 25 different species of mammals present, which also include bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, gray and red foxes, river otters, feral hogs and several species of rodents. Approximately 21 species of reptiles and amphibians have been recorded, and the smaller turtles, lizards, snakes and frogs are overshadowed in general interest by the American alligator, which is present mainly in the wetland areas of Elm, 40-Acre and Pilant lakes. (Feeding/harassment of wildlife is prohibited.) Birds of 290 species have been sighted in and around the park. The diverse habitat is a haven for migratory waterfowl, a variety of shorebirds, wading birds, songbirds and raptors.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the TEAM RWB and the Brazos Bend Trail Maintenance Program. All participants will get a shirt no matter what and all finishers will get a great custom medal in all distances.
Awards (Matching awards for Male & Female) – (No Double Dipping)
Overall Top 3 (regardless of age)
Masters Top 2 (50 years or older)
for full information go to http://www.brazosbendtrailraces.com
TO SIGNUP VISIT http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=26705