Saturday, Sep 16, 2023

Night Moves Trail Run

Park Rd 38

San Felipe, TX Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 16, 2023


See the event website for all the latest updates:

This is our nighttime party race just West of Houston at SFA State Park!

The trails are wide and mainly gravel/dirt with a few quick elevation changes but a great trail run for beginner to advanced.

All runners will need both a light and hydration device as mandatory equipment. The trail will be marked with reflectors and ribbons. We are a cupless race so you must carry your own bottle/flask.

Follow park instructions for parking along the right side of the park road, starting at the group dining hall event area and filling back from there.

The group dining hall is where all the action happens; packet pickup, start/finish, spectator hang out lawn with runners personal area, and our main aid station. A second water refill will be available at halfway at the road crossing.

Extra lights and costumes are encouraged!


Saturday, September 16th

Packet Pickup: 4 PM to 8:30 PM
Marathon Start: 6 PM
Half Marathon Start: 7:00 PM
10k Start: 7:30 PM
5k Start: 8:00 PM

Finish line closes (all races cut-off): 2:00 AM (Sunday)

Pre-race meetings will occur 10-minutes before the start of each event on the open parking area in front of the arch to begin gathering runners.

Medals will be handed out as soon as you finish.

Free photos will be loaded to the TROT Facebook page and published race results to UltraSignup within 5-days.


Earn future TROT race credits, race swag, free park passes, food, and community volunteer hours (as needed). Club support options are available as well for team aid station takeovers. Volunteering is a great way to learn more about ultra running and meet our incredible community.


The event will be held at Stephen F Austin State Park in San Felipe, just West of Houston on I-10. There is only one park entrance on the south side, you will then proceed along the park road following park staff instructions for parking on the right side of the roadway, beginning at the group dining hall entrance and filling back. Drive slow in the park! We have a road crossing on a blind corner that will be supervised by park police, slow down!

The event is headquartered from the group dining hall, this is where you can pick up packet, and set up a personal area on the lawn. This is also our start, finish, and lap area with the main aid station, timing, and medals.

The loop is the same for all events, starting with the red loop followed by the blue loop for just over 5km total. Slight adjustments may be made for accurate distances. The course will have both flags and reflective markings (be sure to have your own light). Signage will be posted for any additional information.

You do not come through the aid station after finishing the blue loop, however there is a water refill (unmanned) at around halfway, at the road crossing.

At the end of the blue loop you climb the staircase and follow the course around the dining hall to complete your lap before the aid station. If you are done you collect your medal, otherwise, head back out to repeat the course for your next lap once you are ready.

1 Loop = Red then Blue (see map below)

Marathon = 8 Loops
Half Marathon = 4 Loops
10k = 2 Loops
5k = 1 Loop

Location / Driving / Parking

Stephen F. Austin State Park

Google Maps Link:

Take the San Felipe exit off of Interstate 10 and head North on 1458 for two miles, follow signs for the State Park.

Please be careful driving, especially after the race. If you are too fatigued, please stay at the park or share a ride. I-10 is in much better condition but still under construction in places.

Do not speed in the park. We have a road crossing for the trail race. An officer will be monitoring for both speed and parking enforcement.

Park Passes

There is a $5 special event park fee per person 13yo and up (annual park passes do not apply for special events). This money goes directly to the State Park. Park passes are available ahead of time at online checkout on UltraSignup, the TROT website, or in-person at packet pickup (Zelle and PayPal preferred, cash accepted with a limited amount of change). All passes will be picked up at packet pickup, wrist bands should be worn throughout the event otherwise you will be asked to purchase one. You can pick up park passes for other people. Volunteers and children 12 and under are the only ones exempt from this.


Right from the very first person to arrive, we need to start parking in an organized manner, please do not take up more room than you need to get out.

Park staff will guide you into the park, staying to the right and onto the main loop, which will be one-way traffic, towards the start/finish at the far back of the park. Parking will be on the right side of the road only. Bunch up and make some room for everyone. Vehicles parked illegally, blocking, etc. and speeding are subject to tickets and towing.

Packet Pickup, Park Passes, and Merchandise

Packet pickup will be located at the main start/finish area inside of the group screen shelter. Check-in with our volunteers and follow their instructions for receiving your swag item, bib, and wristband(s). TROT merchandise will be available for purchase.

Finisher Medals

Event's current local time: 12:31 AM CT


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