The Brazos Bend 50 Miler aims to be the fastest race in Texas. With its mostly flat course, easy aid stations, and wildlife to watch, its the perfect place to set some PRs.
The park's 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. 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.
50miles, 50k, 25k, 10k, 5k
April 7th 2018
Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, Texas
50mi : 6:00am start - 3×16.8mi loops
50km : 7:00am start - 2×15.8mi loops
25km : 7:30am start - 15.8mi loop
10km : 8:00am start - 6.25mi loop
5km: 8:15am start - 3.1mi loop
ALL: 9:00pm end Cutoff All Races
$2000 to any male or female who resets the fastest 50mi time on 100% TRAIL in North America.
5:20:25 Charl Mattheus
5:48:01 Caroline Boller
Every Runner Recieves
This is a Trail Racing Over Texas Event
* Your Choice of Race Swag
* Outstanding Volunteer Support
* Full Aid Stations
* Chip Timed Race
This is a USATF Sanctioned Race and Meets ATRA Race Standards
50 Miler, 50k, 25k, 10k Top 3 Male and Female, and the Top 2 Masters (age 50 & over)
Medals for all 50mi, 50k, 25k, 10k finishers
Thursday April 5th
Friday April 6th
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup and Drop Bag Drop Off at the Brazos Bend State Park Elm Lake Pavilion
4:00pm-5:00pm Trail Briefing at the Brazos Bend State Park Elm Lake Pavilion
Saturday April 7th
The park gate will stay open Friday night for all runners. You may pay the park entrance fee on your way out of the park ($7 per person, ages 12 and under free, and no fee if you have a Texas State Parks Pass).
Shuttle buses will be running from 6am - Noon for runners parked at 40 Acre Lake parking, the Nature Center, and Hale Lake.
3:00am - 5:30am Drop Bag Drop Off at Brazos Bend State Park Elm Lake Pavilion
4:30am - 8:30am Packet Pickup at Brazos Bend State Park Elm Lake Pavilion
6:00am Start 50 miler
7:00am Start 50k
7:30am Start 25k
8:00 Start 10k
8:15 Start 5k
9:00pm cutoff for all races
Local time: 12:00 AM