Saturday, Mar 2, 2019

Run4Bibles

7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K, Mile

This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 2, 2019

General Information

Cedar Ridge Preserve is known as one of the best and most challenging trails to run in the DFW/North Texas area. We think you will both get a good work out, and enjoy the comradery with other trail runners.


You will run on a variety of trails from mulch, solid rock, gravel, dirt, steps made of dirt or rock, and wooden bridges over small creeks. The trails are a series of switchbacks, some flat areas, and some straight up and downs, with some wide trails and some singletrack. The area is wooded, with small streams and creeks through-out. There is also a large pond, a lookout tower, and a birdwatching hut. The terrain is moderately strenuous, and may be walked or run.

Race Schedule
Marathon 2:00pm (check in at 1:00pm)
½ Marathon 2:00pm (1:00pm check-in)
10k 2:30pm (1:30 check-in)
5K 2:45pm (1:45pm check-in)
1 Mile Hike -n- Run 3:00pm (2:15 check-in)

*5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon, and Marathon races are chip-timed. The 1 Mile is not timed.
*Cut off time for 5k, 10k runs are 6:15 pm. Cut off for the 1/2 Marathon and Marathon is 11:00 pm.
*Awards are hand-carved wooden medals made in DR Congo, where our Bible Study groups operate.
*T-shirts may be purchased along with your ticket. But, they are only available for ordering on or before Feb. 28, 2020. There will be some extra T-shirts at the race available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
*Free cooling Bandana, while supplies last.
*Free Photos from the run to download from our Facebook Page: Run4Bibles.
*Great Trail snacks-salty/sweet/fresh fruit/PN&J sandwiches, water, and Gatorade.

Entry Fee Information:
*With your entry fee, you get to support two great causes: Equip Disciples Remote and Missional Bible Study groups in Africa and Costa Rica, and maintaining God's beautiful creation at Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve.

*All registration fees are tax-deductible, excluding the T-shirts. Equip Disciples is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the State of Texas. Please print your receipt for your tax records.

*Entry fees are non-refundable, including in the event of inclement weather. The race will be canceled if there are thunderstorms during the run, or if there has been some kind of recent torrential flooding making the trails unrunnable. But we will be continuing the race with light rain or somewhat wet trails, though we may change up the route to preserve trails that have standing water or excessive mud.


*Entries cannot be rolled over to another one of our runs.


*Runners can change the distance of their run up to one hour prior to the race, but not after the race begins.
*Runners can transfer their bibs to another runner.

Marathon Trail Description

You will run this loop four times. After a brief section of wide trail at the start, the loop turns down the secluded BackstagePass trail and up the Park in the Woods trail. The route then breaks out briefly into the sun on the Prairie trail, then back into the trees running the full course of the Bluebonnet and Escarpment trails. One of my favorite sections is the ascent on the Bluebonnet—it’s like running up the bed of a streamlet—which is what it becomes after a nice spring shower. Escarpment is a double-wide gentle descent so you can fly down it as much as you like--but halfway down you must take a detour across EM1 and loop back to Escarpment via Red Oak. At the bottom of the hill is an aid station. From the aid station, the Half Marathoners continue on to Cattail Pond and onwards to the rocky FossilValley trail. FossilValley has some good climbs in there and retains a bit of mud for the longest time after any rains. You also get to take in the downhill on Trout Lily. At the top of the ridge, you catch a brief section of the Cattail Pond trail before turning off onto Cedar Brake. This trail gives you a couple of good miles to stretch your legs, along with a few good climbs. Halfway along this trail is another aid station. You return briefly to the Cattail Pond trail before turning off to run the Possumhaw trail. Coming out of Possumhaw trail, you get to race to the half-way line amid roaring cheers. Then you get to turn around and run it all again for the bragging rights of being one trail-tough trail runner!

Rules

We are grateful for the relationship we have with Cedar Ridge Preserve so here is a rundown of the expectations:
You must obey all park rules at all times.
Please bring a cell phone to carry with you.
No strollers, bikes, skates allowed on the trails.
No weapons or firearms are allowed.
No dogs on the trails during the run time.
No littering.
Stay on marked trails only.
No smoking or alcohol.
Respect parking signs and rules. The park is very strict about where trucks park, where cars park, where we are to park for the event.

You must stay on the route for each race. If you deviate to cut the trail short, you will be DQ. If you get lost, and you actually run more than you would have for the race, you will not be DQ.

You may switch races prior to the race, but not once it begins. This is at the discretion of the timer. You may also transfer your bib to another runner if something happens and you cannot attend the race.


Always exercise good trail running etiquette as you pass and let pass other runners.

Awards

The medals are very unique, one of a kind. They are hand carved wooden medals from DR Congo.
Half Marathon:
1st and 2nd Male and Female
ALL Finishers receive a medal (Congratulations!)

5K and 10k
For Both Male and Female:
1st Overall
1st Masters (40-59)
1st Grand Master (60 & up)
1st and 2nd by age category:
up to 8
9-11
12-14
15-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70 & up

Half Marathon Trail Description

You will run this loop two times. After a brief section of wide trail at the start, the loop turns down the secluded BackstagePass trail and up the Park in the Woods trail. The route then breaks out briefly into the sun on the Prairie trail, then back into the trees running the full course of the Bluebonnet and Escarpment trails. One of my favorite sections is the ascent on the Bluebonnet—it’s like running up the bed of a streamlet—which is what it becomes after a nice spring shower. Escarpment is a double-wide gentle descent so you can fly down it as much as you like--but halfway down you must take a detour across EM1 and loop back to Escarpment via Red Oak. At the bottom of the hill is an aid station. From the aid station, the Half Marathoners continue on to Cattail Pond and onwards to the rocky FossilValley trail. FossilValley has some good climbs in there and retains a bit of mud for the longest time after any rains. You also get to take in the downhill on Trout Lily. At the top of the ridge, you catch a brief section of the Cattail Pond trail before turning off onto Cedar Brake. This trail gives you a couple of good miles to stretch your legs, along with a few good climbs. Halfway along this trail is another aid station. You return briefly to the Cattail Pond trail before turning off to run the Possumhaw trail. Coming out of Possumhaw trail, you get to race to the half-way line amid roaring cheers. Then you get to turn around and run it all again for the bragging rights of being one trail-tough trail runner!

10K Trail Description

After a brief section of wide trail at the start, the loop turns down the secluded Backstage Pass trail and up the Park in the Woods trail. The route then breaks out briefly into the sun on the Prairie trail, then back into the trees running the full course of the Bluebonnet and Escarpment trails. One of my favorite sections is the ascent on the Bluebonnet—it’s like running up the bed of a stream let—which is what it becomes after a nice spring shower. Escarpment is a double-wide gentle descent so you can fly down it as much as you like--but halfway down you must take a detour across EM1 and loop back to Escarpment via Red Oak. At the bottom of the hill is an aid station. From the aid station, continue on to Cattail Pond and onwards to the rocky FossilValley trail. FossilValley has some good climbs in there and retains a bit of mud for the longest time after any rains. You also get to take in the downhill on Trout Lily. At the top of the ridge, you catch a brief section of the Cattail Pond trail before turning off onto Cedar Brake. This trail gives you a couple of good miles to stretch your legs, along with a few good climbs. Halfway along this trail is another aid station. You return briefly to the Cattail Pond trail before turning off to run the Possumhaw trail. Coming out of Possumhaw trail, you get to the finish line!

5K Trail Description

After a brief section of wide trail at the start, the loop turns down the secluded BackstagePass trail and up the Park in the Woods trail. The route then breaks out briefly into the sun on the Prairie trail, then back into the trees running the full course of the Bluebonnet and Escarpment trails. One of my favorite sections is the ascent on the Bluebonnet—it’s like running up the bed of a streamlet—which is what it becomes after a nice spring shower. Escarpment is a double-wide gentle descent so you can fly down it as much as you like. At the bottom of the hill is an aid station. Grab what you need and get ready to head up the hill. The route goes straight up (well, there’s just a couple of switchbacks) the Cattail Pond Trail. We reserved the steepest climb in the park just for the 5K-ers, so have fun with it! (Now don’t gloat too much over the Half Marathoners—they get their share of fun too.) At the top of the escarpment you are on the home stretch, running the refreshing undulations of the Cattail Pond trail all the way to the finish line.

1-Mile Hike-n-Run Trail Description

This is not a not an official timed race (no numbers or chip-timing), but we will have a gun-start at the appointed time--and you can track your finish-time with the clock as you run home! The course will take the Bluebonnet loop, which is a part of all the other races. The Bluebonnet has nice flowing terrain, with a variety of dirt, roots, and rocky footings. One of my favorite sections is the ascent on the last section—it’s like running up the bed of a streamlet—which is what it becomes after a nice spring shower.

Local time: 4:35 PM
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