This event has been postponed to July 10, 2021
Greetings Trail Runnners,
We’ve experienced another wet spring in the DFW area! If it feels like you’ve moved to the Pacific Northwest there is a reason… we’ve had 83 days of measurable precipitation this year (Jan – May) with an increasing amount of rainfall each month from January to May. May has had 18 days of rainfall and we are already over 6” (not including today's rain) while the historical average is around 3.74”. It is not the record-setting rainfall of 2015, but it has been a challenge for the trail community to manage and I know many of you are itching to get back in the saddle! We’ve already postponed the Frisco Trail Race once and unfortunately; we will need to postpone the race yet again.
The NTTR President and the Frisco Trail Steward were out at the trail Sunday to do some trail work and assess the condition. In addition to the trail being nearly taken over in places by foliage, there are still many wet, tacky areas, some standing water, and erosion damage. In case you were wondering, it took over 6 person-hours to lop just 1 mile of the trail… and lots of thorns, mosquitoes, ticks, and ants!
We are determined to host the Frisco Trail Race this year as it is the 25th Anniversary of NTTR and we will remain patient and persistent in our efforts to have a great experience for y’all! The current plan is to shift the 2021 Frisco Trail Race to July 10th. We’ve looked at the local race calendar and have tried our best to find a date that minimizes overlap with existing events in the area and works for the production crew.
We hope that you will be able to join us at the future date! No action is required by you if you want to stay registered for the new date, we will automatically roll you over to the new date.
Also, if you’ve got restless energy to get back on the trails, I suggest volunteering for trail work days as every trail in the area will be tackling the same challenges. Your help can get us back online sooner!
Thank you for your understanding and hope to see you on the trails!
Option 1 (default): You can attend – great! Your registration automatically rolls over to the new date - July 10th.
Option 2 (let us know): You can no longer attend, but you want to donate. You can leave your registration as a donation and feel good knowing you are supporting NTTR, DORBA, the Frisco Trail, and a cross country scholarship awarded through the Frisco Education Foundation.
Option 3 (let us know): You can no longer attend, and you’d like to keep your entry as a future race credit
Option 4 (let us know): You can no longer attend, and you want a refund. We can provide a refund less any incurred costs (shirts, awards, city services, etc).
The refund deadline will be Friday, June 25 at 11:59pm
Please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Schedule - Wave Starts & Packet Pickup
FRISCO TRAIL RACE
NTTR 25th Anniversary Edition!
The organizational meeting of North Texas Trail Runners was held at the Irving, Texas home of Fred Holmes, club organizer and first president, on April 18, 1996.Learn More
The Start and Finish for all distances will be near the NW Community Trailhead. Socially distanced, wave starts of approximately 10 participants at a time.
Saturday, July 10
6:00 am - 11:00 am Race Day Packet Pickup
7:00 am - 9:50 am 10K Wave Starts
10:00am - 11:20 am 5K Wave Starts
Early Packet Pickup at Frisco Running Company (9359 Legacy Dr #300a, Frisco, TX 75033):
11 am - 6 pm each day
Wednesday, July 7
Thursday, July 8
Friday, July 9
Note: Runners that registered after Monday, July 5 will receive their packet ON RACE DAY at the packet pick-up area.
Wave starts of 10 runners will begin every 10 minutes. Please check your wave assignment using the links below.
10K Waves: Bibs 701-899
7:00am, 7:10, 7:20... until 9:50 am
10K Bib Assignments
For those registering after April 20th you will be in one of the following waves
5K Waves: Bibs 900-1000
10:00am, 10:10, 10:20....until 11:20 am
5K Bib Assignments
For those registering after April 20th you will be in one of the following waves:
This year's race will again benefit the Dallas Off Road Bike Association (DORBA) and the Frisco ISD Education Foundation. DORBA has put thousands of hours into building/maintaining the NWCP trail and FISD has been a great partner to work with in helping continue to make this event a reality!
Please visit: FriscoTrailRace.com
Did you know NTTR members receive $15 off the Frisco Trail Race? Learn more!
Race Shirts and Medals
Participants will receive a soft shirt & custom woodallion.
There are opportunities to staff aid stations, provide assistance with course navigation, packet pickup/registration and help at the start/finish line. All volunteers will receive a Frisco Trail Race shirt. Please use the button above or click here to Volunteer!
NTTR SARS-COV-2 EVENT SAFETY GUIDELINES & PROTOCOLS
We at NTTR understand that 2020 has been a challenging time for many; especially related to the direct and indirect impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. First and foremost, on our minds is the health and safety of our friends, family, and communities. We cancelled or postponed all in-person events (group runs, races, etc.) at the beginning of the outbreak and have continued to follow the latest information as many of you have been doing. Our hearts and prayers extend to all our trail family and we encourage each individual and family to adopt a risk posture appropriate for their situation.
We also understand that exercising, good sleep, healthy eating, and reducing stress are the most important elements to being healthy and maintaining a healthy immune system and we are blessed enough to be passionate about a sport that largely takes place in outdoor, open spaces. As of Oct 1st, we will start to offer select events again for those who want the opportunity to participate in our trail community but we will have in place minimum guidelines as provided by national, state, and local authorities to help prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
These guidelines will be enforced at our events and you may personally exercise additional measures that you feel are necessary. We will not tolerate disparaging remarks towards anyone at our events for practicing measures they feel are important to their health. Guidelines subject to change based on current situation and ongoing updates from authorities.
Individual Participant Guidelines:
1) Breaking cycle of exposure/infection:
a. Stay home if you are sick
b. Practice social distancing (maintain a distance of 6 ft.)
c. Use masks when social distancing is not practical/possible (masks not appropriate for anyone under 2 years old, has trouble breathing, or cannot remove mask unassisted)
2) Good hygiene practices:
a. Wash hands often with soap/water for at least 20 seconds
b. Use hand sanitizer (min. 60% alcohol) when soap & water are not available
c. Cover coughs and sneezes and avoid touching face (especially eyes, nose, mouth)
Event Guidelines & Protocols:
Follow all guidelines of our partner organizations, federal, state, and local authorities (e.g. masks on at stores if packet pickup is done before the event, etc.)
Temperature checks for all staff, volunteers, participants, or spectators at any event (you will be asked to leave if you exhibit a high temperature)
Face masks are required for entry to any event and should be used any time you are unable to maintain social distancing guidelines. Masks are not required to be worn on course unless social distancing cannot be maintained.
Socially distanced, wave starts (cohorts) of no more than 10 participants at a time; event participation will be capped based on venue to ensure social distancing can be maintained
All events are completely self-supported unless otherwise stated. Each participant is responsible for their own hydration and nutrition and for packing out what they pack in (no littering). If an event has support, only volunteers are allowed to interact directly with hydration and nutrition provided.
Hand sanitizer will be offered at the event location.
We will comply with authorities regarding reporting and guidance in the case that someone tests positive for COVID-19 following an NTTR event and we will alert participants of the same.
Notice that there is an enhanced risk of being in direct contact with anyone age 65 or older for 14 days after participation.
To learn more please visit: FriscoTrailRace.com/guidelines
The trails will be marked with ground markings and color coordinated directional signage for each race distance. This race will be held on fast, single-track dirt trails. As is standard for trail races, the distance designation is merely an approximation. It's about the experience!
Local time: 8:18 PM