Texas summers cause all of us to suffer, why not suffer together while having some fun on a Blazin' summer night?!
Join us for the first annual Blazin' Summer Sufferfest, held at Cedar Hill State Park. The night race will be held on the 12-mile DORBA trail system in the southern part of Cedar Hill State Park. Winding through over 1,000 acres of forest and grasslands along the edge of Joe Pool lake, the terrain is moderate to challenging.
Distances for this year's race: ≈54K/≈36K/≈18K/≈10K/≈5K (If you don't know, those symbols stand for "approximate." Don't complain to us when the distance is longer or shorter than what you thought it would be.)
All participants must run with a hydration system and all runners in the three longer distances must have a headlamp at the start of the race. No exceptions!
The race was approved in late June and we have worked quickly to get registration open. This year, we won't have medals but will have a race shirt, well stocked aid stations and amazing volunteers. Shirts are not guaranteed if you register after Tuesday, July 27.
Cedar Hill State Park has asked that all participants and spectators purchase a Day Pass online prior to arrival at the park. While the fee can be paid at the front gate on race day, purchasing a day pass online is the only way to guarantee admission to the park. The park is subject to capacity limits and can fill up quickly on weekends when the weather is nice. Participants and spectators 13 years of age and older (12 and under receive free entry) are required to pay the Texas State Park entrance fee of $7 per person. Please allow extra time to enter the park and make your way to the race Start/Finish.
To purchase the day pass online go to the following link:
If for any reason the race is canceled we cannot refund your day pass fee.
This is a night trail run.
4:30 pm: Packet pick up opens
6:30 pm: Prerace briefing for three longer distances
7:00 pm: Race start for ≈54K/≈36K/≈18K
7:25 pm: Prerace briefing for ≈5K/≈10K
7:30 pm: ≈5K/≈10K race start
3:00 am: All runners must start their final loop
7:00 am: All runners must be finished
Our permit for this event states that if we experience rain in the days or hours leading to the event and the trails are still wet, we will be forced to postpone.
If the event needs to be postponed, it will be rescheduled and your registration will be moved to the new date. If you can't attend that date, we will provide you with a race credit that can be used for any of the other Blaze Trails events. We will not provide a refund.
By registering for this event, you agree with this policy. Please don't register if you don't agree.
Aid Stations and Race Details
IMPORTANT: All runners must cary a hydration device (i.e. Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder) to participate in the race. This is a summer race in Texas and it will still be Blazin' Hot after 7:00PM in August.
- Runners in the ≈5K race DO NOT pass through any aid stations on the course.Make sure you carry enough water to last the entire 3 miles.
- Runners in the ≈10K race will pass through the Copperhead Corner aid station at approximately 3.5 miles into their race. Make sure you fill up with enough water to last the approximately 2.5 miles to the finish.
- Runners in the ≈18K/≈36K/≈54K will pass through the Copperhead Corner aid station twice on each loop at approximately 3.6 and 7.6 miles. On your final pass each loop make sure you fill up with enough water to last approximately 4 miles back to the Start/Finish.
Aid stations will include the water, ice, Tailwind, SaltStick, fruit, chips, cookies and more.
Drop bags: Runners in the longer distances may keep a drop bag at the start/finish area.
Our races depend on amazing volunteers. When you volunteer, you earn race credits for future Blaze Trails races. Or, ask a family member to volunteer while you run and their race credits can transfer to you! Read more info on our policy and view our sign up pages for all races: https://signup.com/go/WHHODmX
Runners can get full race credit one month prior to the event. They can receive 50% race credit between one month and two weeks prior. In the final two weeks, there are no refunds/race credit/ or transfers allowed. No exceptions.
Local time: 4:07 AM