Saturday, Oct 2, 2021

Dana Peak Trail Run

Harker Heights, TX 50K, 20K, 10K

Registration closes: Fri, Oct 1 @ 11:59PM

Race Information

Join us for the inaugural Dana Peak Trail Run. During the inaugural event the longest distance will be a 50K run. In 2022 we are adding a 100K event that will feature approximately 6700 ft of climb.

The race is held at Dana Peak Park, located on the north shore of Stillhouse Hollow lake in Harker Heights Texas, approximately one hour from both Waco and Austin, Texas.

The trails ascend and descend the rocky terrain that hugs Stillhouse Hollow lake. While most of the trail system is in the trees there are some areas that are exposed. Throughout the race runners will climb several of the peaks along the shore catching incredible views of the lake during their journey along the course.

Each distance follows a single loop with limited repeat trails throughout your race! Elevation gain for the 50K is 3,354.

IMPORTANT: All runners must cary a hydration device (i.e. Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder) to participate in the race. 50K runners need to make sure they can carry enough water to last on the longest segment between aid stations (7 miles).

The information on the registration page only provides a basic overview of the event. Please check our website at: http://blazetrails.com/dana-peak for the latest information.

Race Schedule

Saturday, October 2, 2021

6:00 AM Packet pick up.
6:45 AM 50K Pre-Race Briefing
7:00 AM 50K Race Starts
7:15 AM 20K Pre-Race Briefing
7:30 AM 20K Race Starts
7:45 AM 10K Pre-Race Briefing
8:00 AM 10K Race Starts
7:00 PM Cutoff for All Races

Aid Stations

The 50K course will have six aid stations stops along the course. Most are between 3-5 miles apart. However, there is one segment that is 7 miles between aid stations. Please plan accordingly. We will post the distances between aid stations once we publish the course map.

The Lost-n-Found aid station is remote and not accessible by car or truck. This aid station will have less supplies but will include water, Tailwind, SaltStick and first aid supplies, at a minimum. The rest of the aid stations will include water, Tailwind, SaltStick, bananas, oranges, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potato chips, Oreos, fig cookies, soda, pickles, pickle juice and first aid.

Because this course is a single 50K loop loop we are planning on having one drop bag location for 50K runners only.

Volunteer Program

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

Camping

Dana Peak Park officially closes on September 30. The benefit is that we will have access to the park for our special event. However, they will not allow camping on Friday and Saturday night. In place of camping at the park, we have made special arrangements with the Knead Peace Camp. They are offering camping for $15/night on Friday and/or Saturday night, 50% off their usual rate. (The owners even mentioned that if enough people stay Saturday night, she'll try to get a musician for entertainment.)

Knead Peace Camp is located at 10465 FM 2410, Belton, TX 76513. It’s less than 10 minutes from Dana Peak Park.

To sign up, you will work directly with Jeannie at the camp. Reserve your spot by sending payment by Venmo (@KneadPeace) or Cash App ($KneadPeace). Include "Dana Peak Race" along with camping style (tent or car) and the night you plan to camp (Friday, Saturday or both).

If you have any questions, please contact Jeannie by text at 254.727.5069 (preferred) or send an email to kneadpeace2@gmail.com.

There is limited camping so make your plans ahead of time. There is space for only four RVs and this is without RV hookup. The camp site includes a curtained outhouse and she plans to install solar showers before the race.

There is also a single bus that can be rented which sleeps two. Book that here.

Out of consideration of others, please plan to arrive at the campground no later than 9 p.m.


For those with an RV, consider the Basin RV Resort, across the street from Knead Peace. Get information at basinrevresort.com or call 254.393.1450.

Refund/Transfer Policy

Runners can get full race credit one month prior to the event. They can earn 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.

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