About The Race
Local time: 8:17 PM
In the 39 years of Cross Timbers Trail Run, past Race Director Teresa Estrada told me they hadn’t ever skipped a year. Well, we all know the COVID-19 pandemic was such unprecedented times, and it honestly sucked to cancel the race in February 2021 when vaccines were just becoming available to select risk groups and we were seeing a surge of positive COVID cases and COVID-related deaths. I’ve been thinking that it’s a real shame to not have a 2021 race, so how about we not end 2021 without a celebration of another year of coming together on the beautiful Cross Timbers Hiking Trail, enjoying those lovely views of Lake Texoma?!
We’re going to do a lowkey, abridged version of the annual, full Cross Timbers Trail Run you all love. No, this isn't the same race format given the short notice, but what won’t change is the community coming together for a fun and competitive day on these trails!
Distances: Choose Distance or Choose Time. “3 Hours of Monkey Butt”, “6 Hours of Monkey Butt”, or “5 Miler”.
* 3 or 6 Hours of Monkey Butt – Monkey Butt Hill is a short, incredibly steep hill of just about 0.1 miles long BUT climbs 100 feet and has roots and boulders to maneuver in that climb. It’s part of a 1/3 mile loop from our start line. So the race will be a timed format of how many loops can you get done in the time of either 3 Hours or 6 Hours. The race will be run going counter-clockwise which means you will only be going UP Monkey Butt Hill and then the descent of 100 feet is much more gradual and less technicality.
* 5 Miler – this is the same 5 mile course we traditionally have at the race. Some rocks, some roots, some steep hills, and you get to climb the infamous Monkey Butt Hill once right before you finish.
Participant Limit: 100 People -- REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE A SPOT!!! Registration opens Thursday, October 21, at 9 pm. (The number of spots might be extended a bit depending on the split of signups between the distance/time options)
More details on the race website