***THIS IS THE APRIL EVENT***
For the December edition, Brazos Bend 100, please register here: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=91737
This is the April edition of our popular Brazos Bend races with the marquee event being the 50-mile. Additional events include the 50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k. A great event for veteran or first time ultra runners, trail runners, and those new to running in general.
The Brazos Bend course is the fastest trail in Texas trail running. The course is 99.9% flat, and the only hill is 10 feet. Other than that you will be running on flat surfaces that move from hard crushed rock, soft hiking trails under tree canopy, and easy horse trails. Conditions in the Spring are typically warm and humid but can still start with some cooler mornings. Brazos Bend is a spectacular State Park located just South of Houston/Sugar Land and is most known for its abundance of birds and American Alligators among other wildlife. The gators are a part of our race, there has never been an incident in the park. Enjoy them on your run, from a distance, and you may get some unique race photos!
FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH
Noon - 7:00 PM: Packet Pickup and Bag Drop at Elm Lake Pavilion
SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH
4:00 AM - 5:30 AM: Bag Drop at Elm Lake Pavilion
4:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Packet Pickup at Elm Lake Pavillion
ALL RACES START AND FINISH AT ELM LAKE PAVILLION
6 AM: 50-MILE START
7 AM: 50-KILOMETER START
7:45 AM: 25K START
8:30 AM: 10K START
9:00 AM: 5K START
9:00 PM: FINISH LINE CLOSES (FINAL CUTOFF)
IT IS RECOMMENDED TO ARRIVE (PARK) ONE HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT TO ALLOW TIME FOR SHUTTLE AND PACKET PICKUP.
The 50M is three full loops (see below) with all add-ons: Horseshoe, 40 Acre, and Hale.
The 50K starts with a "short loop" of Horseshoe and 40 Acre Lakes before two big loops, the same as the 50M but no Hale Lake add-on.
Every Runner Recieves
Your Choice of Race Swag (Tri-blend event shirt OR other TROT Merchandise as selected at Checkout
Outstanding Volunteer Support
Texas Size Full Aid Stations
Chip Timed Race
Every person 13 and over entering the park will require a special events state park pass for the weekend which includes park entry, trail & facility use. This fee goes directly to Brazos Bend State Park. Receipt of digital payment should be shown at packet pickup in exchange for wristbands for the weekend. You may pick up pre-purchased wristbands for others with a digital receipt.
Pacers are only allowed on the final lap of the 50k and 50M and must remain with their runner at all times. Each athlete is only allowed ONE pacer unless under special approved circumstances. Registered participants that will also pace after completing their own event do not need to register as a pacer, but should check in at the timing tent prior to pacing to receive a separate bib.
Registration as a pacer is done the same way as a participant through UltraSignup, is free, but requires the park pass and listing of the registered participant they will be pacing. Option to add-on a race shirt. The deadline to register as a pacer is the same a registration close, the day before the event. Pacer registration will open here one month before the event.
Camping & Accommodations
Camping at the event area, parking lots, pavilions, and Car Camping is NOT allowed. Park staff will be checking vehicles left overnight in parking areas.
Camping must be reserved through the online reservation system: https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Tentrr has some camping option at Sawmill Aid Station: https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/
The RV Park across from the street is another option: https://www.bbrvtx.com/rv-park
Closest accommodation will be AirBnB and hotels in Rosenburg and Sugar Land.
Event's current local time: 3:35 PM CT