Saturday, Apr 1, 2023
This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 1, 2023

***THIS IS THE APRIL EVENT***

For the December edition, Brazos Bend 100 on December 7th, please register HERE opening on April 1st.

Description

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!

https://www.trailracingovertexas.com/brazos-50

Courses and Maps

Updated 2-April [Final Maps]

50 MILE

The 50 Mile is now three loops: Elm Lake / Horseshoe Loop / 40 Acre Loop / Pilant Slough to Nature Center Aid / Creekfiled Lake to Hale Lake with the inner out-and-back to Big Creek Aid / Sawmill Aid with camp loop / Big Creek Aid / Finish

Aid Station Separation Distances:

Start to 40 Acre (unmanned water): 3.16
Start to Nature Center Aid: 5.8
Nature Center Aid to Big Creek Aid: 3.2
Big Creek Aid to Sawmill Aid: 3.16
Sawmill Aid back to Big Creek Aid: 3.16
Big Creek Aid to Finish: 1.23



25k (x1 lap) and 50k (x2 lap)

The 25k lap is the same as the above 50M loop but NO Horseshoe Lakes loop at the beginning (half a mile from the start), continuing straight to 40 Acre loop.

Aid Station Separation Distances:

Start to 40 Acre (unmanned water): 2mi
Start to Nature Center Aid: 4.6mi
40 Acre to Big Creek w/Hale Lake: 3.09mi
Big Creek to Sawmill: 3.16mi
Sawmill to Big Creek:3.16mi
Big Creek to Finish: 1.23mi





10k

The 10k follows the same path as the 50M: Start to Horseshoe Lakes Loop, to 40 Acre (unmanned water), to Nature Center Aid, then continues straight back to the finish (do not cross the road at Nature Center).

Aid Station Separation Distances:

Start to 40 Acre (unmanned water): 3.16
Start to Nature Center Aid: 5.8



5k

5k is a single loop around Elm Lake (no Horse Lakes or 40 Acre) to Nature Center via Pilant Slough, crosses the road to do the Creekfield Lake loop before continuing to the finish.

Aid Station Separation Distances:

Start to Nature Center Aid: 2.25mi
Nature Center to Finish: 1mi

2024 Schedule

TUESDAY, APRIL 2ND
Noon - 7:00 PM: Packet Pickups at Good Times Running Co, Katy This is the recommended packet pickup day/time, you may have others pickup on your behalf.


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.

Buckles & Medals

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Recover Brand Shirts

Shirt order deadline is Monday, March 18th to guarantee your size. If it's available at registration checkout we will have them in stock. No size changed till after all races have started. No shipping swag for no-shows.

Thank you to our apparel partner Recover Brands for the amazing shirts:

https://www.trailracingovertexas.com/brazos-50

PARK PASS

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.

https://ultrasignup.com/shopping.aspx?dtid=48513

Pacers

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/



BRAZOS BEND RV, The RV/ATV Mud Park across from the street has car camping and RV Parking (no hookups). Water will be available. Grey water can be open. Black water closed. No need to contact BBRV, they have room for you. See below for payment: https://www.bbrvtx.com/rv-park

Purchase BBRV Spot: https://www.trailracingovertexas.com/product-page/bb100-brazos-bend-rv-park-weekend-pass

More Information

http://www.trailracingovertexas.com/brazos-bend-50/

Event's current local time: 7:50 PM CT

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