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 A 50 Mile, 53K, 20K and 9K trail race located in one of the most breathtaking areas in North West Texas

May 13th 2023 - Copper Breaks State Park

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WHEN/WHERE

The Start and Finish are located at the MTB Trail near the Copper Breaks State Park Headquarters. We recommend arriving an hour prior to your race starting. 
Copper Breaks State Park
(777 State Hwy Park Rd 62, Quanah, TX 79252)

50M & 53K Runners - Start time 6:00 AM at MTB Trail Head

20K & 9K Runners - Start time 7:00 AM at MTB Trail Head

10:00 PM - Race Cutoff

Packet Pickup
Friday (May 12th) - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday (May 13th) - 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM

This is where you will receive your bib and Craft Sportwear T-shirt. We will also have Texas Outlaw Running
merchandise for sale. Packet Pickup will be located at the starting area near the headquarters in the main tent. 

When arriving in the park make sure to pay $3 for the day pass whether that's prior to the event online here or in cash in the drop boxes on the day of the event. This is required by Copper Breaks State Park. 

RACE

50 Miler Runners - Four loops
50 Miler runners will run a total of 50 miles. The elevation gain is over 2500ft of climbing with over 2500ft in descending. Aid and Water Stations will be available every 2-4 miles along the course.

53K Runners - Three modified loops
53K runners will run a total of 33.03 miles. The elevation gain is over 1500ft of climbing with over 1500ft in descending. Aid and Water Stations will be available every 2-4 miles along the course.

20K Runners - One loop
20K runners will run a total of 12.5 miles. The elevation gain is over 600ft of climbing with over 500ft in descending. Aid and Water S
tations will be available every 2-4 miles along the course.

9K Runners - One modified loop

9K runners will run a total of 5.72 miles. The elevation gain is over 450ft of climbing with over 500ft in descending. Aid and Water Stations will be available every 2-4 miles along the course.

COURSE

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The terrain for the course varies. One moment you're running in an open desert and the next you're running through the forest at the bottom of the canyon. It's a very fast course with a few technical sections. The terrain varies from grass, sandstone, to dirt and rocks. The weather is expected to be in the low 60s and mid-80s with an estimate of 10-20mph winds. West Texas weather is very unpredictable. Regardless of the weather conditions, we will continue to race unless life-threatening circumstances occur. We will send out emails as the event gets closer on weather conditions and what to expect. Trail gators are recommended.

This race is a cupless race so please come with your own water carrying system whether that's a running vest, camelback, or hand-held water bottles/cups. We do not tolerate littering. One of our biggest values is being environmentally friendly. Help keep the environment maintained to its natural state without hurting the animals and plants that live there. 

Trail Markers
We will use orange ties and signs to mark the course. Signs with arrows will be used to show which trail to run on and ties will be used to let you know you're on the right path.


 

Aid/Water Stations

Main Aid Station - Mile 0 & 12
Hydration: Water, Gatorade, P
ickle Juice, Pedialyte, Coca-Cola,
Ginger Ale, Mountain Dew & Sprite

Food: Chips, Pretzels, Cookies, PB&Js, Bananas, Oranges, Granola Bars,
Fruit Snacks & other foods.


Water Station - Mile 2 & 10.3 for 50M & 20K runners / Mile 2 & 9 for 53K runners
Hydration: Water

Water Station - Mile 3.8
 & 8.1 for 50M & 20K runners / Mile 3.8 & 8.8 for 53K runners​Hydration: Water

Lone Ranger Aid Station - Mile 7.5 for 50M & 20K runners / Mile 6.1 for 53K runners

Hydration: Water, Gatorade, Pickle Juice
Food: Chips, Pretzels, Cookies, Bananas, Oranges, Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks.

What You Get

Every runner will get a Craft Sportswear Chupacabra T-shirt, race photos, a very memorable race experience, and a good time with new people and stories to tell. All finishers will receive a race medal. We will have aid station food and supplies at this event.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place of each distance will get a trophy for both males and females. The last person to finish each distance will get a DFL award... "dead freakin last"

Drop Bags

We will have a drop bag designated area available at the start/finish area. 

Camping/Park Entrance

CAMPSITES - click here

DAY PASS - click here

or pay cash in the drop boxes at the park on the day of event

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