June 17th to 18th
This is the Fire Trail Running Festival which includes 8K, 25K, and 50K distances at night through the rocky woodlands and scenic grasslands of Guadalupe River State Park, located in South Texas.
LOCATION AND TIMES
The Start and Finish are located at the River Overlook Trailhead. We recommend arriving thirty minutes to an hour prior to your race starting.
Guadalupe River State Park
(3350 Park Rd 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070)
June 17th, 2023
50K, 25K, 8K Runners - Start time 8:00 PM at River Overlook Trailhead
5:00 AM - Race Cutoff
5:30 AM - Hard Cutoff
We will have packet pickup open from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 17th (the day of the race.) This is where you will receive your bib and T-shirt. 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 $7 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.
50K Runners - Six loops
50K runners will run a total of 30+ miles. The elevation gain is over 1800ft of climbing with over 1800ft in descending. Aid stations will be available every 5 miles along the course.
25K Runners - Three loops
25k runners will run a total of 15+ miles. The elevation gain is over 900ft of climbing with over 900ft in descending. Aid stations will be available every 5 miles along the course.
8K Runners - One loop
8k runners will run a total of 5+ miles. The elevation gain is over 300ft of climbing with over 300ft in descending. Aid stations will be available every 5 miles along the course.
The terrain for the course varies. One moment you're running through the rocky terrain of the woodlands and the next you're running through the scenic singletrack open grasslands. It's a fast course with a few technical sections. The terrain varies from rocky to grass and dirt singletrack. The weather is expected to be a low around 65-70s and mid-80s with an estimate of 10-20mph winds. Regardless of the weather conditions, we will continue to race unless life-threatening circumstances occur.
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. This is a night trail run so please bring a headlamp as well. 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.
We will use orange ties and signs with yellow reflective tape 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.
Every runner will get a Fire Trail Running Festival Craft Sportswear short sleeve shirt and a finisher race medal. The First, Second, and Third places male and First, Second, and Third places female of each distance will get a trophy. The person that finishes right in the middle of each distance will get the "Average Joe" award. The last person to finish each distance will get a DFL award... "dead freakin last."
CAMPSITES - CLICK HERE
DAY PASS - CLICK HERE (or pay cash in the drop boxes at the park on the day of the event)
WHAT TO BRING (required)
- Handheld Water Bottle or Hydration Vest*
- Running shoes*
- Prepared mind and legs*
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