Knob Hills Trail Race

100k, 50k, 25k, 10k

January 20th, 2018

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Welcome to Denton County’s first 100K!

In this document, you will find information that will make this a successful event for you, whether this is your first or fiftieth trail race. We would like to thank the local trail stewards at the Knob Hills Trail and DORBA for allowing us to use their trail for this event.

We are a cup-free event, please make sure that you have a hydration system (at least a handheld) to use during the event. We will have cups for cola at the aid stations, they are for that purpose only.

Race Morning

Parking and Start/Finish line will be at the Troop 771 Scout Barn, Dunham Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75022 and the race will be on the Knob Hills Trail.

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup: Friday, January 19th at Bear Creek Running Co in Keller from 3-7 PM. Registration online will remain open until race day.

On-site registration and packet pickup begin at 5 am on race day at the Troop 771 Scout Barn. Payments may be made with card, cash or check.

Bibs will be assigned at packet pickup.

Timing chips will be available to pickup before your race start day-of and must be returned after you finish. If you do not pick up your timing chip before your race starts, you will not receive at chip time.

Drop Bags

Drop bags for runners in the 100k and 50k will be located

at the start/finish area. All abandoned drop bags will be disposed of at the

end of the day. It is entirely possible that your race will start, and possibly end, in the dark.

We require 100k and 50k runners to have a headlamp available as there is no illumination on the trail.

Changing Distance

You may change distances up to race morning, please let the RDs know

before the start.

Directions

the Scout Barn are not accessible from Cross Timbers Rd/1171.

The only way to access Dunham Road is from 377. Dunham Road

is on the east side of 377 about a quarter mile south of Cross Timbers

Rd/1171. It is a small road difficult to see early in the morning, look

for the sign!

take your first left. Take an immediate right and follow the road to the

troop 771 Scout Barn.

1171 and continue until you reach 377. Turn right at 377 and take

your first left. Take an immediate right and follow the road to the troop

771 Scout Barn.

Go approximately 3 miles and turn right after you pass the trailhead. If

you reach 1171, then you have gone too far. Take an immediate right

and follow the road to the troop 771 Scout Barn.

 

 

 

The Race

Start times

6:00am     100k Start (18 hour limit)

7:00am     50k Start

7:30am     25k Start

8:00 am    10k Start

Cup-free racing

This race will be a cup free event. You must carry a bottle or another type of hydration system. Water and HEED will be available at aid stations to refill as needed. There will not be paper cups at aid stations.

Additionally, there will be trash receptacles at each aid station. If you are using gels or other food items, please do not discard them on the trail! Carry your trash with you to the next aid station. If you are caught littering, you will be disqualified and escorted from the course.

Course markings

The course will be marked with streamers, pin flags, arrows, and wrong way signs.

Please remember to be aware of your surroundings and to pay attention to the trail, especially at intersections. The person in front of you does not always know where they’re going. Make sure that you can hear people approach and look out for each other. If you are going to wear earbuds, we ask that you leave the left ear open so you can hear runners wanting to pass.

Course and Aid Stations

This tour of nature will take you through wooded canopies, around swampy bogs and open prairies, and over rolling hills. You'll experience the best of what nature in the DFW area has to offer. The trail is single track, one way and not terribly technical. That said, you’ll find some rocks and roots along the way, enough elevation to keep things interesting and some sweeping vistas as well.

The 100k, 50k, and 25k will cover the entirety of the Knob Hills Trail as well as over 2 miles of fresh trail on the Scout property in a counter clockwise direction.

The 10k will cover sections of the Knob Hills Trail starting at the Scout Barn, following all of loop 4 and a small section of loop 3, all of loop 6, and back to the Scout Barn.

100k = 4 loops

50k = 2 loops

25k = 1 loop

10k = 1 modified loop

*1 loop is 15.5 miles

Aid Station Name

Race Mileage

Mileage to next

The Barn

0.0

3.25

Cross Timbers

3.25

5

377

8.25

5.5

Cross Timbers

13.75

1.75

The Barn

15.5 (25K Finish)

3.25

Cross Timbers

18.75

5

377

23.75

5.5

Cross Timbers

29.25

1.75

The Barn

31 (50k Finish)

3.25

Cross Timbers

34.25

5

377

39.25

5.5

Cross Timbers

44.75

1.75

The Barn

46.5

3.25

Cross Timbers

49.75

5

377

54.75

5.5

Cross Timbers

60.25

1.75

The Barn

62 (100k Finish)

0.0

    * 10k will pass through the Cross Timbers aid station at approximately .4 miles and 4 miles.

Aid Station Items

Hydration: Water and HEED

Electrolytes and Gels: Endurolytes and Hammer Gels (limited supply)

Food: Bananas, Oranges, PBJ sandwich quarters, Boiled Potatoes and salt, Chips, Pickles, Cookies, Cola, Ginger Ale

Headphones

If choose to run with music, please use only one earbud so that you may hear your surroundings and other runners may announce their presence when passing.

Cut-off times

There is a 18 hour cut-off for the 100k.  You must start your 4th loop by 7pm

You must reach the 377 aid station by 9pm.

DNF

If you are unable to complete your race, for whatever reason, you must hand your timing chip over to the RD.

Runner support

Crews and/or spectators may access their runner at both

The Barn (Start/Finish) aid station and the 377 aid station.

Pacers

Pacer are allowed for all runners after the first loop. Pacers may eat from the aid stations.

Post Race

When you finish you will be able to collect your finisher medal and any awards. Awards are given for Overall, 2nd and 3rd place Male/Female/Masters M/F in each distance.

There will be food at the finish.