THE CIRCUS trail race
12 hour relay/solo, 30k, 10k
@ MCKINNEY ROUGHS NATURE PARK: Cedar creek, tx
Saturday, DECEMBER 9, 2017
Packet pick-up: 5:30 am - 10 am ON RACE DAY ONLY (near start/finish)
***30k and 10k day-of-race registration available, 12 hour relay/solo registration closes the Thursday before the race***
12 hour relay/solo 6 am start (Awards @ 6 pm)
30k 8 am start (Awards @ 1 pm)
10k 10 am start (Awards @ 1 pm)
Sunrise: 7:11 am Sunset: 5:30 pm
12 HOUR RELAY
RUN IT SOLO OR IN TEAMS OF 2, 4, OR 6
6 AM - 6 PM Either take on these 12 hours solo...or invite your friends to join you in a 12 hour race. You will have three different loops of varying distances (approx 7 miles, 5 miles, and 3 miles), which can be run in any order, except the first loop, which must be the 7 mile loop. At 6:00 AM sharp, all team and solo runners will head out on the 7 mile loop. After that, you're on your own to organize your loop order. Each time you complete a loop, you must hand off your timing chip to a team mate. Each individual cannot run the same loop twice in a row. Your teammate can run the loop you just ran, but you, as an individual, can't run back to back loops. Goal is to get in as many miles as possible in 12 hours. You earn a point for each mile (7 mile loop = 7 points). A loop must be completed by 6 pm to count towards your overall points. So, if you're a 1/2 mile from the finish when 12 hours are up, no credit for that incomplete loop.
We will have plenty to do to keep you entertained at the start/finish while you wait. Bring a tent, chairs, coolers, etc.
Packet pick-up from 7:00 - 8:00 AM. Race starts at 8:00 AM. 30k course is compiled of a combination of running the 7 mile loop, the 5 mile loop, and then the 7 mile loop again, for a total of 18.6 miles. For each of these three loops, you are responsible for running the quick out/back to retrieve a bracelet to confirm completion. Awards at 1 pm.
Packet pick-up from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. Race starts at 10:00 AM. The 10k course will run one 7-mile loop (without the out/back). Total distance is just over 6 miles. Awards at 1 pm.
course maps and elevation profiles
7 Mile Course and Elevation Profile
5 Mile Course and elevation profile
3 Mile Course and elevation profile
30k course and elevation profile
*Note: In 2017, the 30k course will run the 7 mile loop, the 5 mile loop, and then the 7 mile loop again. In 2016, the order was 7, 7, 5.
10k course and elevation profile
2016 race results and photos:
2016 COMPLETE RESULTS : http://edsresults.com/circus16/
2016 RACE PHOTOS : http://azulox.zenfolio.com/p936742962
2016 30k Fastest Times:
James Valent M 24 3:07:36
Amy Baker F 33 2:57:43
2016 10k Fastest Times:
Colin Hagan M 27 0:49:01
Oksana Hays F 25 1:03:03
race history/COURSE RECORDS:
Trail Roots (team of 4) 88 miles (2015)
Thomas Orf 63 miles (2015)
Ty Reagan 2:38:37 (2015)
Neilia Bliss 2:41:18 (2015)
Mason Carman 0:46:49 (2015)
Kate Leugers 0:44:38 (2015)
You will have the option to pay $25 for camping. That will cover you for Friday and Saturday night, regardless of if you're only staying one night. Bring your own tent; we will save space for you!
Your other option is to stay in one of the two dorm houses we reserve for this race. You pay $40/night and bring your own bedding/pillow. These cabins have electricity, heated showers, air conditioning, etc. Only those staying in the dorms will have access to the showers after the race. We will have one dorm that is coed and one dorm that is split by gender (women upstairs, men downstairs). When you purchase this option from our "purchases" page (or by CLICKING HERE), please indicate which floor/bunk house you would prefer to be in!
RULES TO RUN BY:
We love dogs, cats, parakeets, and your pet goldfish just as much as you, but they won't be allowed to join you on the race course. You may leave your leashed pets with a person at the start/finish.
Pacers are only allowed on the second half of our ultra distances. A pacer is only there for motivational support and safety, and thus cannot be used as a mule to carry any of your food/water/gear. A pacer is not allowed for any 12 hour racer.
You get a finishers medal only for finishing. We have some amazing hand-made, recycled wood medals that we will be thrilled to throw around your neck...but only after you cross that finish line. And earn it!
We can't give refunds or transfers. Once you purchase your race entry, we pay the land owners for your park pass, buy your t-shirt or hat, pay the insurance company, pay the timing company and photographer, and on. That said, we're still very reasonable people and want to help you out. If you write a compelling request, we'll give you a discount to a future race.
No cutting the course (ie CHEATING). Some days just aren't your day to race well. Realizing and respecting that bad race day by dropping out is WAY cooler than getting caught cheating. Oh, and if (when) we catch you, you will be asked to not race with us again. Ever.
We prefer you run without them, but if you're going to wear headphones, use only one earbud or turn it way down. You have to hear people trying to communicate with you. We have had a runner take off in the complete wrong direction just because she couldn't hear us screaming at her to stop. Her loss.
Most of the trails are single track or very narrow, so get used to saying "ON YOUR LEFT" when you pass. It also never hurts to tell that person something encouraging like, "NICE JOB". And while you're on a kind streak, a big "THANK YOU" to the volunteers is golden and earns you an extra beer.
If we have to postpone the race due to weather, we will push the race back to that afternoon or into the next day. We aren't afraid of a downpour, but we don't mess with lightening or hurricanes...or Sharknato.