Saturday November 14, 2020

WE WILL NOT BE TAMED

Picture this: a race series that changes locations and formats every year. For our inaugural race in the We Will Not Be Tamed Trail Race series, you'll be running a 10k or a 100k as a team of 3. Each team member will be responsible for running a single loop (21 miles) then high fiving your team mate to send them off on their loop. Each of the three team members will run a single loop, once.

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Overview

Albert & Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area

Get an exclusive and extensive glimpse at one of Texas Parks and Wildlife's up and coming State Natural Areas. This former ranch is rugged and beautiful with over 20 miles of ranch roads that are slowly being reclaimed by mother nature so as to resemble single track trail more than road in many places. The race starts and finishes at the park headquarters just off Hwy 46.

The race features a 100k Relay race, 100k solo race (10 participants only!), and a 10k and change (~7 miles).

Each 100k Relay team must have three participants who each run one 21 mile leg.

100k Relay Registration is $85 per person.

We Will Not Be Tamed Trail Race

What is it?

A revolving tap series known as the Will Not Be Tamed Trail Race Series.

Who is behind it? 

Spectrum Trail Racing, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

When will it go down? 

Each year over the next three years, we will deliver a new race at a new state park or natural area.

Why should I go? 

This is your only chance to race on these beautiful trails, since these state parks and natural areas are not open to the public. Plus all race proceeds benefit Texas Parks and Wildlife! 

The partnership story!

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, the non-profit fundraising arm of TPWD, collaborate to acquire lands that can be designated as state parks and natural areas across the state.

The objective of our partnership with TPWF and TPWD is to highlight the existence of these state parks and natural areas and educate the public about how the state acquires and ultimately funds the development of new parks and natural areas. In turn, we hope this effort will help build support for their ultimate realization among the Texas public.

The name We Will Not Be Tamed comes from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation's latest campaign calling on all Texans to appreciate the wildness of Texas and the vastness of our Texas spirit.


2019 Race Results

Registration

100k Solo

06:00 AM (CDT)

Saturday October 12, 2019

100k Relay

06:00 AM (CDT)

Saturday October 12, 2019

10k and some change!

06:00 AM (CDT)

Saturday October 12, 2019

Schedule

100k Relay and 100k Solo

Racer Check-in: 5:00 - 5:45 am

Race Brief: 5:45 am

Race Start: 6:00 am

10k + change

Racer Check-in: 7:00 - 7:45 am

Race Brief: 7:45 am

Race Start: 8:00 am

Lunch

12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Awards

We will host the awards ceremony once the top three relay and solo finishers have come through.

Cutoff

All teams and solo runners must start their second lap by 4:40 pm (10 hours and 40 mins or ~15:14/mile pace) 

All teams and solo runners must complete the race by 10:00 pm (16 hours or ~15:14/mile pace)

Sunrise @ 7:35 am    Sunset @ 7:10 pm

Details

Location

Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area - 7690 Highway 46 West, Pipe Creek, TX 78063

Just under 2 hours from Austin. Less than 1 hour from San Antonio.

Parking

  • All racers will park at the park headquarters complex located just off of Hwy 46. Follow signs and parking attendants on race day.

Park Entrance Fees

Park entrance fees are covered for all race participants. Spectators must pay their own entry fee. You can pay for spectator entry fees on the Texas State Park's reservation system and print your park pass prior to leaving for the race. This will speed your entry into the park.

Race Rules

  • No pacers allowed
  • Every racer MUST start with a light, as you will run in the dark for the first 90+ minutes of the race.
  • Every racer MUST start with a water carrier. You must either have at least one water bottle or a hydration vest/hydration pack.

10 Essentials

Although all our courses are excellently marked, you can never predict what can happen during a race. We recommend learning about the 10 essentials for backcountry safety and bringing them in your running pack. Learn more about the 10 essentials in this article by North Shore Rescue.

Aid Stations and Drop Bags

For all racers, drop bags can be left at the Start/Finish Area. Aid stations are available at the following locations and mile marks:

Aid Station
Mile Marker
Madrona Mountain4.7
Chisolm Trail10.7
Chisolm Trail17.0
Madrona Mountian18.7
Start Finish21.0

Courses

The course is a 21-mile loop that features approximately 2,800 ft of elevation gain over typically rugged Texas Hill Country trails. All trails are, or once were, dirt ranch roads. Since most of the roads are not maintained, nature has started to reclaim the land giving much of the trail more of a single track feel. 

The course is basically a lollipop starting with the loop portion of the course for the first 10.5 miles. You then run out and back to the far western reaches of the park for miles 10.5 through 17. The last 4 miles of the course complete the loop portion of the lollipop.

The course is a 21-mile loop that features approximately 2,800 ft of elevation gain over typically rugged Texas Hill Country trails. All trails are, or once were, dirt ranch roads. Since most of the roads are not maintained, nature has started to reclaim the land giving much of the trail more of a single track feel. 

The course is basically a lollipop starting with the loop portion of the course for the first 10.5 miles. You then run out and back to the far western reaches of the park for miles 10.5 through 17. The last 4 miles of the course complete the loop portion of the lollipop.

This is a hilly and rugged 10k loop. The climbs are worth the views, and the descents! 

Photos


Location

The Albert & Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area will protect a very special piece of the Hill Country. You’ll be able to see wildlife in natural settings, hear coyotes in the distance, view stars to the northwest, go camping and hiking, and try your luck at fishing.

Lodging

There are no lodging accommodations in ABK State Natural Area as the park is not yet open to the public. Accommodations can be found in nearby Boerne or San Antonio.