saddle blazer trail race
100K, MARATHON, HALF-MARATHOn, 10K
parrie haynes ranch: kileen, tx
FEBRUARY 24, 2018
100K registration $150
Marathon registration $105
Half-Marathon registration $90
10k registration $60
NOTE: Race fees cover the racer's park day pass, Friday outdoor film, race photo, beer/cocktail, lunch, beer-mile race entry, and Saturday after-party.
100k 5:00 am
Marathon 7:30 am
Half-Marathon 8 am
10k 8:30 am
Beer Mile : 5 pm
Sunrise @ 7:02 am Sunset @ 6:26 pm
our trail beer mile is now the texas trail beer mile championship!
At 5 pm on Saturday, the 24th, we will host second annual running of what is now the Texas trail beer mile championship!* We will mark a quarter mile loop of trail. You must consume a beer at the start line, then take off and run the 1/4 mile loop. You will repeat this until you have consumed 4 craft beers and completed one full mile (4 loops).
No entry fee; however, you will have to sign a waiver, for obvious reasons. Space is unlimited.
*Yes, we are staking a claim as hosts of the Texas trail craft beer mile championships. We just made it up. And why not? It sounds fancy and fun.
Fill out the form below to run the free Beer Mile: Trail Edition!
The 100k will run 35 miles on Parrie Haynes Ranch, a property adjoined to the west boundary of Parrie Haynes Equestrian Center. Once you get back to the start/finish at mile 36, you will then follow the marathon course (four different loops, all beginning and ending at the start/finish).
The marathon is comprised of 4 different loops, each coming back through the start/finish before taking off on the next loop.
The half-marathon includes the first (with a short-cut) and second loops, only.
PARRIE HAYNES EQUESTRIAN RANCH
13816 North Maxdale Road, Killeen, TX 76549
Be careful: if you use GPS, this address comes out about 1000 ft north of the actual entrance.
You have the option to bring your own tent and camp for $25/weekend - OR - pay Contentment Camping to set up and tear down a "glamping" style tent, complete with your choice of mattress or cots ($200 and $175, respectively).
You can reserve a tent or tent space here: MAKE LODGING RESERVATIONS
100k course record:
Steven Moore M 49 9:30:30 (2017)
Martha Newton F 37 15:25:51 (2017)
Marathon course record:
Steven Moore M 48 3:17:24 (2016)
Nicole Kalogeropoulos F 33 3:46:09 (2016)
Half-marathon course records:
Mike Kurvach M 26 1:31:35 (2017)
Kate Leugers F 26 1:43:51 (2017)
10k course records:
Trace Heavener M 35 00:44:50 (2017)
Emily Crowell F 22 00:46:56 (2016)
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 your run, unless you're doing the 10k. Parrie Haynes is very pup-friendly, so you are welcome to leave them on a leash with a human while you race any of the longer distances.
Pacers are only allowed on the second half of our ultra distances (100k only). 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.
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.