Parents can run .5 miles out on the course and return (out and back route). You or your crew are welcome to drop your own drop bags at each aid station anytime and are highly encouraged to do so this year. One of the toughest trail runs in Texas, as well as the oldest 100km. There will be 2 pump sprayer per aid station to refill runners’ bottles (1 water & 1 tailwind). There are a few trees but mostly it is all tall grass & open field. You might not notice one or two tiny little poke holes, but a couple hundred might get your attention as the sweat runs down into them. One road leads to the Lodge. In Austin. The descent down to Boyles House is all switchbacks. Equestrian Camp = This is the Equestrian Camping area between the Lodge & the Park entrance. Chapas, Nachos, Boyles, & Lodge = These are the old houses that exist in the park. SWAG. DNF (Did Not Finish)If you decide to not finish the distance you registered for, you may get a finisher medal to commemorate the miles you did finish; but you will be a DNF in the results; and you will not be in contention for awards for the shorter distance category. Note where you place your Lodge Drop Bag as you or your crew will have to remember where it is and get it for yourself. Aid Station Charts - Downloadable PDF (Cutoffs, Drop Bag Info, Crewing Info, etc. The Hill Country State Natural Area is notorious for rocks and sotol and challenging beauty! Regardless, I would not idly brush against the branches, expecting them to move out of your way. The creeks are usually bone dry but might have water in them. Approximately 40 miles of multi-use trails wind up grassy valleys, cross spring-fed streams, and climb steep limestone hills. There are special awards handed out uniquely for the Tejas 250, Tejas 300, and Tejas 400. If you don't hear anything, assume it's on as planned! Mater of fact, there are no paved surfaces in the park. The 1,216 sq. This was and still is the place where I go to train. Be sure everything is secured inside something that seals up, as we will be hauling a whole lot of bags in the back of pickup trucks. The weather history has been posted. Mostly easy rollers & dirt but embedded with rocks on the 8s. Be sure you bring duct tape and markers to label your bag. Tejas Trail. We reserve all these sites for the race and use this area for the CrossRoads aid station. Property Description. 5. The bark is rough and the branches have thorns. When you get to an intersection where a shorter distance breaks off from the longer main loop, there will be signs with distances on them pointing the appropriate ways. Our head timer will take care of it from there. Nasty rugged with rocks & scenic as well, if you dare to look up. As a result, the 2021 HOKA ONE ONE Rocky Raccoon 100 and HOKA ONE ONE Bandera 100km will also be qualifying races for the 2022 Western States. We will not be retrieving bags for runners at the Lodge A.S. like previous years. On race weekend, you can continue on the dirt road that goes just along the edge of the HQ office. Follow the road thru the creek and into the trees. One of the best places to get off course and go completely the wrong direction. Youth Mile: Can be done at any time with a parent, and will likely be .5 miles out and .5 miles back. All in all, this is a technical course and loads of fun! This gorgeous manufactured home features a rustic design, with all wood trim throughout and a sliding barn door. Final details of what we are able to provide will get emailed closer the week of the race, but expect to have hot and cold foods along with drinks at these 3 aid stations: Lodge, Equestrian, & Chapas and cold food and drinks at Boyles, Nachos & Yaya. The single tracks are as different as each part of the park. It begins at the intersection of T#4 and T#5 and ends in the Saddle at Sky Island. RACE STYLES ARE CURRENTLY SET FOR:SATURDAY = Race STYLE 3SUNDAY = Race STYLE 3, What racers think about our COVID precautions: “Thanks for an awesome safe event! Return Details:We will bring the drop bags back to the Lodge next to the front yard of the house on the ground by 9:00am Sunday. Previous | | Next. Options are Equestrian (water only) and Chapas (electric + access to fill up water tanks right there, but each RV pad does not have water). This is a trail of rugged and brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings or bites. Also make sure it’s critter proof and rain proof. Runners who complete HOKA ONE ONE Bandera 100km within 17 hours or HOKA ONE ONE Rocky Raccoon 100mi within 30 hours will qualify to enter a lottery where the runners for Western States will be selected. Now of course, you can get off course… So if you’re new to trail running, you have to train your brain to keep looking up; and especially don’t trust the person in front of you. Beginners are welcome but you will be tested. The Saddle = is the area just under Sky Island. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. All trash, paper boats, cups, etc. The West Verde Creek has several spring-fed streams, and tanks in the park provide several swimming holes with limited fishing for catfish, perch, and large-mouth bass. Kids in a New Groove (KING) provides Texas youth in foster carewith a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, in turn giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success. These will need clarified with me (email: fun@tejastrails.com) each … Delivery Details (Nachos & Chapas Only):Bring bags to the Lodge by 7:00am Saturday morning at the latest, regardless of your start window time (you or your crew can drop them anytime beforehand). Big Nasty = This is a hidden delight. These will need clarified with us (email: fun@tejastrails.com) each time, because there are different combos (i.e. Lots of choices! If you were to use Hotels for Hope, not only will you receive a discounted rate through this booking portal, but your hotel reservations will make a difference in someone's life! For Boyles you have to walk about a half mile up a jeep road from the Group Lodge main parking area. The descent is very rugged but not as long, and leads through a few wide sotol cactus gardens... which tend to poke a lot of tiny holes in your legs. There’s plenty of room. Lucky Peak = on T#3b. It is very important you do not get near the Start Line until you are ready to start. Address: 22211 IH 10 West #1107A, San Antonio, TX 78257 (dates and times TBD and will be announced soon). 4. There is also an abundance of prickly pear cactus whose needles are very long and nasty. This gorgeous manufactured home features a rustic design, with all wood trim throughout and a sliding barn door. Split Time Collection Some races may have mid-point reads to help us track progress during the race. See below for details: 1) Tues, Jan 1 (10a-5p) & Wed, Jan 2 (9:30a-6p): Austin Trail Running Co. No hook-ups over there, but plenty of space for any size RV. It includes the following events: Hoka One One Bandera Trail Run, Hoka One One Rocky Raccoon 100, Hoka One One Rocky Raccoon 100, Hoka One One Rocky 50, J&J Race & Trail Running Reunion, J&J Race & Trail Running Reunion, Spider Mountain, Cactus Rose Ultra, and Tinajas Ultra. There are a few old abandoned jeep roads, but none are being used for auto traffic. The old roads that are on bedrock remain wide and clear, but most of the old jeep roads are dirt and rock and have worn down to rough terrain and single track. Ask at Packet Pickup for details about the race course. Runners need to use their face covering when they approach the aid station. The only exceptions are YaYa and Boyles. 25km - you’re welcome, you don’t get any flat sections!100km Profile50km Profile25km Profile, Aid Station Charts - Downloadable PDF (Cutoffs, Drop Bag Info, Crewing Info, etc. We’ll place a marking at the halfway point. Outside Loop = starts at Boyle's House on #4, goes up onto one of the Twin Peaks, then continues ccw to Ice Cream Hill, down to Nacho's House, then back on the creek #7 to the Bar-O Camp. So if you register after the shirt cutoff, you’ll still get something nice like a neck gaiter, hat, beanie, or arm warmers. This isn’t this year’s exact course, but serves as an example of a visual to show you what the topography looks like. Cross the timing mat, hit the aid station, find your crew, your gear, whatever is needed from the barn next to the chute (where your drop bag and aid station is); and leave right back … Packet Pickup: at iRun Dominion in San Antonio. Once you finish, we will have a bin for you to place your chip into. Texas Trail Running Festival 2020-Navy Blue Short Sleeve Technical T-shirt ). Tejas Trails has chosen "Kids in a New Groove" as the organization to benefit from this cool service. If you pick up your packet on race morning, you will get you timing chip, safety pins, and bib only. Western States Golden Ticket & Qualifying Info: Bandera is a proud host, once again, to the coveted Western States Golden Tickets!2021 HOKA ONE ONE Bandera 100km and the 2021 HOKA ONE ONE Rocky Raccoon 100mi have been selected as qualifying races for the 2022 Western States 100. PRODUCTION. Either way, in plain sight around the old historic ranch house. Our seller financing is available to qualified borrowers. Course markings are not color-coded per distance. $20/night: RV with hook-up at any location around the park other than Group Lodge. The climb is not very technical, but then it just seems to go on for awhile. Great scenic overlooks from the top down into the park. The 5369.8-acre site was acquired by gift and purchase in 1976 and was opened to the public in 1984. Spring water is available for horses, but people should bring their own drinking water. For YaYa it is about 100-200 yards off the road. Remodeled top to bottom! The bulk of the site was a donation from the Merrick Bar-O-Ranch … The trees are short and scrub, such as the mesquite. See the button further down for all the details. We are excited to say we are going to be able to offer aid station support this year. The Tejas Trails PACER Registration is on Friday January 1, 2021. They cannot go inside the barn like previous years. Unfortunately we won’t get to use our normal cool swag policy because we have to minimize touches on everything. History: Hill Country State Natural Area is located in Bandera and Medina Counties, 45 miles northwest of San Antonio. This goes to the highest point on this course. We’ll email all award winners the instructions and details. We use all these locations as aid stations. 2021 General A.S. Additional Health & Safety Guidelines. Don’t ever cross caution tape. We have new safety plans in place, and permission from all needed entities, as well as total support from the host park. It’s a large flat field. Our Price: $67,900. Turn right over the low water crossing. 8/9 Loop = starts at Bar-O Camp on #8 and around to Chapa's House and then onto the section of #9 trails, followed by the section thru the field and back into Bar-O Camp. The Lodge is the only rental unit and our race headquarters. Ice will be placed in a paper boat and slid across the table for the runner to fill their own bladder or bottle from. After running here in 1998, I knew this was the best I could find within this distance from my home. There will be a path marked for Crews to go back into that space, but only one way in and one way out. For anyone who completes 500, 1000, 1500km or miles at the same event, we give away special fleeces for you to make others jealous with. Also the Youth Trail Run will be done very loosely. The Race Track = is the area between the Equestrian Camping and the main park road entrance. 100km, 50km, 25km. Allowed for 100K runners only, after the runner completes one 50K loop. You never have to navigate or use a map. Can be a lot of fun... or fun to hate - depending on your mood. Anywhere in that field. Some people might think they are swimming here, but I doubt the water gets higher than your ankles in most places. The paper boat acts as a funnel. Between T#1 and T#6, this short section of trail rides over the near naked summits of three peaks with a shallow saddle between each. From 5K's to 100 milers and everything between. Photos and Property Details for 241 TEJAS TRAIL, BANDERA, TX 78003. You have to pay very close attention when here or you will go wrong. Behind the parking area is the main camping area (213-thru-217) with large pull ins for horse trailers. The home is nestled far back from the road and through some trees, providing a private and secluded setting. Elevation: Elevation is a non issue here with a max of 2000 ft. More attention is paid to the trails that are filled with rocks. It is a very shaded area, mostly by one huge tree. Most of the nasty ones such as snakes and scorpions are in hibernation at this time though. But we’re not sure if they’ll be able to come this event at this time. Shady Grove = This is just out the back road behind the Lodge. Everything is brand new inside. It's a rock & roll kinda' trail. Read through this page below to know what to expect! Course Closed: 100km: 9:00am on Sunday. Because this area is all low lying flat land that abuts the creek, you can count on it to be very nasty when wet. Most of the park's trail system is single-track, which really suits my single track desire. This Race Is On! See the Race Course map to see where all aid stations are in conjunction with the main park road, should you decide you or your crew will be placing your own items. Bottom line, we want families to grow closer together because of Tejas Trails events. Please note, Bandera Adventure Day Camp is pending decent weather. It's not very tough, but because there is nothing around them and no cover, you are very exposed to the elements and also treated to scenic views in all directions. Same thing, please begin a new straight line for parking. The other leads to Nacho's House. Remodeled top to bottom! Ice Cream Hill = The hill is on T#1b. It begins with 3 dips in and out of deep cut creeks that soften you up before climbing the final straight up ascent along a fence-line. Medical will only be available for serious injuries and immediate attention. The Sisters = on T#5c. Packet Pickup:  Friday on-site near the Lodge (see race hub) from 5:00pm-7:00pm Saturday - anytime within 30 minutes prior to the beginning of your Start Window (please don’t enter the Race Hub area any sooner than this).If runners pick up their packet prior to race day they will get their shirt or hat, etc. You can expect awesome gear you’ll actually want to wear, and a truly unique medal or buckle you’ll be proud to have. That’s the only consistently flat section. 2) Second, for you wives & hubbies (& other family members) who are trying to support your runner, but get bored out of your minds trying to keep your kiddos safe & occupied.Our goal is for the families of the runner to have fun things to do, enjoy hanging out, exercise together, play in the woods, & create great life-long memories together. Please allow and expect additional time at aid stations this year for added safety measures for runners and volunteers. Everything happens at Hill Country State Natural Area, in Bandera, TX. Easy as that! Some are hard bedrock, some are rough terrain, some are on a bed of loose rock, and some are regular dirt. Starts & finishes at the Lodge, run up the chute, hang a left, do the full 50km loop, turn left and come right back down the chute. 25km and 50km: 8:30pm on Sunday. Look for a large feather flag labeled “Drop Bags”. They will go by the front yard of the house either on the ground or into the back of a truck, at the near edge of the Race Hub. Call us today 866 937-3557 to learn about how we can help you finance this purchase and make this your home. Aid stations are all located very close to the main paved road in the event of a DNF/drop-out, runners need picked up by their crew or can easily make it back to the Lodge (start/finish) to turn in timing chips. 4. Request additional information, schedule a showing, save to your property organizer. $10 (unlimited nights): tent or car or RV without hook-up. Which is between Chapas and Yaya for the 100km and 50km runners. #1 goes out one side of it and #6 passes just past the other side of it. The bulk of the site was a donation from the Merrick Bar-O-Ranch with the stipulation that it "be kept far removed and untouched by modern civilization, where everything is preserved intact, yet put to a useful purpose." some with water only or some with electric only).See their info here. Just park in straight rows. Race Hub Map (Parking, Start/Finish, PPU, etc. Here's our friend, Ben Sexton's 50km flyover video (looks so easy in the video): Tucked away in the rugged terrain southwest of Bandera is Hill Country State Natural Area, an undeveloped and secluded retreat. Lodge (start/finish):You may place your drop bag for the Lodge behind the open face pole barn. It will not be under cover out at the aid stations. like always. Weather: Each year has been different & completely unpredictable. $10 (unlimited nights): tent or car or RV without hook-up. If it's dry, you're welcome - this is very runable and a nice relief on those climbing and descending muscles. Very tough shoe sucking mud when wet. All food will be put in plastic baggies before racers arrive. This is the 25km & 50km start area. $159,900. Approx 8 miles. Many trails cross over in this location: T#5, T#5b, T#5c, T#6. The hills are short (compared to mountains) but they’re steep. We will have orange Tejas Trails caution tape blocking off any open intersections; yellow arrows stapled to stakes, signposts, fences, and trees; and hundreds of confidence markers between. So we will provide things like family discounts, yard games, practically free youth races, and a family-friendly environment. Bandera, TX 78003. Look out for that info on the final pre-race email! As soon as you approach the packet pickup tent, you will no longer be able to interact with your friends and family. Bar-O Camp = is where the ranger's office is, also the overflow horse camping area across from the house. 8 degrees one year, 73 degrees two years later. Get complete property information, maps, street view, schools, walk score and more. This RoomFunding Project will fund 14 children for a year in the mentorship program. Chip Timing All races will be chip timed. Is not the highest peak in the park but is one of the nastiest. Also for any of our races that take place in dark hours, all our markings have high grade reflectors in them, so the course actually becomes even easier to follow in the dark! Just let us know when you are starting and done so we can check your child(ren) in and out; and get them their finisher medal (unique to the youth race). $20/night: RV with hook-up at any location around the park other than Group Lodge. The qualifying period for the 2022 Western States has been expanded to two years instead of the usual one year. Flora/Fauna: Everything in Texas stings, bites, or scratches: this includes the plants. This year’s schedule will look very different from the norm including the race hub: Course Marking and Race Hub Setup: Sun up to sun down pretty much. Depends on the recent rains. Tejas Trails Bandera Endurance Run Bandera, TX Jan 11–12, 2020 (2021 TBD) Overall Rating Overall Rating (1 Review) 4 (1 Ratings) (1 Review) 100K, 50K, 25K, Kids Run Trail (Unpaved) Official race website; DIFFICULTY. You’ll get our notorious staff and volunteer support (and probably leave with new friends you met at an aid station or finish line)! Nachos is used by the park ranger as his residence. A trail of rugged and brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings or bites. Sky Island = is one of the Twin Peaks just above the landmark we call 'The Saddle". Still with a 24 hour cutoff.50km and 25km will start Sunday morning.No whiners, wimps, or wusses. SCENERY. It usually is required that we keep the caution tape on the ground, but it’s always obvious, and will act as a guardrail for you at open intersections. Home has three spacious bedrooms and two new full […] It is just behind the gate and just after the split in the main park roads. Odds are good that they will push back and give you a scar for your rudeness. If the forecast shows the weather becoming too cold and wet, the Day Camp Hosts may choose to cancel the program since there's nowhere to get your children out of the weather. Shoe sucking mud is very bad through here if it rains. But it will be very easy to put your own water and supplies where you can get to it and we encourage everyone to self-support, if possible. Camping is available at the park. Your race entry comes with a bunch of good stuff! It was created so that we could use a very good climb and some very rugged steps from one level to the next. 5. Boyle's is at the intersection of #4 and #4b and is also not livable. They will take you to some gorgeous Hill Country vistas, amazing sunrises, sunsets and starry skies; as well as some fun bomber downhill dashes. Flora/Fauna: The Hill Country State Natural Area is a scenic mosaic of rocky hills, flowing springs, oak groves, grasslands, and canyons. Cutoffs: See Aid Station Chart for each Aid Station rolling cutoff. Crews and Spectators must wear masks or face coverings around aid stations or within 6 ft of the trail. We also typically have a food truck at the finish line. There was a 28mi race in January and then a small 100km in February. You can leave them Friday evening as well. more than just trail running... Our Events; Intro; Tejas Gear; Volunteering; Multi-Race Challenges; Save $ For Families You’ll get the comfort of our world-renowned course markings so you don’t have to worry about getting lost. Approximately 40 miles of multi-use trails wind up grassy valleys, cross spring-fed streams, and climb steep limestone hills. 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,344 SqFt. Unfortunately, we can’t hand out our usual overall awards; but we are very excited to announce our friends at Nathan Sports are giving each overall award recipient an incredible online shopping spree! Roughly 8 miles. Most of this place is a real joy to run while some of it is downright nasty. T#5c loops around the summit and comes back the same way. For $1,000, a child in care not only receives a year of music lessons and a new instrument, but also a dedicated music mentor who builds a lasting relationship of support and encouragement. We will have thin clear painters tarp pulled between the serving tables and tent tops to create a barricade. Chips will be attached to an ankle strap, picked up on race morning only at the event venue, and must be worn on your ankle during the race. I allow some runners with large RVs to park & camp here if you ask me about it. RVs can park on the left. 845 Tejas Trail, BANDERA, TX. The only ones I know of in the park. There will not be an awards ceremony for this event. It is a wonderful place to sit and wait for your runner to come thru and only a 50 yard walk from the road. We have names for different parts of this park (some are the park's, while others were invented by us). ), Hill Country State Natural Area Official Park Map, Area Map (Roads btw Bandera, Austin, SanAntonio). There are also plenty of oak. Trash bags will be located on each end. START WINDOW INFO IS COMING SOON, you don’t need to do anything to choose a Start Window yet, but we will let you know when it’s time. Inside Loop = starts and stops at the Equestrian Camp (CrossRoads) to (CrossRoads). Upon arrival, when coming from the town of Bandera, the road will turn to dirt. This home was built in 1999 and last sold on for. History: Hill Country State Natural Area is located in Bandera and Medina Counties, 45 miles northwest of San Antonio. BANDERA PCKET PICKUP will be at a few locations before it’s moved onsite. One of our favorite part of our events is the Youth Trail Run. The plants in Texas demand as much breathing room as do the Texans. The park created a set of switchbacks to avoid this, but nobody ever uses them. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1216 sq ft and sits on .75 acres. We go above and beyond on our course markings, and have become known around the world for it. No whiners, wimps, or wusses. The area of the 8/9 loop is our least favorite and is usually only run to get the extra distance. We have a special “Lemming Award” for those who blindly follow someone else off course and then get mad at us. You will get your swag item along with your finisher medal or buckle at the finish line (Tejas Store Tent). It’s a well-maintained flat road. Come run amongst the best trail runners in the U.S. and world. You also receive discounted rates at the hotels offered through this booking portal. Teardown: Sunday all day (yes, we always need help). You may drop your own drop bags and small ice chests off at all aid stations the day before your race, and they are almost all right off a main road. You can register your child for only $5 on the main Reg button at the top of this page. Tejas Trails...more than just trail running... We put on beautifully scenic, family-oriented, life-changing trail running races in Texas. This trail was made specifically for this race. For both the 25km and the 50km, they are approx 2 miles from the finish at this point. It must have the following:Aid Station Name & Bib Number. Easy as that! Always love a little extra help if you want to come out and volunteer! If you want to camp there with us, you can pay Tejas Trails for camping at packet pickup onsite and setup. Lodge Loop = starts at the Shade Tree just in front of the Lodge, loops around behind the Lodge in a ccw direction, and comes back in on the corral side of the Lodge. You may pick up your own bags on your way out if you wish to get them early, and we always appreciate it when you do. If you’d like to see a ton more details showing every nook and cranny of our plans for all our events, please see the “Covid Plans” button below, where you’ll find an explanation of the chosen “Race Styles” and more.Note: If there is a discrepancy between the info on the button below and the info on this page, go with the info on this page. 100km Runners, you must be on your last lap by 9:00pm Saturday night. BANDERA Written Course Description. Boyle's Bump = on T#4b. All the routes changed a bit for the first few years, but have stayed much the same the last few years. Has some very rugged sections and some relatively flat but twisted up sections thru sotol and creek bottom. Simply follow the signs with your distance on them. We prefer to stay up in the hills, but the flat sections in between allow you some time to recover and regroup.History: There used to be a few other races here in years past. This race started in 2003 and has been much the same since it started. Shade Tree = where #2a and #3 cross. It's beautiful, fun, and incredibly well-supported. Once at the Race Hub, general parking is on the right. Drive through the gate around the near side of the corral, and find a spot back there. Chapas has not been rebuilt but the barns behind it are in use by the equestrians. 100km Course: The 50km loop, repeated twice exactly the same. Chips are likely to not work if worn anywhere other than your ankle. We need to keep people out of the warming areas. Especially entertaining when wet and covered in mud. They will be taken at 7:00am and only then. ), Old Course Profiles,We recently had to adjust the course layout a little bit, but this will give you the idea…plan on always going up or down except the one (and only one) section we call “The Race Track”.
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