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Crazy Desert Trail Race

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There are 5 different races to choose from in the stunning San Angelo State Park. With a variety of terrains, this course is challenging but hugely enjoyable. There will be plenty of support along the way, so you won't run out of fuel.

How to enter the Crazy Desert Trail Race

  1. 100k

    Run 100km
    $110–$120
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  2. 50k

    Run 50km
    $90–$100
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  3. 13.1 Half

    Run 21.1km
    $80–$85
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  4. 10k

    Run 10km
    $55–$60
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  5. 5k

    Run 5km
    $50–$55
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Crazy Desert Trail Race routes

The course is a mix of terrains over undulating hills. You stay in the park's north part for the 5k and 10k races. The longer races head further afield into low deserts, and require more ascents and technical trail running.

Laps:

  • 50k runners do 2 laps of a 15.7 mile course.
  • 100k runners do 3 laps of a 21.7 mile course.
  • All other runners do 1 lap of a set-distance course.

Aid Stations:

  • 5k - Finish
  • 10k - 3.5miles, Finish
  • 13.1 Half - 3.5 miles, 7.9, 10.4, Finish
  • 50k - 3.5 miles, 7.9, 12.4, 15.7, 19.0, 23.4, 27.9, Finish
  • 100k - 3.5 miles, 7.9, 12.3, 16.7, 21.7, 25.2, 29.6, 34.0, 38.4, 43.4, 46.9, 51.3, 55.6, 60.1, Finish

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Timing Tent
  • Aid Tent
  • Medical: bandages, vasoline, band aids, and medical personnel
  • Drinks: Gatorade, Water and Hammer Heed Endurolytes; Red Bull; Coke, Ginger Ale, Orange Juice
  • Sweet snacks: cookies, candy bars, peanut butter, nutella
  • Salty snacks: pringles, trail mix
  • Other cold foods: PB&J Sandwiches, bean burritos, bananas, oranges, and assorted fruits
  • Hot foods: Quesadillas, soups, ramen, potatoes, grilled cheese sandwiches. There will be vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options
  • Two sleep/rest tents

Awards:

  • Buckles for: all 100k finishers
  • Medals for: all 50k, 13.1 Half, 10k, and 5k finishers
  • Individual Awards:
    • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Men and Women Overall for each distance and category
    • 1st and 2nd Men and Women over the age of 50
Raceday Logistics

Start/Finish Area: North Entrance, San Angelo State Park, 7126 N FM 2288 Grapecreek, TX 76901

Friday 6th March:

  • 15:00 - Packet Pickup opens at Start/Finish Area
  • 16:00 - Meeting for runners
  • 17:00 - Meeting ends
  • 19:00 - Packet Pickup closes

Saturday 7th March:

  • 05:00 - Packet Pickup opens at Start/Finish Area
  • 06:00 - 100k race starts
  • 07:00 - 50k race starts
  • 08:00 - 13.1 Half race starts
  • 08:15 - 10k race starts
  • 08:30 - 5k race starts
  • 09:00 - Packet Pickup closes
  • 20:00 - Cut off for finishing the first loop (14 hours)

Sunday 8th March:

  • 00:00 - Cut off for passing Strawberry (18 hours)
  • 04:00 - Cut off for finishing the race (22 hours)
Kit List

Cups will not be used at the aid stations, so please bring your own reusable cups, bottles or hydration packs.

Spectators

Crew are allowed to access any aid station they choose, but they must walk to the locations as the gates will be locked.

Volunteers

Shifts for volunteering will last 4-8 hours. If you want to sign up to volunteer, you are welcome to email [email protected]

All volunteers will receive:

  • Free park entry
  • Camping area
  • Race merch
  • Meals provided

If you do 1 shift, you will get 50% race credit for a future one-day race. If you do 2 shifts, you will get 100% credit for a future one-day race.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a pacer?
You can only have a pacer if you are running the 100k, after the 2nd lap (or once you have passed 43.4 miles).
Can I leave my own kit anywhere?
Yes, you can leave a drop bag at the Start/Finish area. This must be clearly labeled with your Name and Bib Number. You can drop your bag anytime before 5am on Saturday.
How many aid stations are there?
There will be 5 aid stations in total, that are stocked full of Texas style goodies.
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Crazy Desert Trail Race weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

69°F
Predicted highs
44°F
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

Meet the organizer

Committed to growing awareness of the best trail running events in Texas, from 5k races to 200 mile ultras, from fast and flat courses to challenging hill climbs.

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