Rough Creek Trail Run
 
10K / Half Marathon / Marathon / 40 Mile
 
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Course

For 2022, we have completely new courses, even a new start and finish location. If you've run with us before, about 90% of the course hits sections we've never had in a course before!

You'll find varied terrain as we traverse the thousands of acres of the property of Rough Creek Lodge. Super runnable fire road, single track, short steep climbs, with loose rocks at times!

A lot of the course has a large amount of non-technical, scenic trail that will allow you to look around and enjoy the beauty of Texas Hill Country. Expect significant exposure = minimal shade. It will be hot! (Glen Rose avg: high 89F, low 65F)

All of the distances will tackle the big climb of Gunn Mountain. But only the half marathon and longer distances will tackle the climbs of a portion of the land feature we call the Rusty Crown (because the elevation profile in that section looks like a king's crown because of the steep ups and downs!).

You'll also get to run along by the main resort building of the Rough Creek Lodge and also the lake named "Fourteen Acre Lake".

 

10K Course - 1 loop of scenic single track trail and fire road with rolling hills with the Gunn Mountain climb 1 mile into the race.

Half Marathon Course - 1 loop of scenic single track trail and fire road with rolling hills with the Gunn Mountain climb 1 mile into the race and the Rusty Crown section from miles 5.5-6.5.

Marathon Course - 2 loops of scenic single track trail and fire road with rolling hills with the Gunn Mountain climb 1 mile into each loop and the Rusty Crown section from miles 5.5-6.5 in each loop.

40 Mile Course - 3 loops of scenic single track trail and fire road with rolling hills with the Gunn Mountain climb 1 mile into each loop and the Rusty Crown section from miles 5.5-6.5 in each loop.

 

Course Map

10K - 1 loop. Approximately 320 feet of elevation gain/loss.


Half Marathon, Marathon, and 40 Mile Courses - 1, 2, or 3 loops of this Half Marathon length course. The half marathon has 960 ft of elevation gain/loss, the marathon has 1920 ft of elevation gain/loss, and the 40 mile has 2880 ft of elevation gain/loss.

 

Course Markings

It is each participant's responsibility to watch carefully for course markings. We will be using a combination of

  • bright pink contractor tape flagging
  • bright pink stake flags
  • arrow signs (left, right, straight)

You may also see CAUTION tape quarantining off a place to NOT go.

Confidence flagging: For trail sections where there's no possible logical offshoot of a trail that you could take other than the one you are on, you may go as far as a half mile without flagging.

If you ever get to a spot where you are completely unsure of where you are, backtrack on the path you took until you get to course markers. If you become utterly and completely lost, never ever go off trail. Sit down where you are and wait until someone gets to you.

 

Cutoffs

See here on the Race Details page...

You'll want to be sure to keep moo-ving forward.

 

Aid Stations

See here on the Race Details page...

 

All items on this page subject to potential significant change.

 

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