100 mile, 100 mile relay (5 person), 50m, 26.2 and 13.1 half marathon

dec 9-10th



2016 Caroline Boller 50 Mile Trail Record 5:48:01

2016 Maggie Guterl 3rd Fastest 100 Mile Run in the US 14:47:02


The Brazos Bend course is the fastest trail in texas trail running. The course is 99.9% flat with only one place where the hill is 10 feet. Other than that you will be running on flat surface that moves from hard crushed rock, soft trail under canopy and easy horse trails as well. The 50 mile will top out at 300 feet of gain TOTAL and the 100 miler will have 600 feet of gain total.

The Start/Finish will be at the Elm Lake Pavilion. 

100mi : 6:00am start -5x20mi loops
50m : 7:00am start - 3×16.74mi loops
26.2m : 7:30am start - 2x13.73mi loop
13.1m : 8:00am start - 13.73mi loop
ALL : 12:00pm end - Cutoff All Races


Thursday Dec 7th
10am-7pm Packet Pickup Luke's Locker in Houston on West Gray

Friday Dec 8th
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion

3:00pm-7:00pm Drop Bag Dropoff BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion

4:00pm-5:00pm Trail Brief BB State Park Elm Lake Pavilion

Saturday Dec 9th

Gate will open at the Park at 3am you can pay on the way out.

Shuttle buses will be running from 6a-Noon for runners at the nature center. We will use hale lake if needed as the backup. 

4:30am-8:30am Packet Pickup BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion

3a-5:30a Drop Bag Dropoff BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion
6:00am Start 100 Miler and 100 miler relay
7:00am Start 50 Miler
7:30am Start 26.2 Marathon
8:00am Start Half Marathon

Sunday Dec 10th
7:00 am 4th loop CUT OFF
12 noon Final Cutoff – 30hrs BB State Park Elm Lake Pavillion
1:30PM Drop Bags Returned BB State Park : Finish Area



We will have a cargo van that will run from the Nature Center to the Start/Finish line which is about .3 miles away. For the most part people walk but if you have heavy stuff or leg hurt (haha) we will be more than happy to run you around. There will be a SHUTTLE sign on the van, at the pickup and the drop off.


The cutoff for the event is 12pm at the Elm Lake Pavillion for ALL distances. 




All Aid Stations will HAVE

Drinks-Gatorade, Water and Hammer Heed (sponsor)

Ice Ice Baby

Pies-Pumpkin and Pecan depending on aid stations. Get some!

Red Bull at all aid stations and pre/post race (sponsor)

Sodas-Coke, Ginger ale and maybe some orange as well.

Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes

Sweet- Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

Salty-Pringles, Trail Mix, PB&J

PB&js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit ie bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits.

Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)

Medical including bandages, vasoline, band aids and other medical needs. ( NO NSAIDS ie ibuprofen) 

Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor)

PM Foods- Quesadillas, Soups, Ramen, Potatoes and fun concoctions. 

We will have everything you need at our aid stations and we usually throw in something to make it fun.

We have done sheet cake, pies, special candies, pineapple etc… You never know what the surprise will be!


We do our best to limit the footprint we leave at races and on the trails. With that being said we DO NOT have cups at all the aid stations for water. We encourage all of our runners to use reusable cups, bottles and hydration packs to carry water in. 


You can have a drop bag at all of the aid stations for the 50 mile and 100 mile distances. 

There will be drop bag locations marked at the pavilion starting Friday night. We will take them out to the course at 5:30am Saturday morning. 

We will return the drop bags at 1-2pm Sunday Morning as we break down the aid stations.


50m pacers may have a pacer for loop 3 and 100 milers may have a pacer for loops 4th and 5th. Pacers may join you at any time on any loop but you may only have 1 PACER at a time. 

Crew is allowed at any locations. All of them you will need to walk to our mountain bike to. 




There is primitive camping ie tent for $ 12 a night and it is NON-RESERVABLE through the Park. The park has plenty of space to accommodate the runners and families.

Here is the link to the specifics of the campsites.


Shop for gifts at the headquarters gift shop, the Nature Center, and the George Observatory.




The park is approximately a one-hour drive from downtown Houston. Take Highway 59 South to the Crabb River Road exit. You may also take State Highway 288 south to FM 1462 West. Follow FM 1462 to FM 762 North. If traveling from south of the park, follow State Highway 288 North to the FM 1462 exit or take State Highway 36 to FM 1462 East. All routes are marked with brown signs to guide you.

The Park HQ is located at: 
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N:  29° 22' 15.16"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W:  95° 37' 54.58"


The closest airport to this race would be William P Hobby Airport


100mi-50 mi-100mrelay-26.2-13.1
Male & Female

Overall 100Mi &50 Top 3 Top 2 Masters (50+)
Team Relay Top 3
Overall 26.2 & 13.1 Top 3 Top 2 Masters (50+)

Finisher Awards
Buckles all 100 mi Finishers (3)22-30 hr16-22 hrSUB 16 Hour Buckle
Medal all 50 mi Finishers
Medal all 100mi Relay Finishers
Medal 26.2 mi Finsihers
Medal 13.1 mi Finsihers

All 100 mile runners will receive outerwear for their race swag unless the want a shirt. 

Texas Two-Step Award for those who complete the Brazos Bend 50 and Brazos Bend 100 in the same Year!!


$2000 to any male or female who resets the fastest 100mi time on 100% TRAIL in North America.

12:44:33 Ian Sharman

14:22:00 Nicole Studer


#894 WIld Pear Running 12:41:38

#890 Team Camps 16:52:35

#895 Shoeshank Redemption 17:23:16

#891 Gator Jumpers 17:29:05

#892 La Bola 20:17:03


 Brazos Bend Volunteer Organization

Volunteers have been a vital part of Brazos Bend State Park since its opening in 1984. The volunteers organized in 1989, by electing officers and accepting by-laws. We operate as an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The Brazos Bend volunteers have been recognized for the highest number of volunteer hours, 15,821, for any park in Texas. The volunteers have demonstrated teamwork and quality of hours in support of Brazos Bend State Park.

We are a diverse group of individuals with a common interest in nature and the environment.  Our purpose is to assist and educate the visitors of Brazos Bend State Park through information and interpretive programs and to assist in the care and conservation of this 5,000-acre park.


So here to win the infamous boot mug you have to complete the Brazos bend 50 miler and the Brazos Bend 100 miler in the same calendar year. So 50 milers in April and 100 Miler in December.



We are excited to have Myke Hermsmeyer BACK to shoot some amazing pictures for the Brazos Bend 100. Check out his work at



With any race comes a small army that works behind the scenes to make it all happen. We think volunteers are the MOST important part of any race and we do our best to provide them with the best as well. If you have never been on the other side of the table than give it a shot.

Organizing a group to staff an aid station can be a great fundraiser opportunity for your organization. Earn up to $250 for your cause or that money can be used towards travel expenses among the members of your group, use it however you see fit.  

Volunteer Shifts Range from 4-8 hours depending on event.

All of Our volunteers will receive:

Free park entry, an area to camp,  race merchandise, and a provided meal on race day.

In Addition to this:

*If you volunteer for (1) Shift at any race you will get 50% off registration for any of our event in the future.

** If you volunteer for (2) Shifts at one race you will receive A FREE 100% Comped Entry Into any one of races in the future.

*** We will also have some shifts for our 100k and 100 mile races that we will give 100% comped entries for as well.

If you would like to volunteer please emails us at and we will send you a schedule of shifts that can be worked as well as description of the jobs and what they entail.

We will be providing VOLUNTEER TRAINING in the process as well once you have been selected for the shifts as well.