Habanero Hundred

100M, 100K, 50k, 100M (5 person relay), AND 100k (5 person relay)

Aug 19th-20th 2017

Buescher State park

Start time: HIGH NOON

30 hour cutoff

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WARNING: THIS RACE STARTS AT NOON
Pre-Race Heat Training Advice, Tips, and Medical Plan

We DO take full responsibility to make sure that all of your are safe running this race like any other race that we put on. We have a full medical plan that the USATF has accepted as well as the state of Texas in case of emergencies. We will also have medics on staff for the entire 30 hour event. 

Weigh ins for all 100m/100k runners will be done pre-race and during the event as well. The weigh ins are designed to help the runner/staff monitor your fluid levels and condition. You may choose to opt out, but you must then sign a separate waiver.

All aid stations, day and night, will have water, electrolytes, salt tabs, ICE, ice buckets, shade, and the normal buffet of food that we always have including hot and cold foods. In addition to what we provide, you may bring drop bags to be placed at aid stations.

The course is small on purpose so that you are never more than 3.0 miles away from aid. This means if you are walking, you are just an hour from aid. This allows you to ice up at each aid station and keep as cool as possible. We picked this park because it also has some decent cover so that you aren't always super exposed to the sun. The reason we use an out and back is so that you see people and will be able to encourage each other as the loops pile up. We picked a park that had showers within 25 feet of the start so that you can fully cool off if you want to. And while starting at noon seems really mean, it is meant to get you in the sun while you are fresh. We don't want you to have spent all day in the sun and be zombie walking at night. You should be looking forward to really running hard when the sun is setting. I have searched for a park for the past year and a half that would fit the bill to make this race safe enough to put on.

We have some AMAZING ultrarunning volunteers that will be at the aid stations. Guys and Gals that have run tons of ultras, 100 miler races, and beyond. They want to help you. And these amazing volunteers might just be your best friend when the race is over.

So you as a runner will have everything at your fingertips to help you get to the finish line. When you sign up for a race (ANY race) you should know your limitations and the risks that are involved in a race. The Habanero Hundred is quite different in a few ways and I want to give you some advice to think about. 

1. A buff, a bandana, and arm sleeves can all help you stay as cool as you can. A buff dipped in water will help to keep the blood cool around your neck. You can put ice into a bandana and wrap it around your neck or head. Arm sleeves can also be stuffed with ice to keep the blood vessels in your wrists cool as well.

2. Cotton shirts will help to keep moisture against your skin instead of away from it. While most people think cotton is the devil because it chafes, it can help to keep moisture against the skin while you're in the sun. Your sweat will actually help to cool you. As the sun sets maybe toss on a tech shirt and change back to cotton when you start to get hot again.

3. Run within your limits. Most of you are out there heat training all the time like me and realize that hot weather makes your heart rate go up. You need to be smart while its HOT and not be in the red when it doesn't help you. Remember 100m/100k runners, the time to attack the course is from 6p-6a when you are out of the sunlight.

4. Electrolytes. Taking salt, salt pills, or salted items is going to be key when you run in the sun. Make sure that you are comfortable with salt water before race day. We will have hammer endurolytes, the Hammer Fizz packets, table salt, and salted items to snack on as well. 


Check out a few links below on heat training and how to stay cool.

http://www.trailracingovertexas.com/blog/2016/4/21/hard-earned-heat-training-tips

http://www.ultrarunning.com/features/running-rhabdomyolosis-and-renal-failure-whos-at-risk/

http://www.irunfar.com/2013/08/how-the-western-was-won.html

 

OVERVIEW

We are excited to be bringing a new 100M/100k/50k to the Texas Summer Schedule. This race is designed to put you in an extreme situation both physically and mentally but with many comforts that you don't normally get with a big loop 100. The relay will also allow you to run with a team, friends, and family to complete this monumental task. 

The Habanero Hundred is set up to start at Noon, and the 30 hour cutoff will end at 6pm on Sunday.  All runners will have their choice of swag for the event via ultrasignup, the race will be chip timed, we will have free pictures for all runners, and there will be belt buckles for 100k/100m runners. And the 50k and relay teams will all get medals for their efforts.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

We are awaiting the final miles for the loop in the past. Will be between 5-7 miles depending on what has opened up and we can use. We should have info in the next 2-3 weeks. 

100 mile:

100 mile runners will run 

100K:

100k runners will complete 

50k:

50k runners will complete 

Relay Teams:

Relay teams can be up to 5 people running, but can be run with 2-5 runners as a team as well. A relay runner MUST complete the full loop back to the start/finish. If a runner on a relay team starts the loop and is unable to continue the team with be DNF. The only place that an exchange can be made is at the Start/FInish. 


SCHEDULE:

Friday August 20th

Packet Pickup 3pm-7pm Start/Finish Line 

Race Meeting 4-5 pm at Start/Finish Line 

Sat August 19th

Packet Pickup 10am-Noon 

12pm RACE START for everyone

Sun August 20th

Race Ends at 6pm

 


CUTOFFS:

The cutoff  is 6pm for ALL  distances.

We will NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO START ANOTHER LOOP AFTER 4:30PM on Sunday.


AID STATIONS:

There will be 3 aid stations. 

Start/Finish area of each loop.

Halfway Aid Station which is 3.0 miles on the loop

Un Manned Aid station with water&ice at halfway

WHAT'S ON THE TABLE

All aid stations (2) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.

We will also have HOT/COLD foods all day LIKE: potatoes, popsicles, grilled cheese, quesadillas and soups. Some of the options will be vegetarian as well. 

( If you have specific requirements and dietary needs please feel free to bring your items and have them at the drop bag areas)

Drinks-Gatorade, Water, Hammer Heed (thanks to our sponsor) and Instant Coffee. 

RED BULL will be available at both aid stations for the entire 30 hours (Thanks to our partner)

Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes

Gels-Hammer Gels

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 (thanks to our sponsor)

Rhythm Superfoods (thanks to our sponsor)

Medical including bandages, vaseline, band aids and TRAIL TOES (thanks to our sponsor)

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!

CUPLESS RACING

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. We offer custom logo'd gear in the store for reusable cups and also bottles check it out HERE


PARKING:

 


PACERS/CREW:

Crew is allowed at both aid stations. For the halfway aid stations crew will need to walk or mountain bike. There will be no cars allowed to travel while the race is being held up and down the road. 

100m/100k Pacing is allowed. You may only have 1 Pacer at a time while you are running. Each pacer must sign a waiver and wear a blue pacing bib.

100m runners may have a pacer once they have completed 8 loops of the course. 

100k runners may have a pacer after they have completed 5 loops of the course. 


DROP BAGS:

All races and distances can have drop bags at both the start/finish area and also the mid way aid station. We will take those drop bags out to the midway station at 11:00am before the race starts. 


LODGING:

You will receive free tent/camping with the $10 entry into the park for the weekend. 

Below is a link to the surrounding hotels and accomodations.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/78933+hotels/@29.8701141,-96.2674131,11.75z


AWARDS:

 

Finisher Awards

Buckles for all 100 mi Finishers

Buckles for all 100 km Finishers

Medals for all 50k finishers. 

 

If you are signed up for the 100 mile race and you DNF the race with MORE than 10 loops completed you will receive a 100k Buckle if you choose to accept it.

(you will be listed as a DNF in ultrasignup)

 

Winners Awards

100M/100K/50k Individual

Top 3 Male/Female

Top 2 Masters 50+ Male/Female

100M/100K Relay Teams

Top 3 Each Distance


MAPS:


RESULTS

2016

100mile/100k/50k Below

 

2016 100 Mile Relay

Bib 189 15:22

Bib 190 17:29

Bib 191 19:20

Bib 193 19:42

Bib 192 20:33

Bib 195 24:17

 

2016 100k Relay

Bib 200 9:25

Bib 197 10:36

Bib 198 13:30

Bib 202 13:43

Bib 196 14:39

Bib 201 15:04

Bib 199 16:16

Photos:


VOLUNTEERING:

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 volunteer@trailracingovertexas.com 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.


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