Lone Star 100

100M, 100k, and 100k Relay

Feb 9th-10th 2019

FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK - EL PASO,TEXAS

#TROT #LS100

WELCOME TO the HARDEST, GNARLIEST, and BADDEST RACE IN THE SOUTH. THE ONLY Ex-SKYRUNNING RACE MADE INTO A 100k or 100m IS HERE.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Lone Star 100 is a rugged, unforgiving mountain race located in the Southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains in El Paso, Texas. This is a true Texas mountain race. The races will start at around 5,000' altitude and climb to 7,192'. Most of the trail is low desert with runnable terrain and some easy, technical segments. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of steep climbing and switchbacks.

And be prepared. It might get chilly out there.

The 2019 Version of this race will coincide with 'The Franklins 200M/200K" 

100 Miler

100M will be 3 loops of 33.70 miles with approximately 21,000 feet of gain and descent. The loops will be run the counter clockwise rotation. 

100K

100k will be 2 loops of 31.5 miles with approximately 13,500 feet of gain and descent. The loops will be run the counter clockwise rotation. Relay teams for the 100k are 2 people. 

We did a course preview at Austin Trail Running Company. Check it out! 
https://www.facebook.com/trailracingovertexas/videos/1912175105683780/

Greg Luffey wrote a great write up on the Franklin Mountains Sky Race. This is about 95% of the course. The only difference is we don't go up Aztec Caves.  Instead, we go to Upper Sunset to climb to Mundys. We also don't use the Ridgeline Trail to get to the gap, we use Cottonwood. 
http://gregsrunningadventures.blogspot.com/2016/07/franklin-mountains-50k-2016-course.html


SCHEDULE

Friday February 8th

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Packet Pickup @ Start Line of the race, Tom Mays Unit, Upper Sunset Parking Lot
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Racers Meeting (Not mandatory, but you should go) @ Upper Sunset Parking Lot

Saturday February 9th

4:00 am - 7:00 am Packet Pickup @ Upper Sunset Parking Lot
5:00 am 100 miler Race Start @ Upper Sunset Parking Lot
6:00 am 100k and 100k Relay Race Start @ Upper Sunset Parking Lot

Sunday Feb 10th

5:00 pm Cutoff @ Upper Sunset Parking Lot
 

CUTOFFS

There is a 36 hour cutoff for the 100M and 35 hour cutoff for the 100k.

24 hour cutoff is the HARD cutoff to start your last loop for 100 miler/100k or relays

29 hrs or Sunday 10am HARD cutoff @Mundys (coming down)

31 hrs or 12pm East Aid Station

33 hrs or 2pm West Aid Station

DROP DOWNS AND DISTANCE CHANGES:

Once your race begins that is the distance you must finish to receive a medal for that distance. There is no dropping of distances during the race and you will be listed as a DNF no matter what the reason. 

Distance Changes

  • Go to UltraSignup.
  • Log into your account.
  • Under your name and “Account Info” towards the upper right of the screen select “Registration History”
  • On the "name of this race" , to the right of the date select “Edit”
  • Under “Switch Event?” select distance to change
  • Select “Checkout” to go through the process of paying the additional $ or changing lower.  There will be a small UltraSignup fee if moving up in distance.   During this process you will be dropping from the old distance, so you will need to immediately finish the checkout process to be added back into the the new distance. 

Race Maps and Profiles


AID STATION mileage

100 Miler

Loop 1 - Pavilion 1.4 / Pavilion 5.2 / Upper Sunset 8.9 /Mundys 10.3 / Mundys 14.3 /

East Aid 20.3 / West Aid 26.3 / Pavilion 32.3 / Finish 33.7 mi

All loops are run in the same order for 2018. 

100k

The only difference in the course is that 100k don't do the Shaffer Shuffle.

Loop 1 - 1.4 / 4.2 / 7.9 / 9.3 / 13.3 / 19.3 / 25.3 / 31.3 / 32.7 mi

All loops are run in the same order for 2018. 

WHAT'S ON THE TABLE:

We WILL have a hot food at ALL AID STATIONS (but Mundys).

All aid stations (5) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style goodies.

Drinks - Gatorade, Water, and Hammer Heed (sponsor)

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

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

Electrolytes - Hammer Endurolytes

Sweets - Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

Salty - Pringles, Trail Mix

PB&Js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit (bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits)

Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)

Medical - bandages, vasoline, band aids, etc. ( NO NSAIDS e.g. 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 had sheet cake, pies, watermelon, etc… You never know what the surprise will be!

CUPLESS RACING

We DO NOT have cups at the aid stations for water. We do our best to limit the footprint we leave at races and on the trails, so we will not have any cups for you. We encourage all of our runners to have reusable cups, bottles, and hydration packs to carry water in.


PACERS

100 Mile runners may have a pacer for the 3rd loop ONLY. Runners over age 65+ may have a pacer the entire time.

100k runners may have a pacer for the 2nd and final loop. 

Relay teams cannot have pacers. 

All pacers MUST have signed a waiver and have a pacing bib. You may pick those up on Friday or Saturday at the pavillion. 

CREW ACCESS

Crews are allowed at all aid stations provided you can get there.

There will be access to the west side of the mountain for crewing. There will be designated parking lots for this and you will have to walk 1 mile to each of those aid stations. A mile in and a mile back out. There is no spectating for these areas though. They are only for crewing. 

Pavilion Aid Station is at the most northern part of the park. 

Upper Sunset Aid Station and Pavilion Aid Station are located inside of the park. 

Mundys Gap Aid Station is about a 1.5-2.0 mile hike from the Mundys Gap Trail Head depending on which route you take. You would need to HIKE IN ONLY. 

East Aid Station: Bowen Ranch- Gate is going to be locked and no cars allowed in. If your crew if coming to this aid station please contact RD for gate code and instructions. No access for spectators.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/31%C2%B057'37.8%22N+106%C2%B027'26.9%22W/@31.9605095,-106.4596457,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d31.960505!4d-106.457457

West Aid -> Hwy 85 North to Colonia Vista take a right. Left on Sotol to Canyon Ridge. We will make appropriate places to stop and park depending on conditions. This section is VERY ROUGH and we would not be advised to take cars out here unless you plan on walking from when you turn on the road. From the highway it would be about 3 miles. From where we park our trucks it's about 1 mile in. 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/31%C2%B059'15.3%22N+106%C2%B032'01.5%22W/@31.9875835,-106.535434,601m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d31.98758!4d-106.533758

DROP BAGS

You may have drop bags at the East, West, Pavilion, and Upper Sunset aid stations. Your drop bags can be dropped off Friday night or Saturday by 4:45am. You CANNOT have a bag for Mundys gap aid station. 

We will bring those bags back post race and have them for pickup on Monday at the race site. We will also bring them back to our warehouse post race as well if you want it to be shipped back to you. 


PARKING

There is a $5 fee per person per day for entering in the park. Children under 12 are free. We, TROT, will be collecting the fee from you at packet pickup. You will receive a parking pass.

By purchasing a Texas State Parks Pass you will get free unlimited entry into Texas State Parks and discounts on camping as well.  http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/passes/park-passes#texas-state-parks-pass

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO PARK

From I-10 going West. Take the exit for 375 East/Transmountain Rd. After 3.5 miles on 375/Transmountain Rd the entrance to the park is on the left, Tom Mays Park Access Road.

The Tom Mays Unit is located at: 
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N:  31° 54' 29.40"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W:  106° 31' 31.65"

Maps & Publications for Texas.gov of the park

AIRPORTS

The closest airport to this race would be El Paso International Airport

LODGING

Most hotels in El Paso are between $45-$70. We normally stay at the La Quinta on Remcon. 

The park has amazing primitive camping and is available through the TWPD site below

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains/fees-facilities/campsites


SWAG:

 

 

AWARDS

100 Miler & 100k

Top 3 Men/Women Overall

Top 2 Masters Male/Female 50+

100K Relay Team

Top 3 Teams in 100K

 

Medals

All 100M finishers will receive a belt buckle. The silver is sub 36 hours and the gold is sub 24 hours. 
All 100K finishers will receive a belt buckle.
All 100K runners will receive a relay medal



PICTURES/video

Facebook photo albums:

2018 Facebook Album

Competitiors, Packet Pickup, Saturday, Sunday


BENEFICIARY: 

Team RWB

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

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, give it a shot!

Volunteer Shifts Range from 4-8 hours depending on the 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 events in the future.

** If you volunteer for (2) Shifts at one race you will receive A FREE 100% Comped Entry into any one of our 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 email us at volunteer@trailracingovertexas.com and we will send you a schedule of shifts that can be worked as well as a description of the jobs and what they entail.

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


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