Welcome to the Brazos Bend KEEP on TRUCKIN' Trail Race Series
Trail running, Charity, Nature and Friendship come together!
A fully marked race course, Brazos Bend State Park Support, Race Timing and Results and an awesome Post-Race Party!
(We ask for a $10 donation at check-in that will go directly to the
Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization!)
NO RACE FEES NO T-SHIRTS, NO AWARDS
Our goal is to raise awareness for Brazos Bend State Park. Donations for the Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization will be accepted on race day.
Join us for an awesome after-party and we welcome you and your family to join us! Bring your coolers and a change of clothes. There are showers at the park!
KEEP on TRUCKIN' Course Description: *New Course* Start and finish is at Elm Lake Pavilion. One approximate 13 mile figure eight loop starting at the Elm Lake Pavilion. The course runs next to Elm Lake, around 40-Acre Lake and heads back towards the starting area. It continues alongside Creekfield lake then out to Yellowstone Landing and heads back to the start for 6 miles. The 50k course will add an additional 2.85 mile loop to the 13 mile course. The new course will take you through recently added trails. The course is well marked, with orange flags, signs and a few cones to help preserve the natural beauty of the park itself. However, just like our previous trail races there are NO mileage markers on the course.
GATOR RUN Course Description: Race start and finish will be at Elm Lake Pavillion. You will run to Horseshoe Lake and out some of Big Creek loop then back to Elm Lake. Next, the course heads to Spillway Trail, around 40-acre Lake then back to Elm Lake Pavillion. The 2-Person Relay will handoff here and the Half Marathoners will pass for a second loop. Map
There will be unstaffed aid/hydration stations on the course which will provide water and Gatorade... but NO cups! You must bring your own hydration carrier to be able to race. The course is WELL marked with signs and arrows and there is Brazos Bend State Park support on the course.
Restrooms: See map.
Security: Brazos Bend State Park has 2 police officers, 4-6 park staff and volunteers working in the park during the race. If you have any questions please call Brazos Bend State Park at (979) 553-5102.
Special Needs Bags: You are welcome to leave your bags at the Party Pavilion next to the starting line.
Parking: Please arrive early to allow plenty of time to park and get to the starting line. See map for parking.
Post Race Party: There will be light food and drinks available after your race. We welcome you to bring your own cooler with refreshments, your own special food and stay and enjoy the party! We will have drawings and music!
Time Limit: 8 hours for all events. You are responsible for yourself during this event. There will be no official volunteers on the course but Brazos Bend personnel are available in the park.
Directions: The park is approximately a one-hour drive from downtown Houston. Take Highway 59 South to the Crab River Road exit. You may also take State Highway 288 south to FM 1462 West. Follow FM 1462 to FM 762 North. From the south 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 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. From the south 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.
Facilities: Facilities include restrooms with showers; campsites with water and electricity; screened shelters; primitive equestrian campsites; a trailer dump station; a dining hall (capacity 150), with ceiling fans, ac/heat, kitchen facilities, a barbecue pit, tables and chairs, and a restroom; approximately 35 miles of hiking/biking trails, including 8 miles of equestrian trails and a .5-mile nature/interpretive trail. For day-use visitors, there are 3 separate picnic areas with picnic sites. Two picnic areas have a group picnic pavilion (capacity 75 each): Elm Lake and Hale Lake pavilions, have electricity and water outlets, a barbecue pit, and picnic tables.
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.
For more information please call Bonnie J. Ney 832-434-1156 or Matt J. Ney 832-474-1663