The San Felipe Shootout is a new exciting race with a very unique twist on racing. The race will consist of 3 separate races with the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. The SHOOTOUT (the triple) is going to be very unique in that those who participate will run the 5K, the 10K and the Half Marathon with a cumulative time deciding on the who the Shootout Champions are.
Experience the Nature of Texas’ first colony… nestled on the banks of the Brazos River, the park provides the opportunity to get up close to nature. Located 30 minutes from the outskirts of Houston, this quiet and peaceful park is a nice escape from busy city life. The San Felipe Shootout trails are primarily single track trails that are on soft ground, pine needles or soft clay. There is little to no elevation gain with only a few small rollers along the course. The start/finish is at the amphitheatre.
5k will be 1 loop of 3.1
10k will be 2 loops of 3.1
13.1 will be 3 loops of 4.4
All aid stations (2) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.
– Drinks: Water and TAILWIND
– Sodas: Coke and Ginger Ale
– Electrolytes: Hammer Endurolytes
– Gels: Hammer Gels
– Sweet: Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella, Chips and Pickles
– Salty: Pringles, Trail Mix, PB&J
– Fruit: bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits
Medical including TRAIL TOES, bandages, vasoline, band aids and other medical needs. (NO NSAIDS, e.g. ibuprofen)
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.
Come out for the day and enjoy 6 miles of hiking and biking trails, a picnic area, geocaching, or spend the night, with a wide variety of campsites, including pull-through 30 amp full hook-up RV sites, and tent campsites. There is also a group campsite for up to 60 people, screened shelters, and a rustic ADA accessible Mini-cabin with a cedar interior. The park also offers a Group Lodge/Barracks that will sleep up to 26 people, a Screened Dining Hall with an outdoor tent camping area, and a day-use Recreation Hall.
Fun format, kind of boring course
San Felipe Shootout is a unique challenge if you run all three races. I love all of the TROT races I've run because of the amazing people (volunteers, organizers, and … MORE
San Felipe Shootout is a unique challenge if you run all three races. I love all of the TROT races I’ve run because of the amazing people (volunteers, organizers, and runners), but this course is pretty boring. If you run all three races, you end up with 7 (nearly identical) laps.
If you are planning to run a longer race at Brazos 50, this is a great warmup race.
Overall, trail running is always a great way to spend a Saturday and this race is super convenient to Houston…but the course is boring enough that I probably won’t run it again.