July 7, 2018

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas
Race Start: 7:00 p.m. **night run**

Choose from a 5k, 15k or 13.1 mile trail run where the dinosaurs roamed! Long ago, dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean. Today, you can run in their tracks at night, but don’t let them catch you.

Bring a headlamp or flashlight, because you will be running after sunset following a course of reflective arrows to help find your way! The trails can be rocky and technical in spots, so bring your sense of adventure.

This race is part of the XTERRA Trail Running Series—some of the most recognizable, enjoyable, sometimes-rooted, sometimes-rocky, sometimes-sandy, tree-ducking, creek-crossing, hill-climbing, dirt-on-your-shirt, sweat-in-your-eye trail runs on the planet.

Register for the XTERRA Jurassic Trail Runs

 

Recognition of Your Awesomeness

Podium Categories

  • Overall: Male & Female for each distance
  • Overall: Male & Female Masters (40+) for Half Marathon only
  • Physically Challenged Open Male/Female – 1 deep
  • Age Groups: – 3 Deep
  • Finisher Medal to all finishers

*Age-group awards are based on racing age on August 31, 2018 per XTERRA rules.
Males: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Females: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

XTERRA Trail Run Series Point Standings

Pricing

5k

$47 until 11:59 p.m. (CST) June 16
$57 until 11:59 p.m. (CST) July 6
$67 On-site Registration 5:30–6:30 p.m.

15k

$67 until 11:59 p.m. (CST) June 16
$77 until 11:59 p.m. (CST) July 6
$87 On-site Registration 5:30–6:30 p.m.

13.1mile Half Marathon:

$87 until 11:59 p.m. (CST) June 16
$97 until 11:59 p.m. (CST) July 6
$107 On-site Registration 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Athletes <18 years old get $10 off the above pricing.

Price includes State Park entrance fee

Camping
Camping is extra and you can register for a site through our registration page. We have reserved a limited amount of campsites for Friday and Saturday night, with water/electric that are $25 per site, per night. These sites are first come/first serve as you arrive on the day of your reservation. Camping is non-refundable and always sells out.

Register for the XTERRA Jurassic Trail Runs

 

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, July 7

Arriving at Dinosaur Valley State Park
Your race registration includes the park entrance fee, but you still need to stop at the park entrance to let the rangers know you are here to race. They will give you a sticker for your window.

Parking
Primary parking is located near Track Site 2 as well as to the north of the Amphitheater. We will have signs up to help direct you to the parking for the race that is closest to the amphitheater. There is no parking at amphitheater, as we use that area for emergency vehicles, and the race flows in and out of that lot.

Check-in or On-site Registration 
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration table will be at Amphitheater.

Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting
6:45 p.m.

Race Start
7:00 p.m.

Awards
5k – ~8 p.m.
15k – ~9 p.m.
13.1m – ~10:15 p.m.


Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park is by far one of the most family friendly venues in Texas.

Camping is extra and you can register for a site through our registration page. We have reserved a limited amount of campsites for Friday and Saturday night, with water/electric that are $25 per site, per night. These sites are first come/first serve as you arrive on the day of your reservation. Camping is non-refundable and always sells out.

Dinosaur Valley State Park is a public trail and will NOT be closed just for this event so please be courteous of your fellow outdoor enthusiasts.


Course

These are night runs! You must You must have a headlamp or flashlight and a backup light is strongly recommended. The course will be marked with reflective arrows that will be easy to follow at night with your headlamps turned on. 5k runners can opt to run with or without a light. Most 5k runners should finish before dark. If your pace is slower than a 30 minute mile, you need to carry a light. Sunset is at 8:41pm this year.

AID STATIONS
Our aid stations are stocked with Gatorade and water. We have gone green and aid stations will not be stocked with cups. Please carry your own hydration pack to refill at the aid stations. We’ve heard other races fill packs for you, ice you down, shove Pringles in your mouth—we think that’s very nice of them, but we come from the land of grit. The land of self-sufficiency. This is your race, be prepared to take care of yourself.

The run courses we choose are subject to change and depend on the water flow and rain in July.

5k Trail Run
The 5k loop runs from the amphitheater down to cross the river at a slippery, low water crossing (yes you will get your feet wet early on), then makes a rocky ascent to a scenic overlook before heading back down, then along the river to a 2nd river crossing where you will head back on a trail behind the campgrounds. Some years we cross the river by hopping from rock to rock at Dino Track #2. Anyway you cut it, the climb to the scenic overlook and back down are steep and rocky. You will cross the river twice (once at the start and once at the end of the loop).
Aid Station at Park Road 5 (1.7 miles into course)

15k Trail Run
The 15k loop runs from the amphitheater down to cross the river at a slippery, low water crossing (yes you will get your feet wet early on), then heads out on a rocky trail that will take you around much of Dinosaur Valley State Park’s outer loop trail. This is a challenging course but plenty of fun.
Aid Stations (4) Every 2-2.5 miles beginning at mile 2.7

13.1mile Trail Run (Half Marathon)
The 13.1 mile (half marathon) will complete a 15k loop first, followed by a 5k loop. We may add a small section to get the appropriate mileage, but remember, for every uphill there is a down! Please carry a backup light source in case your primary burns out over the course of the race. You will get to come through transition after the first loop and can put your own special sag bag food/supplies on a table at the turnaround (before the race) if you desire, so that you can access it before heading back out on lap 2. We will also have water/Gatorade available at this table.
Aid Stations (6) Every 2-2.5 miles beginning at mile 2.7

NO LITTERING THE COURSE. KEEP THE PARK BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT.


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*Right to Cancel or Reschedule – Terra Firma Racing LLC reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time that day or alternate date within the year (if available). In the event of a CANCELLATION with no ability to reschedule, there will be NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEES.  Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry paid.