Here is your chance participate in a trail run and still adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The Amerind Museum presents the 7th Annual Texas Canyon Trail Run. Here’s your chance to intimately experience this awe inspiring region that is normally closed to the public. Run or walk the scenic 5K or 10K courses in beautiful Texas Canyon. Participation in the event enables Amerind to further its mission of fostering and promoting knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, conservation, and community engagement.
No congregating of any type will be permitted either before, during, or after the event. No spectators at the start, finish or on the course. Runners only!
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the need to adhere to CDC and local government guidelines to maintain social distancing, we will use a time trial start format to spread out runners on the course. You will be able to choose your start time during registration. Once a time slot is filled, it's filled. No exceptions. We will allow one person to the start line at a time.*
*One registered parent will be permitted to start with a child. This is the only exception to the one runner start.
Start Time Slots
When registering, participants will be asked to select a 10 minute starting time slot. Participants may begin their race anytime during the selected time slot. There is a limit of 10 starting positions available for each starting time slot and they are available on a first come, first serve basis. Limited to 210 runners per day (Saturday and Sunday). In order to maintain safe distancing on the race course, participants must start during their selected starting time slot. If a particular starting time is not available it means it has reached the maximum number of participants for that time slot. Please do not ask us to make any exceptions, because we will not. The race course will remain open until 11:30AM.
The race starts at 7:00 a.m. Waves will go off every 10 minutes. (i.e 7:00, 7:10, and so on). You will be sent off one runner at a time at 10 second intervals in waves of 10 runners. There will be an 8 and half minute break between the waves to allow the next set of 10 runners to line up. Register early if you want to start up front.
The Race Course
The race will be held entirely within Texas Canyon on the Amerind Foundation property. We believe you will experience trail running at its best on a course that takes you on two 10-mile loops through spectacular Texas Canyon, an area that will only be open to the public on race day. Please remember no dogs and no headsets, in compliance with our insurance requirements---- you will really want to be “in the moment” anyway.
Aid Stations - BYOB
This is a BYOB event- bring your own bottle of hydration. You must be 100% self-sufficient. There will be no aid stations on the course.
THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE 6:00 AM RACE MORNING.
Packet pick-up is on race day starting at 6:00 a.m. It will be a drive-up pick up. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your wave start time to allow time to pick up your packet, park, and pin your bib number to your shirt. We ask that you remain at your vehicle until 10 minutes before your official wave time.
RACE DAY REQUIREMENTS
ALL participants must adhere to the following requirements:
You must be 100% self-sufficient. There are no water stops, refreshments, or medical assistance at the race.
You must follow all CDC safe distancing guidelines.
You must be in good health and symptom free from any illness for at least 2 weeks prior to the event.
Your bib number with timing chip must be pinned to the front of your shirt and must not be obstructed or covered up in any way.
When its your time to approach the start line, you will be REQUIRED to IMMEDIATELY begin your race when you have reached the start line. Participants will not be allowed to congregate or conduct any race preparation (warm-ups, stretching, adjusting or changing apparel, etc.) in the starting area. APPROACH THE STARTING LINE READY TO RUN.
Participants must follow all instructions of the course marshals. Failure to adhere to course marshal instructions will result in an immediate disqualification
After You Finish
After completing your trail run and crossing the finish line, you must continue moving towards the exit of the finish area. Participants will be required to leave the finish line area and proceed immediately to their vehicle as soon as they complete their race. No congregating of any type will be permitted either before, during, or after the event.
Results and Awards
All results will be streamed live on On Your Left Timing's Results Page. During registration, you can also sign up for results text messaging.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing requirements, and the race being conducted over w days, there will be no official awards ceremony. All awards will be mailed.
Please keep in mind that your cooperation and adherence to all safe distancing practices is the key to us, and other races, being able to offer competitive events like this in the foreseeable future.
Failure to adhere to any of the stated race requirements will result in the immediate disqualification of the participant.