2019 USA HEROES TRIBUTE

    Night Trail Run 25K/10K 

                 22K RUCK HIKE

Saturday, May 25th

Resaca de la Palma State Park

Brownsville, Texas 

PACKET PICK-UP

SATURDAY: Resaca de la Palma 

MAY 25,2019

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

 

4:00 P.M.  - 7:00 P.M  Late Packet Pick-Up 

 

7:00 P.M. -  22K Ruck Hike 

7:30 P.M. -  USA Heroes Tribute Night Trail Run 25K  

 

8:15 P.M -   USA Heroes Tribute Night Trail Run 5K  

8:20 P.M. -  USA Heroes Tribute Night Trail Run 10K

 

10:00 P.M. - Overall Awards for 5K/10K/25K  (Tentative)

 

                                                   

25K RACE - 15.5 Miles

This is a challenging  course that utilizes the entire area  of the park. Runners will run a majority of this race in complete darkness on the existing earthen and grass hiking trails of the park.  Runners can expect uneven surfaces, low visibility and several miles between self-serve hydration stations.  Expect high humidity and heat indexes on race day.  Runners NOT completing the 25K distance will receive a DNF. YOU CANNOT BUMP DOWN ONCE YOU START 25K RUN.

We do not recommend this race option for inexperienced runners.  MUST have completed at least a previous half-marathon road or trail distance event.  

 

5K/10K Race

The 10K course runs on entirely on earthen hiking trails and is an excellent challenge for the beginner to intermediate. Headlights recommended for 10K runners.  5K Run will run some earthen trails and tram road inside the park.  Expect high heat indexes and humidity.

22K RUCK HIKE

The 22K Ruck Hike is a challenging 13.67 mile hike on the earthen trails  while carrying a ruck sack (traditionally with 22 pounds). Participants can expect uneven surfaces, high humidity and complete darkness after sundown plus the additional challenge of carrying 22 pounds over the entire distance.  Participants will be provided a chip for tracking purposes only.  No place awards for this distance.  

PARKING 

 

Parking for the event is located within the park boundaries.  Cameron County Sheriff Department will be on site directing traffic.  Please provide adequate time to arrive at the park. 

CUPLESS EVENT

 

 

The race routes will be 100% CUPLESS. NO CUPS will be available on the race course.  ALL runners MUST BRING their own water container (i.e. camelbak, handheld, water belt, etc.).  Hydration stations will be set-up on the course approximately every 2-3 miles.  All Runners are strongly urged to remain hydrated due to the high humidty and high heat index that is expected on the night of the event. All hydration stations are self-serve. 

 

 

FINISHER MEDALS & BUCKLES

 

All runners who complete the 25K will receive a 6-inch finisher buckle. 

All 22K Ruck Hike, 5K  and 10K finishers will receive a custom USA Heroes Tribute Night Trail Run 4-inch finisher buckle. Runners MUST COMPLETE their race to receive a finisher buckle.  Buckles MUST BE COLLECTED at the event. ALL RUNNERS must present their race bib with control tag attached to receive their finisher medal. A medal control tag will be removed from your bib by a race volunteer when you receive your medal.  NO TAG, NO MEDAL. 

 

POST-RACE WATER/FOOD

FREE Bottled water, gatorade, fruit and snacks will be available for finishing runners at the finish area for runners only.          

 

RACE BIB & TIME CHIP

All registered runners will receive a custom event bib.  The 5K, 10K and 25K are timed events.   ALL runners on the course must have their running bib or will be disqualified from the event.   Runners running with a bib NOT ASSIGNED to them will be disqualified from the event and all future USA Heroes Tribute Night Trail Run events.  Each runner must present their bib to collect their finisher medal.   A control tag will be removed by a volunteer when you receive your medal.  

NO TAG, NO MEDAL. 

 

AWARDS

Awards will be awarded to the Top 10 Overall Male and Female in the 10K and 25K races.   Awards will be based on GUN-TIME. 

NO ALCOHOL

NO SMOKING

NO BICYCLES

NO SKATES

NO STROLLERS K/25K/22KRUCK

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