Guidelines for TTCS Series Member
The Texas Trail Championship Series was created in 2013, initially with just the Tejas Trails races (these are all trail races). Since then, we have grown, adding races every year. The races included are either TRAIL or ULTRA, which needs some defining. Our desire is to keep it all off-road, which opens up a lot of possibilities. The only races we allow that are primarily on track or road are distance beyond the marathon distance. And we are particular to which races we include as well. We’d like to think these races are organized, insured, and pass the basic concept of a well-run race. So, if you have any questions, contact Joe Prusaitis.
Our Current Calendar Lineup of Races:
Race Director Fees:
You will need to register once per venue. ($50 per) i.e.: Once for Bandera. Once for Hells Hills. Once for Pandora. Because, some of you cant or don’t wish to pay for all your venues at the same time, you can select the venues you wish to pay for, but please pay before your race date.
Those of you that have more than a few races can send me check if you wish. Mail to: (Joe, 11502 Pradera Dr, Austin 78759), but make the check out to EDS (Event Data Solutions).
And there is one other fee you are responsible for. The winners of each age category each season are eligible for a 50% discount into your race, the season after they have won. So, a 2018 Fall season winner can get a 50% discount at any member race in the Spring of 2019. At the end of the season, I will send you a list of the winners. There were 19 winners from 2018 Fall. If you see more than a few of these winners at your race, it is rare.
About Race Conflicts:
We do everything we can, as do all the race directors on this list, to avoid conflicts. But, sometimes these just cant be avoided. But, as long as we continue to work together, we will find the best possible solution for every conflict as it arises. After all, it does nobody any good to have conflicting venues on the same weekend. Everybody loses. Please understand that I actively work with each of you to avoid conflicts. Best way to avoid these is to post race dates as soon as possible, or you will be left with taking what is left, or finally bumping heads with another race venue over race dates.
WORKING with Each Other:
We have a phenomenal thing going on here: A state-wide TRAIL/ULTRA point series. We draw in a lion’s share of trail runners to these races. Besides all the other great reasons, people are now also going to your race to collect points. Maybe you are seeing runners you might not have seen before. And it’s only getting better… and BIGGER! It would do us all well to support each other By Posting a link to this website and the logo, if for no other reason that to link to the calendar. If we all link to the calendar, then all the races should see more runners eyes looking at your race… because they will see ALL of them. So, please post this link, and talk up this series. Because you have to know, OUR trail running Community is Growing.
Balancing SPRING & FALL Seasons:
We do our best to balance the calendar with an equal amount of races between SPRING & FALL, but of course, this is never perfect. The new Spring Series recognition ceremony is now at Pedernales Falls. while the Fall Series ceremony remains where it has always been at Bandera. The midseason break has typically been to split the Capt’n Karl’s races, but because of all the new races, SPRING will now end with the Festival, while all four of the Capt’n Karl’s races will now sit in the FALL.
TTCS History by the numbers:
For the year of 2019: (50 venues & 176 races: 55 ultra & 121 trail) split between Spring (25 venues & 86 races: 29 ultra & 57 trail) and Fall (25 venues & 75 races: 26 ultra & 64 trail). The Spring Season was locked at the first race (Bandera), but the Fall season will be locked down at the first race in the Fall (Pedernales Falls). No more races can be added to the spring, but the fall season is still open until Pedernales Falls.
For the year of 2018: (37 venues & 127 races: 45 ultra & 82 trail) split between Spring (19 venues & 66 races: 22 ultra & 44 trail) and Fall (18 venues & 61 races: 23 ultra & 38 trail).
For the year of 2017: (31 venues & 100 races: 38 ultra & 62 trail) split between Spring (16 venues & 51 races: 18 ultra & 33 trail) and Fall (15 venues & 49 races: 20 ultra & 29 trail).
For the year of 2016: (26 venues & 82 races: 36 ultra & 46 trail) split between Spring (13 venues & 41 races: 16 ultra & 25 trail) and Fall (13 venues & 41 races: 20 ultra & 21 trail).
For the year of 2015: (28 venues & 81 races: 35 ultra & 46 trail).
For the year of 2014: (28 venues & 82 races: 35 ultra & 47 trail).
For the year of 2013: (12 venues & 34 races: 18 ultra & 18 trail).