Guidelines for Series Member Race Directors
by Joe Prusaitis
In 2016, we had 26 venues offered to the Texas trail running community. And within those 26 venues, y’all offered up 82 different races, 41 in the spring and 41 in the fall.
In 2017, we had another phenomenal lineup of the best trail races in Texas to the tune of 31 venues with 100 different races: 48 in the spring and 52 in the fall.
In 2018, the lineup was 37 venues with 128 different races: 67 in the spring and 61 in the fall.
In 2019, the lineup so far, is 49 venues with 157 different races: 82 races at 25 venues in the spring and 75 races at 24 venues in the fall. The Spring Season is locked when the first race occurs (Bandera), and the Fall season is locked down at the first race in the Fall (Pedernales Falls). No races can be added to the season after these dates. Listed here is the proposed 2019 season: http://texastrailchampionship.
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 the new races, Spring will now end with the Festival, and all 4 CK races will now sit in the Fall.
The following link is provided just for you to pay.
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. (Joe, 11502 Pradera Dr, Austin 78759)
WORKING with Each Other:
We have a phenomenal thing going on here: A State-wide Trail 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.
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.
Contact Joe Prusaitis if you have any questions.