Arcadia Bay

**Special Registration Notes for 6 Hour 3-Person Relay Teams
**If you are registering someone 18 years old or younger OR 70+ please contact me before registering.


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12/9/16 IMPORTANT:

I am sorry to announce all EBA races have been cancelled for 2017. Full refunds have been issued for any registered runners.

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The Arcadia Bay Trail Run takes place on the 2.11 mile pine needle covered trail around the beautiful spring-fed lake located in the heart of Tyler State Park in Tyler, Texas.  You will experience peaceful lake views while playing within the east Texas pineywoods.

This unique format provides an elevated community vibe where runners of all ages and speeds will share “g’shob” throughout your race. It’s cool!

Run as many loops as you want within 2, 4, or 6 hours. Or create a 3-person relay team in the 6 hour scamper.

How many loops you run is up to you!

*Arcadia Bay is part of the motivating and fun 2017 EBA High-5 Challenge Series. (You can run any EBA race without being involved with this series.)

*Arcadia Bay is part of the 2017 Texas Trail Running Championship Series. Ultra and sub-Ultra divisions. Fun and friendly. Club awards. Learn more here. (You can run any EBA race without being involved with this series.)


RACE INFORMATION

DATE: Saturday January 28, 2017

DISTANCE: Run as far as you want in a high-energy and supportive community setting for 2, 4, or 6 hours.

OR

3-person Team Relay (6 hour only) – Get together a team of 3 friends (any gender). Run one loop. Hand off the timing chip. Chillax until the rest of your team has each ran a loop. Repeat. (*The relay race category is not eligible for Texas Trail Running Championship Series points.)

LOCATION: Tyler, Texas (Tyler State Park)

Tyler State Park located 90 miles East of Dallas off Interstate-20, just north of downtown Tyler, Texas.

Google Map Link

STARTING TIME: 6hr/4hr – 7:30AM , 2hr – 7:40AM,  Free Trail Tikes Fun Run (12 and under) – TBD

PACKET PICK-UP / CHECK-IN: Race morning! We will be excitedly waiting. 🙂

TIME LIMIT: You must start your last loop before your time cut-off.

Examples (Signed up for 2 hour race):

  • Finished loop with 1:58:00 on the race clock. You can enjoy one more loop and add on a couple more miles to your total adventure.
  • Finished loop with 2:05:00 on the race clock. That last loop counts towards your total miles but you can’t go out for another loop.

REGISTER:  All-Inclusive Pricing. What’s included. The event will have a 300 runner limit. (*FYI – Online registration closes on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.)

**If you are registering someone 18 years old or younger OR 70+ please contact me before registering.

**Special Registration Notes for 6 Hour 3-Person Relay Teams **

*Must register by Sunday, January 1 to be guaranteed an event shirt. We need to get them ordered, screened, received, and sorted. Thx!

*Arcadia Bay is part of the motivating and fun EBA High-5 Challenge Series. (You can run any EBA race without being involved with this series.)

*Arcadia Bay is part of the 2017 Texas Trail Running Championship Series. Ultra and sub-Ultra divisions. Fun and friendly. Club awards. Learn more here. (You can run any EBA race without being involved with this series.)

It’s an honor to share the day with you and super excited to support your adventure!

After registering:

ACCOMMODATIONSA variety of campsites can be found at Tyler State Park.

Campsites closest to the race start/finish (Bath House / Beach) include Cedar Point and Lakeview camping areas. It’s a fairly small park so all campsites are close and will only require a short drive, at most.

If the state park is full, Jellystone Park is four miles away.

The cities of Tyler and Lindale have a variety of hotel options that are close by.

LIVE RACE UPDATES and RESULTS: We are excited to partner with Event Data Solutions.

CUP-FREE AID STATIONS:

Since our very first race in 2011, we have been a cup-free racing event! In an effort to reduce our environmental impact (garbage creation, volunteer garbage pickup, etc), all aid stations will be cup-free. Please bring your own water bottle or hydration system. Yeah Earth! 🙂

See Cup-Free Racing Support for a list of hydrous options to support this transition.

FINISHER’S GIFT and AWARDS:

All runners will receive a cool finisher’s gift and unique medal.

Fast Feet gift awards for 2 Hour, 4 Hour, and 6 Hour race:

  • Top 3 male and female finishers
  • Top male and female in age group 29-and-under
  • Top male and female in age group 30-39
  • Top male and female in age group 40-49
  • Top male and female in age group 50-59
  • Top male and female in age group 60+

6 Hour Relay (3 Person) race award:

  • Top team in Overall (the 6 Hour Relay will be one division regardless of group gender mix.)

*For this format awards are based off of number of completed loops and then accumulative time if necessary. For example: You and another person finish with the most laps in your age group with 5 laps. You (Cool dude) completed the 5 laps in 2:58:02 and the other person (Other Cool dude) completed the 5 laps in 3:01:02. You (Cool dude) will receive the award because you ran the loops in a faster accumulative time. Make sense?!?

**No stacking of awards. Overall awards assigned first. Then age group awards (except for 6 Hour Relay division where there are no age group awards). The gift award would roll down to the next person.

VOLUNTEER TRIBE:

Interested in a FREE EBA adventure for you, family, or friend? Check out the Volunteer page on how you can support fellow runners and take home some completely transferable EBA discounts.

Be part of the EBA Volunteer tribe! We are extremely grateful for your support!

EBA TRAIL RUNNING COURSE:

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OTHER BORING BUT TRUE DETAILS:

  • All refunds will deduct a $10 processing fee.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable after January 1.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, including the event of inclement weather.
  • If something occurs that threatens the safety of the event, the event will be altered if reasonable possible, or the event may be delayed or canceled.
  • Entries cannot be rolled to another year.
  • Entries cannot be transferred to another person.

MORE INFO: Course Info and Maps | Results/Media | Volunteer


POST RACE

Be sure to enjoy some post-race yum and reflect on the adventure with the rest of the tribe!