ISLE DU BOIS – Saturday December 5, 2015 – Pilot Point, Texas
The course itself contains a short segment of wooded double-wide paved trail before you get dirty on some muscle varied single-track within the mostly wooded terrain. You will experience sections of trail that allow you to kick it up a notch as you flow along some well groomed trail, and others that will required focused concentration as you work a short yet fun leg-awakening climb, or dance over and around sections of scattered rocks that will bite if you aren’t careful.
Midway through the clock-wise loop, you will enjoy some great views of Ray Roberts Lake and you may even see some white-tailed deer that often scamper throughout the park.
What the Tribe is Saying about Isle du Bois…
DATE: Saturday December 5, 2015
55 km, 36 km, 18 km, 5 mile
**IDB 2015 is a Go! but we have had to adjust the course and race distances.
All of north Texas received huge rains this Spring that filled all our lakes (yeah!) but it also caused lots of flooding. Isle du Bois state park just opened up at the end of September because of the high water levels. The park is looking great once again!
Unfortunately the high water levels impacted a section of the trail system (Loop E) which had been part of our course and will require significant assessment, trail re-work, and paperwork. I don’t expect Loop E to be ready for our race in December so this year we will have an adjusted IDB adventure that will be equally as fun.
This year’s adventures will include a 5 mile, 14 mile, 23 mile, and 52 km scamper!
Yep, our race distances are odd and we kind of like it that way! While the distances may be wacky, they are measured with a professional measuring wheel = pretty darn accurate.
LOCATION: Pilot Point, Texas ( Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park)
Pilot Point is located 55 miles north of downtown Dallas.
Park entrance is off of FM 455 on the southern shores of Ray Roberts Lake.
STARTING TIME: 52 km / 23M – 7:30 AM, 14M / 5M – 7:55 AM, Free Trail Tikes Fun Run (12 and under) – TBD
PACKET PICK-UP / CHECK-IN: Race morning! We will be excitedly waiting.
LIVE RACE UPDATES and RESULTS: Check out the 3 ways to follow the action.
TIME LIMIT: 9 hour time limit! This is based on the 52 km start time. The entire course will be officially closed at 4:30 PM. See cutoff times in the Course section below.
REGISTER: All-Inclusive Pricing. What’s included. The event will have a 400 runner limit. (*Must register by Sunday November 8 to receive an event shirt. We need to get them ordered, screened, received, and sorted. Thx!)
Reserve your ticket for a day of trail running adventure, memories, and community.
It’s an honor to share the day with you and super excited to support your adventure!
- Verify your name on the Isle du Bois Confirmation List.
- Tweet out the fun news (simply click to tweet) – Tweet: Registered for the Isle du Bois Trail Run by @ebuzzadventures! Join the fun @ http://ctt.ec/sH80a+
Online registration closes on Monday November 30.
The Isle du Bois state park has a bunch of great camping sites and facilities.
Dear Ridge camping area would be within walking distance to race start and has nice facilities (bathroom, shower, etc) in the area.
If not interested in the camping option…
The Lantana Resort is about 10 minutes away from Isle du Bois State Park for those looking for a comfy bed.
Neighboring cities with hotels include Gainesville (~35 miles) and Sherman (~35 miles) to the north, and Denton (~21 miles), Frisco (~31 miles), and McKinney (~36 miles) to the south.
CUP-FREE AID STATIONS: Since our very first race in 2011, we have beeen 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.
FREE ENTRY / VOLUNTEER TRIBE:
Interested in a FREE EBA adventure for you, friend, or that unknown dude or dudette over by that big tree? 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!
FINISHER’S GIFT and AWARDS:
All finishers will receive a usable finisher’s gift.
Fast Feet gift awards for the 5 mile, 14 mile, 23 mile, and 52 km 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+
*No stacking of awards. Overall awards will be assigned first, then age group awards. The gift award would roll down to the next person.
OTHER BORING BUT TRUE DETAILS:
- All refunds will deduct a $10 processing fee.
- Entry fees are non-refundable after Sunday, November 8.
- 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.
- Event shirts not picked up on race day will not be mailed.
Be sure to enjoy some post-adventure food. Then hang out, cheer on fellow runners, and share trail stories!