2014 Isle du Bois Trail Run Results and Pics


“Do. Enjoy. Be willing to learn.” – Wayne Dyer

Our amazing community of runners from 10 to 72 years of age came together to run, explore, play, support each other, and then enjoy a taco while talking about it afterwards.

Seeing this age spread brings smiles and watery eyes (fyi – I am so tired, seeing a falling leaf may bring me to tears.  )

While a few runners arrive at the start line to push their limits, others are there to enjoy a supported hike in a beautiful natural environment. Most fit somewhere in-between.

Yet within this rainbow of individual reasons for lacing them up race morning, I sensed this common underlying theme…

To do.

To enjoy.

And maybe even, be willing to learn.

Thank YOU for bringing such positive energy and light to our trail running adventures. We do hope it was an “experience” filled will a collection of memories.

We have to thank our amazing volunteers who carry the spirit of EBA throughout the day supporting YOU with their time, energy, compassion, and support. Huge!

I have to thank my wingman, Tyler Greenhaw and his family, for all their behind the scenes and race-day support. They handmade all the clay medals on your honey bears!

A huge thanks to my wife, Wendy and my two munchkins (Griffin and Ainsley), for supporting this idea of putting on special trail running experiences in north Texas. Wendy is the magic behind packet pickup, aid station checkpoint details, race day food management and whatever else needs to be done. This wouldn’t happen without her! Griffin loves to be quality control at all the aid stations and Ainsley loves the kids run. She was talking about it all race morning and kept saying she didn’t want to miss it.

Thanks to our partners whom we have worked with us for a number of years and have believed in our vision: Isle duBois state park, Hammer Nutrition,Nature Nate’s, cowbells.com, Rick Merriam of Engaging Muscles, Road ID, and Movin’ Pictures.

Isle du Bois was our first race back in 2011. Today EBA stands at 14 completed events and at each one of them I had the honor of welcoming everyone, from the first to the final runner across the finish line. That’s a lot of high-5s and honey bears!

Thank YOU for your involvement with our tribe. We really do appreciate you.

Have a wonderful rest of 2014 and we would be honored to see you again in 2015.

Stay awesome!

Isle du Bois Race Goodies:

Results: http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=33809

Groovy Race Pics by Movin’ Pictures: http://tinyurl.com/om3ts5n



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Snazzy Isle du Bois Medals and Registration Closing Soon


Individually handmade Isle du Bois clay medals (created by our awesome friends Tyler and Stephanie Greenhaw) are ready to be placed around our local Nature Nate’s honey bears and handed to YOU as you cross the finish line!!

If interested in joining our end of year trail celebration with a 5M – 55k adventure, please check out the IDB page.


Registration will close down by next Monday!

P.S. – We are also moving up on 300 registrations which will put another 15 Blue Bear Beanies in the Giveaway drawing!

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Isle du Bois Twitter Chat Tonight

If you have any Isle du Bois questions, tonight I will have a live Twitter chat where I will answer your race or trail running Qs.

Tweet Tweet!


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Isle du Bois Trail Run: Close Lodging Option

Hey IDB Tribe,

Not interested in camping but want to be within 10 minutes of the race site?

Check out the Lantana Resort (within Pilot Point).

You get free entry to the Isle du Bois state park during your stay. While runners already get free entry on race day, this could be nice for family and friends.

A mini-bonus, if 10 or more rooms are book under “IDB trail race”, you all will receive $5 off your room rate. That’s like one fancy coffee, 4 7-11 coffees, 4 gels, or 30-60+ miles of driving.

Happy Running!



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Isle du Bois Trail Run: Shirt Cut-off and Blue Bear Beanies For YOU!


Some exciting Isle du Bois News – Shirt Cut-off and Blue Bear Beanies!

1. We are quickly approaching one month out from race day, so if you want an event shirt, please register by this Sunday!

2. Handmade Blue Bear Beanie giveaway fun!

– If we reach 200 registered runners – Everyone will be entered in a random drawing for 15 Blue Bear Beanies (of various colors and styles) to pick up race morning.
– If we reach 300 registered runners – Everyone will be entered in a random drawing for 30+ Blue Bear Beanies (of various colors and styles) to pick up race morning.

An adventure of trail running goodness. A community of greatness. A distance for everyone.

Race info: http://endurancebuzzadventures.com/events/isle-du-bois/

Happy Running!


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2014 Isle du Bois Recon/Social Run FUN Pics

We had a beautiful morning with some great people at the Isle du Bois Recon/Social Run.

Here are a few pics from the scamper!




















Happy Running!


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Rough Creek: Last Week to Register and Volunteer Tribe Fun

Hey EB Tribe,

We are quickly running up to our fourth EBA race of the year – Rough Creek Trail Run!

This September 20th adventure will guide runners along the private grounds of Rough Creek Lodge and Resort just outside of Glen Rose, Texas.

Race info: http://endurancebuzzadventures.com/events/rough-creek/

If you are not racing and would like to be part of this special day, we would be honored with your support. Opportunities include packet pickup and aid stations.

Basic volunteer info and how to contact me about your interest: EBA Volunteer Page

Happy Running!




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Rough Creek – Looking for All-Star Volunteers

Our fourth EBA adventure of the year is quickly coming up with the 3rd annual Rough Creek on Saturday September 20th, in Glen Rose, Texas! We will have four race distances: 10k, half marathon, marathon, and 40M.

More race info: http://endurancebuzzadventures.com/events/rough-creek/

We are looking for some amazing people to help support our community during this unique trail running adventure.

Here are the main opportunities on how you can be involved and definitely make a difference (all opportunities occur on race day):
1. Packet Pickup (The smiles that set the vibe for the day)
2. Aid Station (Support our runners to the finish. We will have 3 aid stations.)
3. Sweeper (follow the last runner to close off the event, 13 mile loop)

As you likely know, as one of the ways we share our gratitude for your involvement, is transferable discounts to future EBA adventures (details: http://endurancebuzzadventures.com/volunteer/). Something we love to do!

Depending on your availability, a few of the aid station team may also be involved with packet pick-up.

If you have interest and availability to be involved with our Rough Creek All-Star Volunteer tribe, simple respond through our contact page with your time window of availability and we will work on putting our teams together and let everyone know in the coming weeks.

Thanks again and all the best!


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Rough Creek – Shirt Cut-off is Sunday

Hey Gang,

The Shirt Reaper is in sight.


If you want a cozy Bamboo and Organic Cotton event shirt at Rough Creek, please register by this Sunday!

Register here

Happy Running!



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Texas Trail Championship Series – Updated with Cedar Ridge Results

For those playing in the fun Texas Trail Championship series, the Ultra and Trail (sub ultra) series standings have been updated with Cedar Ridge results! Anything can happen yet with 12 races to go before the end of the year.


Your top 7 point scores within a series (Ultra and/or Trail) will be used to calculate your final standings. (You need at least four finishes to be counted in the final standings within the Trail (sub-ultra) series.)

Both of our final EBA races of the year, Rough Creek (our next race) and Isle du Bois, are included in the series.

Check out the current standings and details on how to be a part of it (USATF membership) for the remainder of the year if interested.

Happy Running!

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