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Bandera Trail Run 2009 Update

Only three weeks till the Bandera 100km, 50km, and 25 km trail race! Amazing how quickly these last couple months have gone.

There are a couple updates from the race website worth noting.

New Location for Pre-race and Post-race Activities

The pre-race and some post-race activities have been moved into the town of Bandera versus out at the park. These activities include packet pickup, pre-race briefing, pre-race dinner, post-race breakfast (Sunday), and 100km awards (Sunday).

Straight from the Bandera website:

SILVER SAGE : Many race functions have been moved to the
Silver Sage Corral in town. New times for the kids race (3:00 PM),
pre-race brief (4:00 PM), and dinner (5:00 PM)

Note: Click on the Silver Sage Corral link above as Joe provide a great little map. The Silver Sage Corral is an activity center for local seniors.

Waterproof Your Drop Bags

DROP BAGS : Make certain your drop bags are weatherproof. due to the increased attendance this year, the bags at Cross Roads will NOT be under cover.

Western States Entry

Four slot are available and you only have to be very, very, very fast to receive one! Top two overall male and females in the 100 km race acquire a coveted Western States 100 slot. I wonder if there is a roll down if any of the top two athletes don’t want a slot? Anyone know?

As of 12/17, if 170 athletes drop or are no-shows, I’m in!

13 Percent

As of 12/17, the overall number of trail runners has increased by 13% over last year’s numbers. There are currently 571 trail runners ready to mix it up across the various distances within Texas hill country.

Number of athletes compared to last year:

  • 100 km trail run is up 25% .
  • 50 km trail run is up nearly 45%.
  • The number of 25 km runners is down from last year but this race still has 219 signed up.

Make sure you check out the Bandera website for any additional updates that Joe may note in the coming weeks.

If you are new to the event, check out my Bandera 100km Trail Running Tips (a list from a two experienced runners).

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Bandera Trail Run 2009 Update”

  1. on 18 Dec 2009 at 7:47 pm tony

    Those that finish top two receive an entry into WS2010. These are not transferable. This includes the instance even if they are already registered for WS 2010.

  2. on 18 Dec 2009 at 8:15 pm David Hanenburg

    Tony – Thanks for the clarification.