The first two races of the Road Lizards Trail Series took place in early and mid February on the dirty grounds of Middle Concho Park and San Angelo State Park in San Angelo, Texas. Race distances of 5km through 12km provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy some non-pavement miles and natural scenery.
Credit Daniela De La Cerda / roadlizards.org
This three race series started back in 2007 by Bill Cullins that include rain, sleet, and bone chilling temps. And it was a lot of fun!
Current San Angelo Road Lizards president, Mike Buck, recalls his first run at the event back in 2008.
“I just remember the sense of being out in the wilderness with a town nearby and then seeing runners in all stages of the race through the bushes. I was hooked…and I think many get the same feeling.”
Starting this year, Mike has taken on the RD role and continues the emphasis of showcasing the varied local trails and turns each event into a bit of trail running school where the first race is heavily marked, and each subsequent race less so.
A race that started with 11 runners saw 164 and 143 finish the first two races this year!
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