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November 23-24, 2024

Dinosaur Valley Endurance Run

Schedule and Location

Information about the detailed weekend event schedule, the race location and driving directions, parking and race shuttles, and State Park access.

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Schedule

Friday, November 22, 2024

  • 12:00 pm - You can enter the parking field starting at this time. Note that there is no overnight camping in the parking field. There will be shuttle buses to take you to the start/finish area and the crewing area called Valley Village. Crew canopies can be set up in the designated Valley Village crewing area. Please stake them down well in case there is bad weather overnight. There will be no supervision in Valley Village so set-up and leave things at your own risk.

  • 2:00 pm - Those camping at the state park will be able to get their campsite beginning at this time over at the main entrance to the State Park (not the back entrance where the race is).

  • 4:00 pm - Everyone must be shuttled back to the parking area by this time and then exit the parking field. The parking field will be closed off until the next morning.

  • 10:00 pm - Lights out and all quiet in the camping area and start/finish area so our participants can be fresh for their race in the morning.

Schedule

Saturday, November 23, 2024

  • 5 am - Parking lot opens for participants to begin to arrive.

  • 6 am – Packet pickup begins for Saturday participants. 

  • 6:45 am to 7:00 am - Trail briefing

  • 7 am – 100 mile and 100K starts.

  • 7:45 am to 8:00 am - Trail briefing

  • 8 am – 50K / 25K / 5 Mile for all those who want to run that day. So much flexibility! Those in the 50K, 25K, and 5 Mile can run on either Saturday or Sunday. For 50Kers doing Sunday, please keep an eye on cutoffs which you must still meet. You can decide up until the last minute, and you don't have to tell us ahead of time which day you will run. Our timing system will start recording you when you start either day! Please only pick up your packet on the day you are running so that you don't accidentally have your timing chip read by the timing system near the start line. Results will be combined after both days of races, and awards mailed out.

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Schedule

Sunday, November 24, 2024

  • 7 am – Packet pickup begins for Sunday participants. 

  • 7:45 am to 8:00 am - Trail briefing

  • 8 am – 50K / 25K / 5 Mile for all those who want to run that day. So much flexibility! Those in the 50K, 25K, and 5 Mile can run on either Saturday or Sunday. For 50Kers doing Sunday, please keep an eye on cutoffs which you must still meet. You can decide up until the last minute, and you don't have to tell us ahead of time which day you will run. Our timing system will start recording you when you start either day! Results will be combined after both days of races, and awards mailed out.

  • 2:00 pm – CUTOFF - all 100K participants must have started their final loop (mile 52.5 for 100K).

  • 3:00 pm – CUTOFF - all 100K participants must be leaving Fenceline aid station outbound (mile 55 for the 100K).

  • 4:00 pm – CUTOFF – all 100 mile participants must be starting their last 5 mile loop (mile 95 for the 100 miler).

  • 5:00 pm – CUTOFF - last incremental cutoff for all distances – all participants must be leaving Fenceline aid station inbound to the finish (approximately 2.5 miles from the finish).

Location

Get ready to run in Dino Valley! The race is held at the beautiful Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas.  The race is accessed from the back of the property, not through the main gate.

 

This course has rolling and sustained ascents and descents, although none are terribly steep. The loops take you through varied terrain, from double track trails in fields to single track in wooded areas. There is a mix of packed dirt, smaller rocks, larger rocks, slick rock, and some roots. There are no water crossings. This course really has a little of everything, which includes its views. There are amazing overlooks on this course where you can see for miles.

The race parking and event site are accessed through a back gate into the State Park that is only accessible during race weekend.

Parking

New parking, so returning participants, please pay attention.

Do NOT map to the State Park to get to our event.

Use the following address:

1270 Co Rd 1007B, Glen Rose, TX 76043. 

 

Or you can use this GPS location: 

32.243595, -97.828976

 

The back gate to the park is located five miles west of Glen Rose.

  • Take U.S. Highway 67 S through Glen Rose.

  • Turn Right on to Hereford St/56 N (then go 4 Miles).

  • Turn Left onto CO RD 1007 (then go 4 Miles).

  • Follow signs for parking to a field entrance on your left.

 

Parking is FREE. There will be a parking pass in your packet that is only needed for the main park entrance (not where the race is). Put it on your windshield if you will want to go over to the park's main gates before, during, or after the race and not have to pay entry over there. This is great for your family to enjoy the parks, your crew to access you at one of the aid stations, and you can use the park's restrooms and campground showers before and after the race! Family and friends will need to pay $8 if they are over the age of 13 to access the park with you.

Race Shuttle

The parking is located 0.7 miles down the road from the event site. School buses to shuttle participants, spectators, crews, pacers, and volunteers will be available continuously from 5:00 am Saturday to 6:00 pm Sunday.

Accessing the Main Entrance to the State Park

You may want to go over to the main entrance to Dinosaur Valley State Park for access to:
•    Official Paid Campsites (which you must have previously reserved with the race)
•    Dumping Station for RV Waste
•    Indoor-Plumbing Restrooms and Camp Showers
•    Playground
•    Picnic area with picnic tables

 

Directions from the start/finish (Back Gate) over to the main entrance of the State Park:
•    Turn right out of the gate leaving the start/finish area to get back on Co Rd 1007.
•    After 3.0 miles, turn right onto Hereford Street.
•    After 4.1 miles, turn right onto Hwy 67.
•    After just 0.8 miles, turn right onto FM 205 N.
•    Go 2.9 miles and then take Park Road 59 to your right (you'll see Dinosaur World across the street).
•    Stay on Park Road 59 0.7 miles to the park entrance.

 

Here are the rules from the State Park:

  • The parking pass slip provided in your race packet will not work for the family/spectators, ONLY for the race participant. The State Park front gate staff will also have a list of all participants and may be checking that to IDs if they choose to. 

  • If family is only coming out to watch the race and NOT camping and will be exploring the Park while the racer is on the course  they will still have to pay $8.00 per day for anyone 13 and over (12 and under is free). State Park staff will provide a normal Window sticker to family/spectators that check in and pay thru the front gate. 

  • Family members do not need to make a day-use reservation on-line.  They will let the staff at the front gate know that they are family/spectators of one of the entrants in the Endurance Run and even if they are sold out of passes for the day we will get them in.

  • For those camping in RV hookup sites: If entrant has family that will be camping with them each family member that is 13 or over will pay $8.00 per day that they are camping.  Children 12 and under are free.  The family will need to know the campsite number that the Entrant will be in. This was sent by the race to all the campers.

  • For those tent-only camping in the two group campsites: the camping fee covers only your camping and the park entry of the person who reserved it. Each person has pay for a spot or pay at the park entrance.

  • TSPP (State Park Passes) FOR CAMPING – Entrants cannot use a TSPP to get a discount on their camping fees as part of our Event Contract with the State Park.  

  • TSPP (State Park Passes) FOR PARK ENTRY – if a family has a TSPP, we will accept it at the Park for the family to get in for free each day or for camping.  

  • All normal rules apply when anyone is coming thru the front gate of the Park, such as placards/window stickers need to be visible to Park Personnel to make ingress a faster process.

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