April 13, 2013 7:00 A.M. - Marathon/Half 7:30 A.M. -
5K 8 A.M. - Possum Walk Anytime - Bear Chaise
Location: Groveton High School, 207 N Main St. Groveton, TX
Congratulations to the 2013 finishers! Thank you to the volunteers! Results
are posted (results).
Race directors: Steve &
Paula Boone Please contact us with your questions.
Phone: (713) 826-5833
$55.00 thru 9/30 $60.00 10/1 thru 12/31
$65.00 1/1 thru 1/31 $70.00 2/1 thru
2/28 $75.00 3/1 thru 4/12
$80.00 race day
$55.00 thru 9/30
$60.00 10/1 thru 12/31 $65.00 1/1 thru 1/31
$70.00 2/1 thru 2/28 $75.00 3/1
thru 4/12 $80.00 race day
$25.00 thru 2/28 $30.00 3/1
thru 4/12 $35.00 race day
Bear Chaise: (non running)
Online Registration: CLOSED Print out an application
and bring it with you to the pasta party on Friday or to the race start at the high school
on Saturday. Cash or check to Trinity County Chamber of Commerce. No credit
cards and limited ATM's in town.
Marathon course is two times and half marathon is one time around the out and back 13.1
mile course on pavement and forest roads in and around Groveton, starting at Groveton High
School, proceeding on roads and streets, and returning to the Groveton High School.
Please use caution when crossing streets and be courteous to the residents of the town.
Route starts at the Groveton, TX high school track, turn right out of the parking lot and
wind around the cemetary to Jim Butler Rd to Fortenberry Rd, to FM 3154 and turn right.
Follow 3154 to 501 which enters the Davy Crockett Forest by turning left. Follow
forest road to turn around, and return to the school following the same course.
Click here for Course
Map & Elevation Profile
5K is run along the marathon course (out and back).
Possum Walk is 4 laps (1 mile) around the track.
from Steve & Paula Boone
Marathon: 26.2 mile walk/run 2 loop course 7 hour time limit
Half Marathon: 13.1 mile walk/run 1 loop course 7 hour time limit
5K: 3.1 mile walk/run
Possum Walk: 1 mile kids and families fun walk/run 4 laps around the track
Bear Chaise: Non competitive, non running, non walking, spectator event.
Participants may arrive at any time with your own chair to cheer on the runners.
Participants receive a t-shirt, snacks and a spot to place your comfy chair. The
ultimate activity for an arm-chair coach.
There will be water and sports drink available every 2.0 miles at each of the aid
stations. There are snacks available at the turn-around in the forest (6.55 miles) and at
the start/stop aid station (13.1 miles). Restrooms are available at the start and
portable toilets are located on the race course.
Pasta dinner: Free pasta party for runners, their
families, and volunteers on Friday, April 12th, from 6-8 PM. New
Location: 126 N Devine Ave. (map) at the First Baptist Church. Turn north off Hwy 287 to Devine Ave.
There will be signs and to direct you. The menu includes meatless and meat
spaghetti, salad, bread, water, tea, and dessert.
Packet pickup and race day registration:
At the pasta party from 6-8 PM on Friday.
Starting at 5:30 AM on race day at the Groveton High School stadium.
Lodging: Hotels are available in several nearby towns:
Motels/hotels in Crockett, Tx., 21 miles to
the northwest of us on Hwy. 287
Holiday Inn Express 1-936-544-4488
Crockett Inn 1-936-544-5611
Economy Inn 1-936-544-7891
Hotels/motels in Livingston, Tx. , 43 miles to the southeast of us on Hwy. 59
Holiday Inn Express 1-936-327-9600
Hampton Inn 1-936-327-2300
Hotels/Motels in Huntsville, Tx. , 39 miles to the southwest of us on Hwy. 19
Holiday Inn Express 1-936-293-8800
Comfort Inn 1-936-436-9600
Days Inn 1-936-438-8400
Hotels/Motels in Lufkin, Tx., 33 miles to the northeast of us on Hwy. 94
(Visit "Lufkin.com/Where to Stay" for more info.)
Courtyard by Marriott 1-936-632-0777 www.courtyardlufkin.com
Holiday Inn Express 1-936-699-3000
Holiday Inn 1-936-639-3333
Hampton Inn 1-936-699-2500
Comfort Suites 1-936-632-4949
Hotels/Motels & Camp Facilities (rooms) in Trinity, Tx., 20 miles to the
southwest of us on Hwy. 94 S.
Lake Country Inn 1-936-594-3526
Camp Olympia 1-936-594-2541
Trinity Pines 1-936-594-5011
Camp Cullen 1-936-594-2274
Camping in the Groveton Area: There is space at the "Y" for people to camp,
provided they have self-contained campers. However, if they are intending to stay in tents
or do not have rest rooms in their campers, we will call Smith's Septic System, the ones
that supply our porta-potties for the marathon, and ask them to drop a couple of
porta-potties at the "Y", one mile out of town where Hwy. 287 & 94
intersect. If they want electricity and water hook-ups, they can call Liz or Henry
Holcombe and stay on the rodeo arena grounds, across a little creek from there. Liz
Holcombe runs the Trinity County Abstract office, and her number is 936-642-1698 or
642-0998 or their e-mail address is email@example.com
Please contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-642-1715 for more details
Race limit: None
Time limit: 7 hours (roads protected for 7 hours)
Directions to the Groveton High School race site:
From the north on I-45: Take I-45 S, take the TX-7 (exit 164) toward
Centerville, turn left onto TX-7 (W St Mary's St.) continue to follow TX-7, turn right on
TX-304 Loop, turn right onto US-287 S continue to follow for 26 miles, turn left onto
TX-94 (Magee Ave.), turn left onto 4th St., turn right onto Kenley St. (Stadium
From the south on I-45: Take I-45 N, merge onto TX-19 N toward
Riverside/Crockett (exit 113), turn right onto TX-94 (E Caroline St.) continue to follow
TX-94 for 16 miles, stay straight to go onto US-287/TX-94, turn left onto TX-94 (Magee
Ave.), turn left onto 4th St., turn right onto Kenley St. (Stadium parking lot)
From the north on US 59: Take US-59 S, merge onto TX-287 Loop W, take
TX-94 S, turn right onto W 4th St., turn right onto Kenley St. (Stadium parking lot)
From the south on US 59: Take US-59 N, turn left onto US-287 (W 2nd St.),
turn right onto FM 355 (Devine St.), turn left onto E 2nd St., turn right onto Kenley St.
(Stadium parking lot)
Airports: Houston IAH-101 miles, Houston Hobby-118 miles, Dallas
DFW-205 miles, San Antonio-300 miles
Certification: The course is USATF certified and is a Boston qualifier.
certification number TX09144ETM
T-shirts, medals, and stuff: Each participant and
volunteer will receive a shirt. Each finisher will receive a finisher medal.
Register by March 20 to guarantee your correct shirt size. We will do our best to
accommodate you, but you will not be guaranteed a shirt if you sign up on race day.
Awards: Finishers will receive a stuffed bear numbered with finishing
Free ebook offer: from Greg May at www.ravingsofarunner.com
Post race: Food and refreshments (hot dogs, ice cream, chips,
donuts, misc. bear snacks) provided after the race. Showers will be available at the
high school (bring a towel).
Finishing results will be available on this website and marathon results will be posted
Race benefits: Trinity County Chamber of Commerce
Sponsors: If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Carolyn
Snyder, Trinity County of Commerce email@example.com
Does your company have free samples they would like
to provide to 500 or so (very appreciative) runners??
If so, we would be very happy to include your items in our race packets. Runners really love freebies! Just drop us a line and well do the
Weather: Temperatures may vary from 55 to 70 degrees.
Karen Thibodeaux Photography www.yoursportingimage.com
If you would like to volunteer, please email your name, contact information and shirt size
to firstname.lastname@example.org 936-642-1715