This will be a busy weekend for athletes in Burnet, Texas. The fourth race in the XTERRA Texas Trail Run Series begins this Saturday and this Sunday is XTERRA Bluebonnet Triathlon of the South Central Region.
The Bluebonnet Trail Run will commence at Reveille Peak Ranch for a 5 and 15-kilometer trail run. Runners will take part in a 5 or 15-kilometer single track race that explores the serene views of the Ranch. Runners will experience the granite-carved hills and the fields of bluebonnets while running on the track. The race begins and ends at the lake on the ranch where runners are welcome to cool off after their run.
The Texas series is still highly competitive at the moment and no one person has a significant lead in series points. With five more races in the series we might have to wait until we get some clarity on who will be the favorite to win the series for each division.
Runners in the 15-kilometer race will be eligible to earn points towards the Texas Series. Points will be awarded after each race to the top runners in each respective age group. Standings will be updated throughout the season, and at the conclusion of the series, each age-group winner will receive a free entry to run at the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run National Championship at Ogden, Utah, in September.
XTERRA Bluebonnet will take place on the same ranch as the trail run and will physically test even the most durable athletes. The race begins with an 800 meter two lap swim transitions into a 12.5 mile mountain bike and finishes with a 6-kilometer run.
Points will be rewarded in the triathlon to the top 15 in each age group for each gender division. The top athletes of Southcentral region can qualify for the XTERRA USA Championship at Ogden, Utah, in September.
2015 XTERRA Texas Trail Run Series
9/20/14 XTERRA Terra Firm Trail Run
3/21/15 XTERRA Eco Lonestar Trail Run
3/28/15 XTERRA Camp Eagle Trail Run
4/25/15 XTERRA Bluebonnet Trail Run
5/17/15 XTERRA Rock Dallas Trail Run
6/14/15 XTERRA Muleshoe Trail Run
6/21/15 XTERRA Gator Bait Trail Run
7/12/15 XTERRA Magnolia Hill Trail Run
8/16/15 XTERRA Cameron Park Trail Run
For more information visit xterraplanet.com
View the current Trail Run Texas Point Standings here