Smith, Akerhielm take Texas Finale

Magnolia Hill Trail Run draws more than 200 runners

Season finales are supposed to be about drama, and the XTERRA Magnolia Hill Trail Run did not disappoint.

More than 200 runners participated in the event, which was completed on July 13 at Magnolia Hill Ranch at Navasota, Texas. It was the season finale for the 2013 XTERRA Texas Trail Run Series.

Robert Smith and Tracie Akerhielm took top overall honors for the 21-kilometer race, and both had interesting tales from the trails to tell.

Smith finished first overall with a time of 1 hour, 38 minutes, 39 seconds. Although it was his first XTERRA Trail Run experience, he was willing to call it a victory “by mistake” because two other runners took a wrong turn on the course.

“I got to the last aid station before the finish and asked what place I was in. They said first. I told them I should be in third,” Smith said. “I continued and when I finished I told them that there should have been two high school kids in front of me. I assume they went the wrong way.”

Indeed, Collin Carter and Blake Devoll were inadvertently directed in the wrong direction, and they wound up running an extra three miles. They were ahead of Smith by at least a minute when they took the wrong turn. Carter and Devoll are members of the Giddings High School cross country team, and their coach was understanding of the situation.

“They were both frustrated, but sometimes these things happen on trail races,” said Shaun Carter, head coach of the Giddings team. “Nature of the beast.”

Interestingly enough, Smith is the cross country coach for Kingwood Park High School, and is also one of the founders of the Pineywoods Athletic Club in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Ken Rieger from Spring, Texas, was second overall in 1:39:39, and Matt Nedella from Montgomery, Texas, was third in 1:43:24.

Akerhielm was an impressive fourth overall and first among the females in 1:46:45. She finished more than eight minutes ahead of the other top female runners.

“The race course was beautiful with single track that zigzagged through tall pine trees and circled around a small lake near the end,” said Akerhielm, who resides in Denton, Texas. “The trees provided so much shade that the trail was almost dark.  The pine needles and sand made the run nice and soft, but a bit taxing on the legs.”

Akerhielm’s adventure actually started before the race, when she got lost looking for the race site. She eventually drove up to a locked gate at Magnolia Hill Ranch.

“At this point, I was sure I was going to miss the start of the race and so hopped the gate and took off running down the dirt road,” she explained. “I hitched a ride on a four-wheeler from a sheriff who drove me down to registration. I grabbed my race bib and pins and jogged down toward the start.  If I had arrived 30 seconds later, I would have missed the opportunity to race!”

Akerhielm has been the dominant female in the XTERRA Texas Trail Run Series in 2013. This was her third overall victory in the series, and she placed second overall at four other races.

Aimee Newsom placed second in 1:55:05, and Sharon Ruben was third in 2:16:28.

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In addition to the 21K long course, there was also a 6K short course, and a pair of youngsters took top honors. Seventeen-year-old Diego Gomez placed first overall in 27:56, and 11-year-old Heather Welsch was the top female in 30:27.

The XTERRA Magnolia Hill Trail Run was the seventh, and final, race in the 2012-13 season for the XTERRA Texas Trail Run Series.

The 2013-14 season is tentatively set to begin next March. For more information, please visitwww.racerevolutions.com or www.terrafirmaracing.com.

North Carolina Series Gets Off to a Fast Start

Longworth and Mercer win at Whitewater in record times

The XTERRA Whitewater Trail Run proved to be a fast opening act for the XTERRA North Carolina Trail Run Series.

Close to 350 runners from 12 different states participated in the XTERRA Whitewater Trail Run, which was completed on July 13 at the U.S. Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte runners Matthew Longworth and Stacy Mercer took top overall honors, and they did it in record fashion.

Longworth, 33, completed the 13-kilometer course in 51 minutes, 28 seconds, which was 47 seconds faster than the previous course record. Longworth placed third at this event last year, but took nearly two minutes off his time to earn the victory this year.

Cole Whitaker from Carrboro, N.C., was the only runner to stay within striking distance of the lead. He finished second with a time of 51:44. Tyler Turnbull from Charlotte was third in 54:17.

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Mercer placed 14th overall and set a women’s course record at 1:00:48. She is an experienced road runner, but this was her first XTERRA Trail Run experience.

“The course was challenging, but fast,” she said. “Plenty to pay attention to in the woods, but only a few obstacles caused me to drastically slow down in order to avoid falling. There were two to three brutally steep inclines, but they weren’t terribly long, so I survived!”

She also won in impressive fashion, finishing nearly five minutes ahead of the other top females. Kimberley Hefner from Rock Hill, S.C., placed second in 1:05:29, and Kaitlyn Poff from Huntersville, N.C., was third in 1:06:33.

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The XTERRA Whitewater Trail Run was the opening race of the 2013 season for the XTERRA North Carolina Trail Run Series. Two more races are scheduled this summer: XTERRA Beech Mountain Trail Run on July 27, and the XTERRA Fisher Farm Trail Run on August 31.

All races in the North Carolina Series are open to runners of all ages and abilities. To register for a race or to learn more about it, please visit www.dirtyspokes.com.

Tuck, Minneci Take Top Honors at Wolf Mountain

Utah Series comes to a close for 2013 season

At 57 years young, Kevin Tuck is still going strong in trail running. His latest victory for the ages came at the XTERRA Wolf Mountain Trail Run, which was completed on July 13 at the Wolf Mountain Ski Resort in Eden, Utah.

Tuck, who resides in Salt Lake City, finished first overall for the 10-kilometer course. His time of 49:30 was more than three minutes ahead of the other top runners in the field.

Wolf Mountain Runners“I guess I was the leader of the 10K, so I didn’t have anyone to follow, and made all the right turns,” he said. “I thought the course overall was a little overgrown in places, long grass in areas prevented you from seeing the trail, but this is a trail race and I think it should be rough.”

(Kevin Tuck leading the way, photo courtesy Jared Lashinsky Photography / www.utahxterra.com)

Tuck is no stranger to success in trail running, as he is a four-time age-group champ at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship.

Robert Kunz from Eden, Utah, placed second in 53:01, and his wife, Sylvia was fourth overall in 57:57.

Susan Minneci from Park City, Utah, was third overall and took top female honors. She finished with a time of 54:37.

Richard Burgunder of Boulder, Colorado, was in second place for the first half of the race, but he and several other runners took a wrong turn late in the course. He finished fifth overall in 58:38.

“The Wolf Mountain race was a blast and also very challenging!” Burgunder said. “The initial climb featured a gain of over 1,000 feet in the first mile! It was insanely difficult. Overall, a great course and some awesome athletes.”

In addition to the 10K course, there was also a 5K race. Braedin Butler from North Ogden finished first overall for the 5K, and Melissa Lovato from Ogden was the top female.

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The XTERRA Wolf Mountain Trail Run was the third, and final, race of the 2013 XTERRA Utah Trail Run Series. The series is expected to return in 2014 with even more races on the schedule. To learn more about it, please visit www.utahxterra.com.

It also served as a preview of sorts for many of the runners. The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will take place at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah, on September 22. Many of the top runners from the Wolf Mountain race said they will enter the XTERRA Trail Run Nationals.

Burgunder Adds Utah to His List of Regional Championships

He is one of five to earn titles in new Utah Series

A new region on the XTERRA Trail Run national circuit meant a new challenge for Richard Burgunder. As a result, he has another regional title to add to his record list.

Burgunder FiveThe XTERRA Utah Trail Run Series joined the circuit in 2013, and the final race of the series took place last weekend: the XTERRA Wolf Mountain Trail Run at Wolf Mountain Ski Resort in Eden, Utah. Burgunder placed fifth overall and first in the men’s 30-34 age division.

That performance earned Burgunder enough points to win the men’s  30-34 division for the season.  The Utah Trail Run Series featured three races at three different locations, and Burgunder scored 265 out of a possible 300 points for the season.

Burgunder, 33, recently moved to Boulder, Colorado, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to his new Utah championship, he previously won age-group titles in New England (2009), Northern Ohio (2011), and Pocono (2011 and 2012). He is now the only runner in XTERRA Trail Run Series history to earn titles in four different regions.

He planned to challenge for yet another title in the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series this year, but a foot injury earlier in the year took him out of several of those races.

(Richard Burgunder pictured, courtesy Jared Lashinsky Photography)

“I’m happy with accomplishing half of my initial goal this year, despite being told that my competitive season would be over, following my late January injury,” Burgunder said. “I wanted to win Colorado, and claim six titles, but it just didn’t work out that way.”

Burgunder’s year is far from over, as he still plans to enter the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run in Colorado this weekend, the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in Utah in September, and the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in Hawaii in November.

He is one of five runners who scored enough points to earn an age-group championship in the 2013 XTERRA Utah Trail Run Series. All five of those runners received a free entry to represent Utah at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship on September 22. Here is a list of the others:

 

Age Group Name Age Hometown State
Female 30-34 Veronica Dawson 33 Salt Lake City UT
Female 40-44 Bianca Gray 44 Layton UT
Female 50-54 Allison Seppi 50 Murray UT
Male 30-34 Richard Burgunder 34 Boulder CO
Male 55-59 Kevin Tuck 57 Salt Lake City UT

The 2013 XTERRA Utah Trail Run Series featured three races at three different locations. The series is expected to return in 2014 with even more races on the schedule. To learn more about the series please visit www.utahxterra.com.

South Carolina Series Heats up at Harbison

300 runners from 12 states battle humid and challenging conditions

The XTERRA Harbison Trail Run has become one of the most popular trail races in South Carolina, and the latest edition did not disappoint. Humid conditions on race day and torrential rain in the days leading to the race were not enough for more than 300 runners from 12 different states to complete the Harbison Trail Run on July 7 at Columbia, S.C.

Leslie Thompson and Jose Zavala“Considering how much rain the area has had recently, we were fortunate enough to stay dry but this did mean a pretty muddy course,” said Leslie Thompson, who took top female honors for the half-marathon course. “We were also fortunate that it was overcast the entire race, so while it was humid, the heat wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been in Columbia in July.”

Jose Zavala from Hickory, North Carolina, placed first overall in the half-marathon course, finishing the 21 kilometers in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 7 seconds. Hunter McGahee, a cross country and track runner at Wofford College, placed second in 1:36:41, and 14-year-old Avery Dominick from Irmo, S.C., was third in 1:42:14.

“The first three or so guys pulled away within the first couple miles and really did not look back,” said fifth-place finisher Carl Epley from Marion, N.C. “It had been raining a lot, but the course had drained fairly well and was in good shape. It was an overcast morning, so there was no direct sun and it did not rain during the race, but the humidity was incredible.”

The top 20 finishers were from North Carolina and South Carolina, but the rest of the field featured runners from Georgia, Virginia, Texas, New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Arizona and Nebraska.

“I really enjoy the rolling hills and single track trails through the Harbison pine forest,” Epley said. “There is always a huge turnout for this event and you know you are going to compete against some quality runners in Columbia.”

Thompson, who is from Myrtle, S.C., placed 16th overall and was the first female to cross the finish line, but she was quick to give credit to two other “faster” women.

Birgit Spann and Robin O’Connell officially placed second and third, respectively, in the women’s field. However, they both took a wrong turn late in the course, allowing Thompson to take the lead.

“I never saw them, but at the last aid station everyone cheering me on told me I was the third overall female so I just kept my pace up since I didn’t see the other two ahead of me or anyone behind me,” Thompson explained. “When I went through the finish and was told I was the first female finisher, I knew something was up since I hadn’t passed any other women since the aid station, and as soon as they finished I heard them explain how they took a wrong turn.”

Still, Thompson’s win was impressive considering that it was her first time running at Harbison State Forest, and her first trail run in nearly a decade.

“I went in expecting to break two hours without much effort, but portions of the course, particularly through the ‘Spider Woman’ trail made the course much more difficult than I had anticipated,” said Thompson, who finished in 2:02:06. “It was a fun but challenging course.”

In addition to the half-marathon course, there was also a 5-kilometer “short course.” James Bowen and Hope Whisman, both from Columbia, took top honors for the 5K race.

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Also in the field of runners were members of Team Red, White and Blue, and several of them ran the 21K course while carrying American flags. Team RWB is a non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Mike Reyna, Team Captain of the Columbia Chapter of Team RWB, completed the course in 2:37:40. He is a combat veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He said the activities of Team RWB have helped him “move on” since his return from combat.

The XTERRA Harbison Trail Run was the second of three races in the 2013 XTERRA South Carolina Trail Run Series. The top runners in each age group earned points toward the overall standings of the series.

The season finale for the South Carolina Series will be the XTERRA Table Rock Trail Run at Pickens, S.C., on August 17. To register for the race or to learn more about the series, please visit www.marathonmajic.com.

Farrell, Morrison Join List of “Double Champions”

17 runners earn titles from Pocono Series

Grant Farrell was always a fast and strong runner, but he took it to a whole new level in 2013.

Grant FarrellFarrell, who resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, won two races in the 2013 XTERRA Pocono Trail Run Series, and finished as the top overall runner for the series. He also won the men’s 30-34 age group for the Pocono Series, giving him two XTERRA Regional Championships in the same year. Earlier in the year, he won the men’s 30-34 age group for the XTERRA Atlantic Trail Run Series.

“I’ve been more aware of the point standings this year and have been developing more as a competitor,” said Farrell, who is 32 and works in the sales/marketing department for Wire By Design. “I really try to leave it all out there and not hold back at all no matter the type of race or distance.”

Farrell is now one of just five runners to win two XTERRA Regional Championships in the same year.

“The Atlantic and Pocono series are each a great experience in their own right,” he said. “I think it helped having two series to keep track of.  Having a regular schedule of important races makes it easier to make good decisions about diet, training, sleep, etc., in between.  The only difficulty was the fuel expense!  Sure would be nice to have that subsidized somehow.”

Farrell participated in seven XTERRA Trail Run races between the months of March and July, and finished in the top four overall at each of those races.

Farrell was not the only runner to complete an Atlantic/Pocono double championship in 2013. Don Morrison from West Brandywine, Pennsylvania, won the men’s 60-64 age division in both the Atlantic and Pocono Series.

Morrison, 63, is no stranger to XTERRA success. He is five-time age-group champion in the XTERRA off-road triathlon Atlantic Series.

Farrell and Morrison are two of 17 runners who earned an age-group championship in the 2013 XTERRA Pocono Trail Run Series. Five of those runners received a maximum score of 400: Morrison, Marissa Vavrek, Jaclyn Shokey, Jill Hildebrand and Keith Austin.

The XTERRA Pocono Trail Run Series featured five races at five different locations in 2013. More than 300 runners from seven different states participated in the series.

Every age-group champion received a free entry to represent the Pocono Region at the 2013 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship at Ogden, Utah, on September 22.

The XTERRA Pocono Trail Run Series is expected to return in 2014, with the races scheduled to begin in May. To learn more about it, please visit www.wilkesbarreracing.com.

Here is the list of 2013 XTERRA Pocono Trail Run Series champions:

 

 

Age Group Name Age Hometown State
Female 15-19 Betsy Hochman* 19 Lansdale PA
Female 25-29 Tabby Dunn 29 Monroeton PA
Female 30-34 Marissa Vavrek 32 Schwenksville PA
Female 35-39 Jaclyn Shokey* 36 Jim Thorpe PA
Female 40-44 Michelle Brown 42 Tunkhannock PA
Female 45-49 Wendy Kaminski 49 Wapwallopen PA
Female 50-54 Jill Hildebrand* 51 Wapwallopen PA
Male 10-14 Josh Edwards* 14 Mountain Top PA
Male 20-24 Anthony Wilkie 24 Wilkes-Barre PA
Male 25-29 Zebulon Dunn 26 Monroeton PA
Male 30-34 Grant Farrell 32 Lancaster PA
Male 35-39 Jason Maskaly 39 Factoryville PA
Male 40-44 Chuck Thompson 42 Chalfont PA
Male 45-49 Keith Austin* 48 Sweet Valley PA
Male 50-54 Bill Lawrence 54 Scranton PA
Male 55-59 Jim Simmons 55 Wyoming PA
Male 60-64 Don Morrison 63 West Brandywine PA
* Repeat champion from 2012

Farrell, Shokey Prevail at Gouldsboro

Shokey caps undefeated season in Pocono Series

Jaclyn Shokey capped a remarkable season in the XTERRA Pocono Trail Run Series by winning the women’s division of the XTERRA Gouldsboro Trail Run last weekend at Gouldsboro State Park, Pennsylvania.

Jaclyn ShokeyShokey went 5-for-5, winning the women’s division at all five races in the series for 2013. “I think I may be in slightly better shape since three out of the five races this year I did improve my times,” said Shokey, who resides in Jim Thorpe, Pa. “I’ve been doing some speed work and have done a lot of racing so far this year, so I think that was definitely a factor.”

Grant Farrell from Lancaster, Pa., also capped an impressive season by taking top overall honors at the XTERRA Gouldsboro Trail Run. He completed the 8-kilometer course in 37 minutes, 11 seconds. It was his second overall victory in the series.

“I’ve been more aware of the points standing this year and have been developing more as a competitor,” said Farrell, 32. “I really try to leave it all out there and not hold back at all no matter the type of race or distance.”

Tony Korch from Nanticoke, Pa., was second overall with a time of 37:30. Korch, 53, won the race last year.

“There were four of us for the first mile or two, then Tony and I started to pull away a little,” Farrell said. “I was in the lead when we pulled away and was able to stay ahead the remainder of the race.  The clincher was probably my 32 year old ankles against Tony’s … more seasoned ankles.”

Shokey, 35, placed 14th overall with a time of 43:42. Carolyn Popovic from Philadelphia was second among the females with a time of 45:12.

“I led the race from the beginning, but Carolyn was on my tail,” Shokey said. “There was a moment during the swampy section when she had passed me, but I stayed close by. I knew the trail would be ending shortly, and I could pull away during the final 2 miles on the road since I’m a more experienced road runner than trail runner.”

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The course at Gouldsboro offered numerous challenges for the runners, including muddy single track, stream crossings, and a section through soft sand.

“There were a number of trees down on the course, moss covered rocks, lots of mud, and deep stream crossings which made it more of a challenge,” Shokey said. “I actually heard some runners lost their shoes.”

The Gouldsboro Trail Run was the fifth, and final, race of the 2013 XTERRA Pocono Trail Run Series. The series drew more than 300 entries from seven different states.

The Pocono Series will return in 2014 with the races tentatively scheduled to take place in the months of May, June and July. To learn more about the series, please visitwww.wilkesbarreracing.com.

Beaver Creek Trail Run is Family Friendly Race

Quinn family will have five on start line

The XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run is a race for anyone and everyone, and the Quinn family is a good example.

This year’s XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run is set for July 21 at the Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, Colorado, and it will feature a 10-kilometer course and a 5K course, both open to runners of all ages and abilities.

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Quinn FamilyFive members of the Quinn family are registered to run: Don and his wife, Mollie, and three of their children – DJ (15), Summer (10) and Aidan (9). Another sibling, Devin (14), will serve as the “support crew captain,” and his duties will include preparing breakfast for the family and taking photographs during the race.

Don said the family tries to train together, but they are not considered an ultra-competitive family. He said the Beaver Creek Trail Run is a perfect event for the family because it offers both a 10K and 5K. Don, Mollie and DJ plan to run in the 10K, while Summer and Aidan will enter the 5K.

“For the altitude we’ll be facing, we probably don’t train often enough,” Don said. “But when we do, we try to keep it fun. The plan right now is for everyone to run his or her own race. This will be the first time for our youngest and the third time for our second-youngest.”

The Quinns are a recognized family in many of the Colorado Rocky Mountain trails, mostly because they spend their summers there as volunteers. This summer, the entire family is volunteering at Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Golden, Colorado. They are also part of the XTERRA Trail Run Ambassador Team.

“We are excited to be XTERRA Trail Run Ambassadors,” Don said. “Through our volunteer jobs we have the opportunity to meet with many hundreds of trail runners, share trail information, and discuss training tactics and races. Trail runners are some of the nicest and most interesting people we meet in our travels.”

The Quinns are also known as a traveling family because they drive around the country in a RV, often stopping to run or bike on different trails in different states. So far, they have crossed through nearly 20 states in the past three years.

They have also stopped the RV to compete in previous XTERRA Trail Run races in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.

“We are somewhere in the mountains of Colorado for the summer, and it won’t be a long drive to Beaver Creek the night before the race,” Don said. “We are volunteering the day before at a state park, so it will be a late night for us. Thankfully, we will stay with some friends, so we don’t have to worry about setting up tents in the dark.”

To learn more about the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run or to register online, please visithttp://www.xterraplanet.com/xduro/beavercreek.html.

Woelfel, Newsom Make Impressive Runs at Cameron Park

Texas Series race features hot and challenging conditions

Ryan Woelfel and Aimee Newsom ran to convincing victories at the XTERRA Cameron Park Trail Run last weekend at Waco, Texas.

Jacob's LadderWoelfel was the overall winner of the 21-kilometer race, completing the course in 1 hour, 40 minutes, 11 seconds. He finished six minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Making it more impressive, Woelfel is still in high school – about to start his senior year at Stony Point High in Round Rock, Texas.

“The course at Cameron Park is my favorite of the trail runs I’ve done so far,” said Woelfel, 17. “It’s real technical and has many twists and turns.”

Woelfel took the lead almost from the start and stayed in front the entire course. Greg Rankin from Parker, Texas, placed second in 1:46:11. Rankin is Woelfel’s godfather, but Woelfel had no idea who was behind him until after the race.

“I actually ran the whole race by myself,” Woelfel said. “I didn’t realize Greg was in second until the end of the race.”

Eloy Gonzalez from Fort Worth was third in 1:47:41.

Newsom was an impressive fourth overall and the first overall female in 1:50:57. She finished more than nine minutes ahead of the other top women in the field.

“At one point I just had to stop looking at the pace on my watch … it was too hot, not to mention too hilly and rocky, to worry about exactly how fast I was going,” said Newsom, who works as a writer for a non-profit organization in The Woodlands, Texas. “That’s what makes these conditions really interesting, I think. It’s not always pace alone that determines the front-runners. Sometimes, a big factor is also who can stay hydrated or who can stay upright. Cameron Park had a lot of variables going for it, and I liked that.”

Tracie Akerhielm placed second in 2:00:02, and Jessica Scott was third in 2:06:27. Only a week prior to this race, Akerhielm placed first at the XTERRA Gator Bait Trail Run, and Newsom placed third. Newsom said the steep and rugged terrain suited her running style better than the faster course the week before.

Newsom passed Akerhielm during a steep climb up the “Jacob’s Ladder” staircase midway through the course, and stayed in front the rest of the way.

“Because it was such a twisting course, I was never really sure if Tracie was going to pop around a corner and catch me, and I had this nagging thought that maybe someone else was in front of me and I just hadn’t seen them yet!” Newsom said. “I wasn’t 100 percent sure that I was in the lead until some of the aid station folks told me so, and I had no idea how far ahead I was until I crossed the finish line.”

Once Newsom built a lead, she still had a scary moment on the course, though it wasn’t because of another runner. A hawk swooped down and hit the back of her head between miles 8 and 9.

“Maybe I got too close to a nest, or maybe it thought my bouncing hair was some sort of rodent lunch … I have no idea, and I didn’t stick around to look,” she said. “I thought for sure that my scalp would be bleeding, but it wasn’t.”

There was also a 5K short course, and Collin Carter and Sami Walters took top honors.

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The XTERRA Cameron Park Trail Run was the sixth of seven events in the 2012-13 season for the XTERRA Texas Trail Run Series. The season finale will be the XTERRA Magnolia Trail Run at Navasota, Texas, on July 13.

To register for the race or to learn more about it, please visit www.racerevolutions.com orwww.xterratrailrun.com.