For the first time ever, XTERRA Rock Dallas will be held at night. Starting at 8 pm, the 5K, 15K, and half marathon trail runs will be run under the stars at the North Shore Mountain Bike Trail near Lake Grapevine in Flower Mound, Texas.
“Night running and cycling is popular on this course, so many of the locals are accustomed to it,” said race director, Kathy Duryea. “North Shore Trail is a great place to run because it has beautiful single track with varying terrain. You will get everything from sand to technical rock gardens.”
This is the third year for the trail run which began in 2014 with a 10K and a 25K.
“The trail run was hugely popular its first year,” said Duryea, “But then we had a big flood in 2015, which necessitated canceling the race because half of the course was under water.”
Again, in 2016, rain was heavy the night before the race. Duryea was determined to hold the event and worked well into the night with her crew to rebuild the course, despite thunder, lightning, and downpours.
“I’m crossing my fingers it stays dry this year,” she said.
Lake Grapevine is located on the northern edge of Grapevine, Texas near Dallas. The lake has areas to bike, run, hike, camp, and fish. More information about the park is available at www.lake-grapevine.com.
For more information about XTERRA Rock Dallas Trail Run and to register, visit https://www.racedirectorsolutions.com