What are the trails like? Are they technical? What is the elevation profile?

The Grasslands Trail Run is held in the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands, more than 20,000 acres managed by the U.S. Forest Service and situated north of Fort Worth. The trails loop among rolling hills and through a mixture of pine and oak grove forests, open fields, and livestock. The trails are mostly single-track, [...]

2018-03-06T00:49:09+00:00March 13th, 2017|

How is the course marked?

The trails in the LBJ National Grasslands are named by color. The Grasslands Trail Run uses the blue, white, yellow, and red trails. Each trail is marked using color-coded tree markers and streamers. Be sure to watch for these course markings—you should never go more than ¼ of a mile without seeing a marking. Keep [...]

2017-03-09T03:51:12+00:00March 9th, 2017|

How far apart are the aid stations?

Aid stations are located every 3 - 6 miles on the course. All aid stations will offer water, Tailwind and soda. Remember, we are a cupless race. You must carry your own hydration system. In addition to drinks, each aid station will have a mixture of food offerings to fuel our runners--especially those running [...]

2017-03-04T02:04:05+00:00March 4th, 2017|

What do you mean by a “cupless” race?

If you’ve run a road race, you have probably seen the streets littered with little paper or plastic cups. Imagine all of those cups on the trail–that would not be good for the environment or for any wildlife. Our goal is to leave the trails in the same shape as we found them. One of [...]

2017-02-18T14:29:50+00:00January 3rd, 2017|

What happens if it rains (or snows)?

We still run. Positive attitudes are required! If the weather risks the safety of our participants or volunteers, the race director will make the appropriate decision to keep both runners and volunteers safe. If the race must be canceled due to unforeseen events, no refunds will be given because all costs will already be incurred. [...]

2017-01-03T03:04:59+00:00January 3rd, 2017|

Can I change the race distance if I have already registered?

Sure–as long as that distance hasn’t filled up. If you are moving to a longer distance, you will need to pay the difference in registration. If you move to a shorter distance, you will not get that difference back.

2017-01-03T03:02:30+00:00January 3rd, 2017|

I registered for the race but now I can’t run. Can I get a refund?

We allow a refund if requested six weeks prior to the race date. Refunds granted will be 75% of the registration paid. Transaction fees are nonrefundable. A detailed refund policy is part of the registration process. Be sure to read that policy carefully.

2017-01-03T03:01:28+00:00January 3rd, 2017|

Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?

We definitely want you to have a shirt that you can wear. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes given during registration. If you would like to exchange for a different size, bring your clean shirt to the start/finish area after your race. We will exchange whenever possible after shirts have been distributed to [...]

2017-10-05T02:07:00+00:00January 3rd, 2017|