When: Saturday, December 2nd 2017 – Schedule:

  • Packet Pick-Up Begins – 7:00 a.m.
  • 1/2 marathon – 8:00 a.m.
  • 5.5 mile – 8:30 a.m.
  • 2.5 mile – 9:00 a.m.
  • age group awards for 1/2 marathon – 11:00 a.m.
  • aid stations and finish line close – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Clear Bay Trails, Lake Thunderbird State Park (GPS N 35 12.249, W 97 14.399)

Distances (all milage is approximate):

  • 2.5 mile (on the long side – think of it as a 5k!)
  • 5.5 mile  (almost exactly 5.5 miles as measured by GPS and bike odometer)
  • 13.1 mile (hmm… pretty close, you may get a bonus tenth or two)

Sanctioned: This event is sanctioned and insured through the USATF (sanction number 17-27-233).  However, the course distances are not certified.

Trail Info and Map:

Maps for each race distance –

The trails are mostly single track and surprisingly hilly.  While not highly technical, there are some rocks and roots.

There will be flagging and big arrows marking the course.  There will be flagging tape across trails that you should NOT take. Do not go under any tape blocking trails or over logs blocking trails – that is the wrong way!

Aid Stations:

Will be CUPLESS!  You will need to provide your own bottle or cup or hydration pouch!

  • Half marathon – approximately mile 2, 8, and 11.5
  • 5.5 mile – approximately mile 2, 4.5
  • 2.5 mile – approximately mile 2

We will have water, Gatorade, a variety of cookies, pretzels, bananas, PB & J sandwiches, M&Ms, and gummy bears at aid stations.

Packet Pick Up: Race day only, beginning at 7:00 a.m. near start line.

Awards & Finishers Prizes:

All participants of all distances will receive a brown beanie (hat) tastefully embroidered with “POOP Trail Run” from one of our sponsors, University Silkscreen.  (UPDATE – We had no idea how popular this race would be and we ordered far fewer POOP Beanies than registered runners! At Packet Pick-up you will be asked if you want the Beanie or if you would forego the beanie and instead get a discount on your race entry next year.  I apologize for this hiccup – don’t worry everyone that wants a beanie will get one, just maybe a little late!)  Participants will also receive a “POOP Trail Run” cowbell, because, you know, we all need more cowbell!

Half marathon awards – Top 3 females and males in the following age groups will be awarded a unique prize that is crafted by one of our local businesses, Karl’s Plaques and Sugar Shenanigans, and a local Gramma!

15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up

The awards ceremony for the half marathon age group awards will be at 11:00 a.m.  Those still on the trail who win an award will be given theirs when they complete the run.

Post Run Festivities: One of the best things about trail runs is the food!  We will have hot beverages and breakfast burritos for all finishers and volunteers, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.  There will be a toast your own s’more station too!

Timing:  To keep costs down, the race will be manually timed.  This means posting online of individual race times may take a few days.  We encourage you to track your own time if immediate results are important to you.

Cut off Time: Aid stations and finish line area will be packed up at 2:00 p.m. (approximately 6 hours after the start of the half marathon)

Ice/Snow Weather Policy:  The run will happen as scheduled regardless of temperatures, but if there is a snow or ice storm the week of the event that makes travel treacherous or the trail difficult to run, we may reschedule.  The race director will make all race decisions based on maintaining the safety of the runners and volunteers.  Check weather forecast.

Questions about this Event?: Priscilla Crawford – 405-255-8106, or click Questions in the menu above