Mar 06, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Run4Bibles Trail Run
Dallas TX, 75249
Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $100
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
Participant Limit: 250
Starting Elevation: 640
High Point: 780
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%
First Year of the Event: 2013
Men's Record: Brian Elliott (33) 1:40:44.66
Masters Men Record: Froylan Franco (48) 1:49:56.57
Women's Record: Anna Au 1:07:19
Masters Women Record: Suzanne Starks (54) 2:59:43.42
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve makes for a fun-filled challenging and beautiful run. You will run on a variety of trails from mulch, solid rock, gravel, dirt, steps made of dirt or rock, and wooden bridges over small creeks. The trails are a series of switch backs, some flat areas, and some straight up and downs, with some wide trails and some narrow. The area is wooded, with small streams and creeks through-out. There is also a large pond, a lookout tower, and a birdwatching hut. The race is noted to be the one of the toughest trail races in the Dallas/North Texas Area and is very popular with running clubs and runners.
*Walk Up Registration is Available also
Race Day Schedule
Marathon and ½ Marathon 2:00pm (1:00pm check-in)
10k 2:30pm (1:30 check-in)
5K 2:45pm (1:45pm check-in)
1 Mile Hike -n- Run 3:00pm (2:15 check-in)
What You Get!
Chip timed run.
T-shirts are available for purchase on your ticket until March 1, 2020.
Hand Carved wood medals made in DR Congo-Africa (for winners and finishers)
Free cooling Bandana, while supplies last.
Free Photos from the run to download from our Facebook Page: Run4Bibles.
ATRA members get a %10 discount: Enter THANK10 at check-out.
Great Trail snacks, water, and Gatorade.
We also host a second run in July called, “La Nuit” It is an all night trail run.
Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Description (other races are also found on this same course)
After a brief section of wide trail at the start, the loop turns down the secluded BackstagePass trail and up the Park in the Woods trail. The route then breaks out briefly into the sun on the Prairie trail, then back into the trees running the full course of the Bluebonnet and Escarpment trails. One of my favorite sections is the ascent on the Bluebonnet—it’s like running up the bed of a streamlet—which is what it becomes after a nice spring shower. Escarpment is a double-wide gentle descent so you can fly down it as much as you like–but half way down you must take a detour across EM1 and loop back to Escarpment via Red Oak. At the bottom of the hill is an aid station. From the aid station the Half Marathoners continue on to Cattail Pond and onwards to the rocky FossilValley trail. FossilValley has some good climbs in there, and retains a bit of mud for the longest time after any rains. You also get to take in the downhill on Trout Lily. At the top of the ridge you catch a brief section of the Cattail Pond trail before turning off onto Cedar Brake. This trail gives you a couple of good miles to stretch your legs, along with a few good climbs. Half way along this trail is another aid station. You return briefly to the Cattail Pond trail before turning off to run the Possumhaw trail. Coming out of Possumhaw trail, you get to race to the half-way line amid roaring cheers. Then you get to turn around and run it all again for the bragging rights of being one trail-tough Half Marathoner.
Register at: UltraSignUp.com!