Race Instructions for Race to Build 5k & 10k Trail Race


Welcome Race Participants,


Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County and Williamson County Parks & Recreation by participating in the Race to Build 10k or 5k Trail Race on Sunday, March 4, 2018.  10K starts at 8:30am and 5K at 8:45am. The race is being put on by the Georgetown Running Club (GRC).

Volunteers still needed.  Click link to sign-up.  Some jobs allow you to still run.

Before getting into the details of the race, it is important that you understand that this is a trail race on rugged, natural trails.  These are not cinder trails that are in other areas of this park.  You will definitely encounter loose rocks, permanent rocks, dirt, leaves, sticks, tree branches, cactus as well as other natural obstacles and possibly wildlife.  The GRC and park have done our best to remove the high grass, but don’t let this fool you into thinking the trail is a well maintained, groomed trail.  Running strollers will not be allowed on the 10k Course because the trail is not wide enough in spots or suitable for them.  Running strollers are allowed but not recommended on the 5k Course.  This is for the safety of not only the person in the stroller but those on the course.  Dogs are also not allowed during the race.  Course maps available online at www.NoExcusesRunning.com.


Start Times, Bibs, & Chip Timing – 10k (8:30am) & 5k (8:45am)

The 10K will start at 8:30am followed by the 5K at 8:45amEspecially 10k racers, please don’t arrive late to the starting line because we cannot allow to start late because we have to close off the 10k turn before the 5k runners get there. Bibs should be worn on the FRONT.  This will be a chip timed event this year.  There will be on-site results as well as live results on-line provided by Event Data Solutions.


Weather Conditions – Rain or Shine

The race will happen rain or shine.  It is a trail race, so the more mud, the better.  Only lightning will postpone or cause cancellation of the event.  If you want to stay up to date on announcements, then join the Race to Build 5K & 10K Trail Race Facebook event or check the No Excuses Running website at www.NoExcusesRunning.com


Parking – 3005 County Road 175, Leander, TX

Race starts in the disc golf parking lot at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.  Parking for participants will be in the stadium, tennis courts, and soccer field parking lots.  Please follow directions by the volunteer parking directors.



There will be portable toilets located in the disc golf parking lot within 100m from the start/finish line.  If you prefer indoor toilets, they are located at the stadium (400m from the start/finish line), tennis courts (700m away), and softball fields (800m away).  Plan accordingly.


Shirt Guarantee – register by 2/18

Guaranteed shirt for entries received by 2/18, after that while supplies last.  If you registered on 2/19 or later then come to packet pick-up early to improve your chances of getting a shirt in your desired size.  You must also pick up your shirt at packet pick-up.  No shirts will be held after the event.


Kids’ Fun Run – following the final finisher – Race Day Registration only

There will be a Kids’ Fun Run that will be held after the final 10K finisher. The fun run is free but we suggest a $5 donation. All kid finishers will receive a ribbon.


Awards – after last 5k finisher & 10k finisher

Presented to top overall male and female runners, top masters male and female, and the top three male and female in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older.


Packet Pick-up & Registration – shirts must be picked up by 10k or 5k start

Friday, Mar 2nd, Rentsch Brewery, 2500 NE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626, 4-6pm

Saturday, Mar 3rd, REI (near IKEA), 201 University Oaks Blvd Suite 1100, Round Rock, TX 78664, 11am-5pm

Sunday, Mar 4th, at the race start from 7:30 – 8:25am



We would like to thank our Gold race sponsor:  TruWest Credit Union


We would like to thank our Silver race sponsors:  Keystone Concrete Placement and Taylor Morrison Communities


We would like to thank our Bronze race sponsors:  Rock Chiropractic, Long Horn Title Company and RBank

Also would like to thank CarMax as they will be sending 15+ volunteers and in return we receive a $500 grant sponsorship, AdvoCare for the electrolyte replacement drinks, REI for awards and hosting our packet pick-up, Rentsch Brewery for awards and hosting our packet pick-up, and the Retreat at Wolf Ranch for water & bananas.

 Other GRC Events

Red Poppy 5k – April 22, 2018

Another Dam Mile (Lake Georgetown Dam 1 Miler) – May 10, 2018

River Relays (2 person 5k, each person runs 1.55 miles) – July 22, 2018

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5 Miler – November 22, 2018

Race to Build 10k/5k Trail Race – March 3, 2019


Thank you for supporting our charities & don’t forget to thank the volunteers,


Bill Schroeder

President, Georgetown Running Club

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