Wild Hare 50
16 November 2019
Bluff Creek Ranch located in the rolling hills 60 miles east of Austin, is a working cattle ranch that has the distinction of being the first Mountain Bike Ranch in Texas. There are 8 miles of well shaded, rolling, single track trails that wind through hardwoods and pines. This is the venue for the annual Ultra marathon, Wild Hare.As the name implies, this race is a fast, frolic on a course of constantly changing terrain. It's a short 8mi loop, part of which is a mountain bike style roller coaster of twists & turns with shallow dips and 180 degree turns, another part open field which is fast and easy, and also a few climbs/descents over the bluff.
This course is mixed. The first part is a twisty, slightly rolling blast, taking you in and out of dry creek beds with plenty of 180 degree turns. There is one 50 yard long hill which drops into the back forty, which is all flat. Then you have to climb back out again, for a bit more twists into the finish.
There is plenty of parking near the start.
The aid stations begin with all the basics: water, Tailwind, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, salted items in pretzels and chips, sugars in candies, plus cookies, and pb&j sandwiches. Also, we usually find some fresh fruits.
Camping available at the start/finish.
Awards for Top male and female. Every finisher gets a commemorative medal to honor their achievement.
A food truck will be there for food purchases, should you or your crew need something a bit more to eat. Plenty of variety.