by Kathy Hudson, Terra Firma Racing
In only its 3rd year, The Reveille Peak 100k will go down in the record books as truly EPIC! This year’s race was scheduled for November in order to miss the grueling heat experienced on the granite rock slabs from past Septembers (2 years ago the temperature was 107 degrees). We can now say that Terra Firma has had their hottest and coldest races at Reveille Peak Ranch. With winter storm advisories in effect, temperatures in the mid 30s, and wind gusts to 22, the racers had their work cut out for them. It was not only survival of the fittest, but also of the most cold-tolerant. In these conditions, a few of the racers found out that falling in the creek was NOT an option. The race had over 6,000 feet of climbing for the day, just over 1,500 per 25K loop. With only 70 riders showing up in these kind of conditions, Terra Firma kicked in some extra to make the cash payout the biggest in the 3-year history of the race ~ $800 for men and $400 for women. 32% of the field did not complete the full 100k (32%), while 48 riders proved they had the GRIT to go the distance. 14 solo riders (40%) out of 35 were able to complete the course in under 8-hours and received the Reveille Peak 100 embroidered hat.
Reveille Peak Ranch trails will be OPEN every day for mountain biking/trail running during Thanksgiving week (except Thanksgiving Day)! Call (512) 755-1177 if you plan to come out. You can register for a day pass HERE
Name: Ally Davidson
Home: Austin, Texas
Occupation: President & Co-Founder of Camp Gladiator, an adult, outdoor, fitness boot camp recently recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the nation.
Welcome to Hunter Simmons, our new ranch manager/outdoor programs director, and Lori Endsley, our director of sales and marketing!
SCUBA diving at Reveille Peak Ranch just got better! In addition to the 15’x20’ platform installed at 22 feet, we’ve recently added four shaded staging areas and 330′ of beach front. Over the winter, we will add two more stairs, two more underwater platforms and a 36′ stationary dive boat for open water practice. A large parking area has been cleared just above the beach area and shaded deck, allowing for parking close to dive areas and freeing up the beach and picnic areas.
Joe Prusaitis, founder of Tejas Trails, began road running well after military duty, college, family and kids. “It was a short trip from there to trail,” he says, and after 20+ marathons he jumped into 50-mile and 100-mile races. From 1997 to 2008, he finished 35+ 100-milers and a plethora of other odd ultras in the mountains, plains, and deserts. He started race directing in 1992 and spent 15 years with the Austin Motorola Marathon. He founded Tejas Trails and Hill Country Trail Runners in 2002. He’s run 288 races and still competes when he can, but he spends most of his time now directing races or coaching runners.