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BLUEPRINT FOR ATHLETES AUSTIN RATTLER RUN

The Blueprint for Athletes Austin Rattler Run takes participants on a double-loop course split between dirt roads and single tracks through the Texas countryside. With two distance options — 33K and 66K — this race offers the perfect starting point for race season.

Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance, based on the total number of registered racers at each qualifier event. Half of the qualifying spots will be allocated based on the top age-group performances and half will be drawn among riders who have finished the qualifier race within the allocated cut-off time.

Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 Run within the three days after the event. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year’s LT100 Run and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 Run are non-transferrable.

> Visit our LT100 Run Qualification System page for more information

Thursday, April 6
• 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup
Bike World (formerly Jack & Adam’s Bicycles; 300 S Lamar Suite L, Austin, TX 78704)
• 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup
Bicycle Sport Shop (517 S Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78704)

Friday, April 7
• 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)

Saturday, April 8
• 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration and packet pickup
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)

Sunday, April 9
• 5:00 a.m. – 5:45 a.m.Packet pickup and registration
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)
• 6:00 a.m. 66K race start – Headlamp required!
• 6:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 33K packet pickup and registration
• 9:00 a.m. 33K race start

Check out the 2016 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more.
> View the Athlete Guide

The race will start and finish at the Rocky Hill Ranch headquarters (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957), and the course will consist of roughly 50% dirt road and 50% single track. Each loop is 20.7 miles which starts with a fast 7 miles of dirt roads heading to the north end of the ranch, then continues with some of the sweetest single track in Texas. Runners will make their way back to the start, see all their closest friends and family and then hit the loop again. We’ll have loads of aid station support to fuel your run, and the post-race party will knock your socks off.

> View the Course Map

Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.

Course Cutoffs
There is an 11-hour time limit to finish the race. No runner will be allowed to start lap 2 after 11:30 a.m.

Aid Stations
There will be four aid stations per lap:
Aid Station 1 — Mile 6: Fluids only (water and Roctane)
Aid Station 2 — Mile 10.5: Fluids, chips, pretzels, M&M’s and Gu Gel
Aid Station 3 — Mile 16 : Fluids only (water and Roctane)
Aid Station 4 — Mile 20.7: Fluids, chips, pretzels, M&M’s, Gu Gel, bananas, oranges, watermelon and PB&J sandwiches

Drop Bags
Drop bags can be left at the designated area near the start/finish on Sunday morning. Bags must be claimed Sunday evening

  DEC 1-JAN 31 FEB 1 – FEB 28 MAR 1 – APR 7
Solo 66K $115 $125 $135
Solo 33K $70 $80 $90

Awards will be handed out on Sunday as the runners cross the finish line. Awards will be three deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10-year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.).

Camping at Rocky Hill Ranch

  • Fees: Fee for day use is $10 per person, per day. Day use includes mountain biking, hiking, trail running and picnics.
  • Tent camping: Fee for tent camping overnight is $15 per tent, per night. A $10 day use fee per person, per day, also applies. Children ages 12 and under receive free admission.
  • RV camping: To make an RV reservation, please email Pam Hill at GreyLHill@aol.com with your request. Fee for RV camping overnight is $30 per RV spot, per night. A $10 day use fee per person, per day, also applies. Two new 50Amp and two new 30Amp RV spaces have been added. There are 26 RV spots available.
  • Amenities: Showers and bathrooms with flush toilets are provided for all ranch visitors. Ice and firewood can be purchased at the food trailer.

Bastrop, TX (about 15 minutes away from Rocky Hill Ranch)


South Congress/downtown area
(about an hour away from Rocky Hill Ranch)

  • Hotel San Jose 512-444-7322 or 800-8897
  • Austin Hotel 512-441-1157
  • Hyatt Regency 512-477-1234
  • Wyndham Garden 512-448-2444

Austin Airport area (about an hour away from Rocky Hill Ranch)

  • La Quinta Inn 512-386-6800
  • Holiday Inn Express 800-465-4329
  • Courtyard 866-816-8698
  • Microtel Inn and Suites 512-334-4130
  • Super 8 512-334-4130

There will be trash and recycling containers at all full aid stations and the start/finish line. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.

We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.

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