Race Director

Guidelines for TTCS Series Member Race Directors

The Texas Trail Championship Series was created in 2013, initially with the Tejas Trails races. Since then, it has grown, adding more races every year. The races included are either TRAIL or ULTRA, which needs some defining. Our desire is to keep it off-road, but allow races on track or road are distances beyond the marathon distance. And we are particular to which races we include as well. We'd like to think these races are organized, insured, and pass the basic idea of a well run race. So, if you have any questions, contact Joe Prusaitis.

Calendar: Check our calendar for the current lineup of races: This should be your reference in an attempt avoid stepping on another race.

Race Director Fees: Currently suspected, so it's free for now (covid-induced) You will need to register once per venue. ($50 per) i.e.: Once for Bandera. Once for Hells Hills. Once for Pandora. Because, some of you can't or don't wish to pay for all your venues at the same time, you can select the venues you wish to pay for, but please pay before your race date.

Those of you that have more than a few races can send me check if you wish. Mail to: (Joe, 11502 Pradera Dr, Austin 78759), but make the check out to EDS (Event Data Solutions). And there is one other fee you are responsible for. The winners of each age category each season are eligible for a 50% discount into your race for the season immediately after they have won. So, a 2020 Fall season winner can get a 50% discount at any member race in the Spring of 2021. At the end of the season, I will send a list of the winners. It's usually around winners, but you'd be lucky to see 2.

About Race Conflicts: We do everything we can, as do all the race directors on this list, to avoid conflicts. But, sometimes these just cant be avoided. But, as long as we continue to work together, we will find the best possible solution for every conflict as it arises. After all, it does nobody any good to have conflicting venues on the same weekend. Everybody loses. Please understand that I actively work with each of you to avoid conflicts. Best way to avoid these is to post race dates as soon as possible, or you will be left with taking what is left, or finally bumping heads with another race venue over race dates.

WORKING with Each Other: We have a phenomenal thing going on here: A state-wide TRAIL/ULTRA point series. We draw in a lion's share of trail runners to these races. Besides all the other great reasons, people are now also going to your race to collect points. Maybe you are seeing runners you might not have seen before. And it's only getting better... and BIGGER! It would do us all well to support each other By Posting a link to this website and the logo, if for no other reason that to link to the calendar. If we all link to the calendar, then all the races should see more runners eyes looking at your raceā€¦ because they will see ALL of them. So, please post this link, and talk up this series. Because you have to know, OUR trail running Community is Growing.

Balancing SPRING & FALL Seasons: We do our best to balance the calendar with an equal amount of races between SPRING & FALL, but of course, this is never perfect. The midseason break typically split's mid-summer.

TTCS History by the numbers:
2020: (58 venues & 212 races: 67 ultra & 145 trail) split between Spring (30 venues & 109 races: 37 ultra & 72 trail) and Fall (28 venues & 103 races: 30 ultra & 73 trail).
2019: (50 venues & 176 races: 55 ultra & 121 trail) split between Spring (25 venues & 86 races: 29 ultra & 57 trail) and Fall (25 venues & 75 races: 26 ultra & 64 trail).
2018: (37 venues & 127 races: 45 ultra & 82 trail) split between Spring (19 venues & 66 races: 22 ultra & 44 trail) and Fall (18 venues & 61 races: 23 ultra & 38 trail).
2017: (31 venues & 100 races: 38 ultra & 62 trail) split between Spring (16 venues & 51 races: 18 ultra & 33 trail) and Fall (15 venues & 49 races: 20 ultra & 29 trail).
2016: (26 venues & 82 races: 36 ultra & 46 trail) split between Spring (13 venues & 41 races: 16 ultra & 25 trail) and Fall (13 venues & 41 races: 20 ultra & 21 trail).
2015: (28 venues & 81 races: 35 ultra & 46 trail).
2014: (28 venues & 82 races: 35 ultra & 47 trail).
2013: (12 venues & 34 races: 18 ultra & 18 trail).