Dinosaur Valley Endurance Run

at Dinosaur Valley State Park

100 Mile / 100K / 50K / Half Marathon

November 4-5, 2017 (100 Miler & 100K starts Nov. 4, 50K / Half starts Nov. 5)

Travel

Accommodations - Hotel | Accommodations - Camping | Dining and Attractions | Air/Ground Transportation

Trail runners from all over the United States, and all across the great state of Texas, travel to experience this event. Whether you’re traveling a short distance or far distance, we encourage you to enjoy the local attractions and make a weekend stay of your race weekend.

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ACCOMMODATIONS - HOTEL

If you’re traveling from Dallas or other cities East of Glen Rose:

HOST HOTEL
Holiday Inn Express Glen Rose
113 Paluxy Summit Blvd
Glen Rose, TX 76043

We haven't set up this host hotel for 2017 yet. But we'll let you know as soon as we do. For 2016: Glen Rose has been incredibly gracious to offer a special rate for all race participants ($115/night) when they call to reserve. In addition, we have been given an early breakfast on Saturday morning at 6 AM (normally 7AM) to 12 PM to hopefully allow time to enjoy a nutritious breakfast before you head to the start line. And one more thing, check out is at noon to give you a little extra time. Give them a call to reserve your room(s): (254) 898-9900

 

If you’re traveling from west of Glen Rose:

Hampton Inn Stephenville
910 South Harbin Drive
Stephenville, TX  76401

No discounted rates.

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS - CAMPING

If being one with nature for the weekend is your preference, we have several options for you:

  1. Official Campsites with Hookups: We have 44 water and eletric campsites with pads for $25 a piece inside the State Park. These sites must be reserved with us as the State Park has given us ALL the sites in the park. We will assign the spots right along the race course to those going the furthest (100 milers and 100K) so if you want to change in your tent, take a shower in your RV midrace, or access your own personal aid station or cheering squad, we've got you covered! Each site has picnic table, water hookup, electric hookup, 30 amp hookup, and fire ring and/or grill. When you register for the race, these are an optional add-on cost available. Get them while they're still available.
  2. Primitive Walk-In Campsites: We have 8 primitive walk-in sites along the race course for $15 each. Set up your tent and know you can access it during the race! It is a 1/3 to 1/2 mile walk-in, and these sites have a fire ring and a lantern post. When you register for the race, these are an optional add-on cost available. Get them while they're still available.
  3. No-Frills Ground Camping in a Field: We will have free no-frills ground camping in the Longhorn Field (longhorn steer NOT included, it's just the name) next to the Parking Field. Camping can begin to be set up at 3 pm on Friday, November 3. Everyone must be packed up and gone by noon on Sunday, November 6. You will be able to drive up to the entrance to the field to unload any tents and gear, and then will need to move your car to the Parking Field. The park has graciously offered to set out fire rings in this nicely mowed field so that campers can gather around there and enjoy the community aspect of the event! No open fires are allowed otherwise.
  4. No-Frills, No-Hookup RV Camping in a Field: RVs and campers can be parked in the Parking Field. However, there are no hookups. With your race entry, your vehicle can access the park itself Thursday through Sunday, and the dump station is $5. Also, any generators used in the parking field can not be used during Peace and Quiet park hours which is 10 pm to 6 am.
  5. Car Camping: You are welcome to sleep in your car parked in the Parking Field if that works best for you.

Everyone's vehicle will be tagged to allow access inside the park gates, where you can drive to restrooms with indoor plumbing and the campground shower building.

PLACES TO EAT

Click here to see where these top-rated restaurants are located:
Sweet Magnolia (Glen Rose)
Riverhouse Grill (Glen Rose)
Hammond’s BBQ (Glen Rose)
Loco Coyote Grill (Glen Rose)
Pastafinas (Stephenville)

 

PLACES TO HAVE FUN

While at Rough Creek for the weekend, there are multiple unique entertainment options:

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is an exotic animal ranch that spans 1,400 acres. The 9-mile driving tour is full of encounters with many different animals. Fossil Rim is a short 20 minute drive from Rough Creek Lodge and even shorter 10 minute drive from the Glen Rose hotels.

 

Dinosaur World is a fun, family attraction highlighting the prehistoric past of Glen Rose & Dinosaur Valley State Park. Located right outside the entrance of Dinosaur Valley State Park, it’s a great place for the kids to get exercise and see life-size dinosaur species.

 

 

 

Take a throwback trip to The Brazos Drive-In Theatre to grab some popcorn, tune in and turn up the radio, and enjoy a drive-in movie. About a 40 minute drive from Rough Creek Lodge, but still worth highlighting because these vintage opportunities are few and far between.

 

 

Finishing a trail race is cause for celebration.

We trust that you will be responsible, but an adult beverage is a common way to celebrate. Specifically if you’re traveling back to the D/FW-area, a stop on your return trip might include Revolver Brewing or Firestone & Robertson Distilling (book a reservation ahead of time for Firestone & Robertson). 

   

Air/Ground Transportation

A car will be needed to get around. There will be no shuttle service arranged, as we expect the vast majority of attendees to be locals or have rented a car for the trip from the airport.

Dallas, Texas is served by two area airports: Dallas-Love Field (DAL) is the smaller one where Southwest Airlines flies out of, and then all other airlines fly through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

DFW - Dallas-Fort Worth International - 82.8 miles, approx. 1 hr, 25 minutes in good traffic

DAL - Dallas Love Field - 86.0 miles, approx. 1 hr, 30 minutes in good traffic

 

 

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