April 23, 2022

Huntsville State Park, Huntsville, Texas
Race Start: 9:00 a.m.

The Gator Bait Adventure race includes approximately 3 miles of trail running, 10 miles of mountain biking, and 20–30 minutes of paddling. Lose yourself among the majestic trees and natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. The heavily wooded park adjoins the Sam Houston National Forest and encloses the 210 acre Lake Raven. The race is designed to take 1.5–2.5 hours on average. You may compete solo, as a 2-person team (where both racers must stay together the entire time) or a 2-3 person relay.

The paddle is in the boat of your choice. Due to the limited quantities of kayaks we have on hand we strongly recommend that participants bring their own boat if possible.  You can race in either a kayak or a canoe…but no pedal kayaks allowed (unless you pull the rudder portion up and lock it so that the pedals can’t be used).

Teams may bring their own boat or use one of the 2 person kayaks provided by Terra Firma on a first come first serve basis (6 will be available).   Teams must use one single boat.
Relay racers can bring their own boat or use one of the kayaks provided by Terra Firma on a first come first serve basis (9 will be available).
Solo racers can bring their own boat or use one of the kayaks provided by Terra Firma on a first come first serve basis (9 will be available).

 


 

Pricing

Solo Participants

Earlybird

$90 (per person)

After Sat. March 12

$100 (per person)

After April 19th

$120 (per person)

Team & Relay Participants

Earlybird

$80 (per person)

After Sat. March 12

$90 (per person)

After April 19th

$110 (per person)

Racers 18 years old and under get a $20 discount!
15% discount for military and first responders ( contact info@terrafirmaracing.com )


 

Categories

Each person on a team will register separately but use the same exact team name as your teammate.

  • 2 Person Male Team
  • 2 Person Female Team
  • 2 Person Coed Team
  • 2 Person Parent/Child (child under 18) Team
  • 2 Person 21 & Under Team
  • 2-3 Person Relay
  • Solo 21 & Under
  • Solo Male 49 & Under
  • Solo Male Masters (50+)
  • Solo Female 49 & Under
  • Solo Female Masters (50+)

Race Schedule

April 22nd (Fri)

  • Course open for pre-ride and run – Tentatively marked by 4:00pm
  • Packet Pickup 5-7 p.m.

April 23rd (Sat) RACE DAY

  • Packet Pickup – 7:00–8:30 a.m. – Huntsville State Park, follow race signs after entering at guard gate.
  • Pre-race brief – 8:40 a.m. (Race Start – Utility Easement next to Screened Shelter #1)
  • Solo and relay race starts – 9:00 a.m.
  • Team Race Start – 9:15 a.m.
  • Race awards – Noon (tentative)

NOTE: There is a $7 per person state park entry fee (free if you have a state park pass or kids 12 and under). Please be prepared to help the line at front gate move faster.


 

Tentative Course Map

Note: This map does not include the mystery event. That would ruin the mystery.

Gator Bait Adventure Race trail map

Gator Bait Adventure Race trail map

 


 

Huntsville State Park

Address:
Huntsville State Park
565 Park Road 40 West
Huntsville TX 77340

Huntsville State Park is open to the public and will not be closed just for this event so please be courteous of your fellow outdoor enthusiasts.
We highly recommend that participants obtain day use passes for the event (link below)

Huntsville State Park Day Use Pass

The state police patrol the park during race hours and you will get a ticket if you are caught speeding.

 


 

Lodging

Camping Reservations at Huntsville State Park

 


 

Extra Bits

Right to Cancel or Reschedule: Terra Firma Racing LLC reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time that day or alternate date within the year—if available. In the event of a CANCELLATION with no ability to reschedule, there will be NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEES. Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry paid.