The Paris Pair

Saturday, September 17, 2022

About The Race

Located in northeast Texas, Paris, Texas is one of the stops along the NETT Trail, a rails to trails conversion route. The trail is a mix of asphalt trail, soft ground, gravel trails and some bridge crossings. This is a flat and fast course! So fast we’re working to make this a certified USATF course. More info soon.

All distances start and end at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Texas/Love Civic Center and are an out and back on the NETT Trail.

Run a race in the morning, at night, or both! Run Paris, y’all!

Events

  • 100K
  • 50K (AM Only)
  • Marathon (AM and PM)
  • Half Marathon (AM and PM)
  • 10K (AM and PM)
  • 5K (AM and PM)
Register

Location

Race Schedule

Saturday Morning

5:00–8:00 AM Morning packet pick up
5:45 AM     100K Pre-Race Briefing
6:00 AM      100K Race Starts
6:45 AM      50K/Marathon Pre-Race Briefing
7:00 AM      50K/Marathon Race Starts
7:15 AM      Half Marathon Pre-Race Briefing
7:30 AM      Half Marathon Race Starts
7:45 AM      10K/5K Pre-Race Briefing
8:00 AM      10K/5K Race Starts

Saturday Evening

4:00-7:00 PM Afternoon packet pick up
5:45 PM     Marathon Pre-Race Briefing
6:00 PM     Marathon Race Starts
6:45 PM     Half Marathon Pre-Race Briefing
7:00 PM     Half Marathon Race Starts
7:15 PM     10K/5K Pre-Race Briefing
7:30 PM     10K/5K Race Starts
2:00 AM     Cut off for 100K and all night race

Runners in PM races must have a headlamp

Course Maps

All races will be an out and back on along the NETT Trail.

A course map with details on the turnarounds will be coming soon.

Aid Stations

IMPORTANT: All runners must cary a hydration device (i.e. Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder) to participate in the race. 

We expect to have 2-3 aid stations along the course.

This is a cupless race. We do not provide cups to participants. However we do sell a rubber reusable collapsable cup for $3 each that can be purchased when you pick up your race packet. Water and endurance drink will be available at all aid stations along with typical aid station fare such as bananas, oranges, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potato chips, Oreos, fig cookies, soda, Salt Stick and much more.

Drop Bags

We anticipate having one drop bag location on the course for 100K runners.

Drop bags will be returned when the aid station shuts down. Post race, please be sure and pick up your drop bag. Under no circumstances will we mail or deliver a drop bag back to its owner.  Please keep drop bags to a reasonable size.

Pacers

We will only allow pacers in the 100K race. More details will be provided on pacer exchange points soon.

Lodging and Camping

Lodging

The Hampton Inn in Paris, TX is our host hotel for the Paris Pair. We have a negotiated rate of $112/night for the race. Please make all reservations prior to September 1st to be guaranteed this rate.

Camping

Car, tent, and limited RV camping will be available at the Start/Finish at the Love Civic Center.

Awards/Medals/Shirts

Registration and Refund Policy

We understand that things come up. If you can no longer run the race, if you let us know more than one month in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you let us know between one month and two weeks prior to race day, you will receive 50% race credit towards another Blaze Trails Running event. We will not allow any refunds or transfers less than two weeks before race day. No exceptions.

Bib transfers to another runner are allowed up until the two weeks prior to the race only if the race has not sold out. If you are interested in transferring your bib to a friend, please contact us immediately. It is very important for the safety of all runners that we have the correct contact and medical information. If the shirt order has already been placed, your friend agrees to accept the shirt size that you ordered. A $15 administration fee (plus transaction fee) will be charged to the person who is accepting the bib transfer. We do not allow transfers if the event has sold out and have a wait list. In that case, we will follow the posted refund policy and allow the next person on the wait list to register. We require transfers to be completed no later than two weeks prior to the race. This allows us to keep our focus on producing the event and other important race details during the race week. If you contact us in the last two weeks to ask for a transfer, we will not reply and the transfer is not allowed. No exceptions.

Refund and/or transfer requests must be made in writing by sending an email to info@blazetrails.com. Refunds are only processed as credit to a future event.

I further understand that I am not entitled to a refund if the race director and/or race officials are forced to cancel the race due to any participant safety issue on the course that is out of the race organizer’s control. This may include, but is not limited to flooding, lightning or any other weather condition that makes the course unsafe for participants.

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