El Scorcho has been featured in the Houston Chronicle's RunHouston section! Here's what they had to say:
An Ultra in Texas in July?
A new ultra. A new marathon. And hopefully soon, we'll be able to share with you news of a new marathon series that is much like the Marathons of Texas.
First, the new ultra. And, yes, I did say in July. It is most appropriately named the El Scorcho Run and it makes its debut in Fort Worth's Trinity Park at midnight, July 15th.
Fort Worth running buddies Ryan Valdez and Jason Costantino asked themselves, "Who has ever run a ultramarathon in a park in the center of a big city, in the middle of a Texas summer, and in the darkest part of the night?"
Until now? Nobody.
"The course is located on a 3.1-mile loop inside beautiful Trinity Park," Valdez said. "Ninety percent of it will take place on a lit, crushed limestone path that meanders through the park and along the banks of the Trinity River."
He added that the course will have virtually no traffic and enjoy plenty of support.
"The three mile loop will allow us to keep an eye on everyone and make sure they are doing great," he added.
The registration fee for the 50K is $40 and the 25K is just $25.
And according to the Fort Worth Running Company's Jim Newsom, who is helping Valdez and Costantino with the event, the response so far has been pretty good.
"We've got about 30 so far and the event is still two months off," said Newsom. "We've had people from as far away as Colorado signing up."
"Most of the ultra clubs have indicated they are going to support our event."
Newsom indicated that Valdez would be listing the entrants on the web site and where they are from so people can get an idea of the field.
"We've having fun getting this event going." he said.