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Go rogue with a new sport at Reveille Peak Ranch on June 2

The facilities at Reveille Peak Ranch near Burnet. Photo Courtesy Reveille Peak Ranch

The final rugged lap of the Rogue Running Trail Series will cross granite outcroppings, top hills with spectacular views and veer into dry creek beds June 2 at Reveille Peak Ranch near Burnet. Both a 30K and 10K course are featured in this final race of a three-part series that began March 2 in Walnut Creek on a trail called The Maze. The second race, The Loop, was held at Emma Long Park in Austin.

The championship arm of the race will combine times of all three races to determine an overall winner and rugged runners-up. Awards also will be given in a stand-alone event exclusive to the Reveille Peak Ranch race.

Running a Rogue Race

Rogue racing was born in Austin in 2004 as an offshoot of RunTex University’s training model. Rogue racers think of themselves as athletes, not runners. Now a nonprofit organization, Rouge Running seeks to create an Olympic-level sport. The organization now has two specialty stores, one in Cedar Park and the other in Austin.

Its training center is located at 500 San Marcos St. in Austin, where beginner training classes are available.

“The human body can adapt to any stress if we give it time,” wrote Steve Sisson in an article on the Rogue Running website. “Our entire training program is focused upon gradually increasing your long-run milage and weekly mileage.

Reveille Peak Ranch is located at 105 CR 114 in Burnet County, where it maintains almost 60 miles of trails for mountain bikers and runners. It is open to the public on weekends.

Reveille Peak hosts a variety of races and competitions throughout the year. You can check the schedule on the website.

Participants in the Reveille Peak ranch Rogue Trail finale are welcome to camp on site. Restrooms and showers are available. A fee of $10 will be charged to spectators on the day of the race.

Also note the mountain-bike trails at Reveille will be closed until noon Sunday, June 2, because of the race.