The Rockledge Rumble Trail Run takes place on the challenging and popular North Shore Trail along the shore of Lake Grapevine, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, just north of the DFW airport. The trail varies between soft dirt paths to more technical and rocky sections further from the start/finish. The race finishes along the bank of the lake until runners are forced up the steep, wooden staircase. All distances start and end at Jackson Pavilion in Rockledge Park, Grapevine.
Your race entry includes your bib and timing chip, a long-sleeve, tri-blend race shirt, and a meal after your race. We will have hamburgers/cheeseburgers available with veggie options available. All finishers will receive a medal for their distance. Each race distance has a unique medal.
A portion of proceeds from the 2017 race will once again be donated to Warrior Expedition, a nonprofit that supports combat veterans transitioning from their military service by participating in long distance outdoor expeditions.
***This year’s Rockledge Rumble is sold out.
2017 Race Schedule
Thursday, November 9
Packet Pickup, Bear Creek Running Co., Keller
Friday, November 10
Packet Pickup, R.E.I. Southlake
4 – 7 pm
Saturday, November 11
6:00 am Packet Pickup Opens
6:45 am Ceremony Honoring Veterans
7:00 am 50K Start
7:30 am 30K Start
7:45 am 15K Start
All participants will receive a bib, race shirt, and post race meal with their entry. All finishers will earn a finisher’s medal after they cross the finish line. Top Male and Female finishers in all three distances, as well as top Master’s finishers, will earn prizes.
Aid Station Information
This is a cup-less race. Please bring your own hydration device to carry and consume fluids on the course. Water will be available at all aid stations and endurance drink will be available at the Twin Coves and near the start/finish. A variety of aid station foods will also be available. See Aid Station page for complete aid station information.
Supplies for 50K and 30K participants can be left in a drop bag at the aid station near the start/finish. Remember to pick up your drop bag after the race.
Time Cut Off
All 50K/30K participants must be past the Murrell Park aid station no later than 2:30 p.m. (50K: mile 26.7; 30K: mile 14.4) This cut off will be strictly enforced out of respect for all volunteers and the timing company.
Registration and Refund Policy
We understand that sometimes your plans change. Refunds are allowed if requested six weeks before the race. We will refund 75% of your registration price, not included the transaction fee.
We allow changes in race distance as long as we still have openings in that distance. If you are moving to a longer distance, you will need to pay the difference. If you are moving to a shorter distance, you will not get that difference back.
We allow bib transfers until one week prior to the race. 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 contact and medical information. If the shirt order has already been placed, your friend will need to accept the shirt size that you ordered.
The Rockledge Rumble was founded in 1996 by Fred Holmes and Jay Norman. The race was created to raise funds for the U.S. team to attend and compete in the 100K World Championship. Other race directors were Tom Crull and Cindy Melder. In 2015, Chris Barnwell became the volunteer race director of the Grasslands Trail Run. In 2016, Chris acquired both Grasslands and the Rockledge Rumble Trail Run with the goal to continue these Texas traditions for many years to come.
A special thank you to all past participants and volunteers. This race is great because of the community support. Thank you for returning year after year!