Holidaze Marathon, Run & Gun and Gears & Guns Biathlons

Deemed, "Texas best adventure destination", Camp Eagle has been known for it’s mountain biking for quite some time now. And now we have an event for even the toughest mountain bikers - the Marathon! We are proud to host the Cramp Eagle Marathon by Hill Country Bicycle Works. This is the fifth race of the 2014 Hill Country Bicycle Works Texas Mountain Bike State Championship Marathon Series.

This is the fifth race of the 2014 Hill Country Bicycle Works Texas Mountain Bike State Championship Marathon Series.



Katie Capps 830.683.2330


Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau 800- 221-7958

Dates &


Race Day

6th - Holidaze Marathon

7th - Run and Gun Summer Biathlon & Gears and Guns Mountain Bike Biathlon

Camp Eagle - 6424 Hackberry Rd Rocksprings, TX 78880


Register On-Site

Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 8:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 7-8:30 am

ON SITE REGISTRATION: Payment can be made by Cash or Check. There are NO ATM's on property.

Register for the Cramp Eagle Mountain Bike Marathon
Register for the Gears and Guns Mountain Bike Biathlon

Gears and Guns



Biathlon Basics

In each shooting leg, racer gets 5 shots. For each miss, the racer must ride one 50 yard penalty lap. Example- racer rides Loop 1 and arrives at the shooting range. Racer puts on safety glasses and ear protection if not already wearing it. Racer picks up his racked gun and takes his five round magazine/ container of 5 shots. Racer goes to firing line and loads gun, shoots and hits the target 3 times with 2 misses. Racer unloads gun and leaves firing line back to safety line. Re-racks gun and gets on bike. Rides Loop 2 and upon coming to the penalty lap off Loop 2, goes around 2 times then continues on Loop 2. Comes into shooting area for second time, follows shooting procedure and gets 4 hits, one miss. Gets back on bike for Loop 3, and upon coming to penalty lap does one lap and then continues on to finish.

The Guns

Camp Guns- 22 Long Rifle Bolt Action Open Sights
Personal gun criteria: 22 Long Rifle either Bolt, Pump or Lever Action or Semi Automatic. If Semi Automatic, must have only 5 shots in a magazine. All guns must use Open Sights.


- Men Open: own guns
- Women Open: own guns
- Men Open: camp guns
- Women Open: camp guns


$50- includes $10 one day Biathlon license
$40- for USA Biathlon members
- Licenses inlcude Beer, Fajitas and use of Camp Guns and Ammunition if needed
$5 onsite late fee charged

The Format

Time trial format- 30 second intervals. All mountain bike loops are different.

Loop 1: 3K mountain bike loop - Shoot Offhand (standing)
Loop 2: 3K mountain bike loop - Shoot Prone
Loop 3: 3K mountain bike loop - Finish
All guns must be loaded at the firing line and once the five shots have been fired, the gun must be emptied with all safety features in place at the firing line.
5 rounds only, will be prepared in advance, in a container of some sort or a magazine depending on the gun, and inserted at the firing line. After shooting, magazines will be removed at the firing line with bolts open or a chamber flag inserted before racking gun. Tube fed magazines must have feed tube removed after shooting. Volunteers will hand the 5 shot magazines to racers using the Camp’s guns. Racers using their own guns will be responsible for picking up and loading their own guns.
If there is a failure to fire, either from the ammo or the gun, racer must wait with the rifle downrange for one minute. It will count as a shot and the racer will have to do a penalty lap.

Race Schedule

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

**Gears and Guns Biathlon**

7:30 - 9:00 am - Registration, Equipment pick-up and Athlete Check-In at Headwaters

9:15 am - Start list posted: Groups start in 30 second intervals

10:00 am - Start of Summer Biathlon

11:30 am - Lunch, beer(not for the sons...), music and awards for the Summer Biathlon


Race Details


Full Marathon (three laps):

Men: Open, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Women: Open, 19-29, 30-39, 40+

Half Marathon (two laps):

Men: 19-39, 40+
Women: All

One Lappers:

Men: All
Women: All


This is a USAC event. Licenses required. One-day licenses available for age group racers. Open Men/ Open Women must have annual license. $10 Non-USAC license fee charged at registration.


Full Marathon- 3 laps - $55
Half Marathon- 2 laps - $45
"I'm not quite fit enough" Marathon**- 1 lap - $40

The Laps

About 16 miles each

South Loop: Lisa Lane--> Longhorn--> Armadillo--> Fish
North Loop: Duck--> Boot--> Moon--> Texas--> Moon--> Duck
New Loop: Super Zip Trail--> One Mile Downhill--> Across Headwaters Bridge

Race Schedule

Friday, January 10, 2014

8:00-9:00pm - Registration / Athlete Check-In in the Coffee Shop

Saturday, January 11, 2014

7:00 - 8:30am - Registration / Athlete Check-In in the Pavilion

9:00 - START: mass start for each separate distance in 5 minute waves

12:00... - Lunch, beer, and music served up after the race free to registered riders.

3:30 - Cut-off (must begin final North Loop)

Food & Lodging


** Children 3 & under eat free! - Children older than 12 years are considered adults **


Dinner: 7:15 - 8:15 PM: Rio Grand Lodge, Pasta buffet dinner. $10.00 Adults, $8.00 children


Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Rio Grand Lodge, Breakfast Tacos. $6.00 for meal

Lunch: 1:30 - 3:30 PM: Rio Grand Lodge, Faijtas Buffet. $10.00 adults, $8.00 children

Dinner: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Rio Grand Lodge, Chicken Tenders. $10 for adults, $6 for children.


Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Rio Grand Lodge, Breakfast Sandwiches. $6.00 for meal

Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Headwaters, Burgers. $6.00 per meal

Dinner: None Offered




Closed- Opens August 11th, 2015 at 9:00am