Want to run insanely long distances in the midst of a Texas summer? Well, here's your race! The Habanero Hundred offers up a 50K, a 100K and a 100 mile, plus a 100K and 100 mile 5-person relay option if you have four friends as crazy as you. The race kicks off at high noon and has a 30 hour cutoff time.
Organizers realize the dangers of running in such heat and have lots of advice for pre-race prep on their website. Plus, the loops are short, meaning you are always less than 4 miles from an aid station.
The 7.2 mile loop is a lollipop loop with a mix of terrains along the 300 ft per loop of up and down. Most of the trails are either partial or under canopy. There are few exposed sections of the course but much of it has tree shade. The trails are rolling trails with a mix of small rocks, packed single track, sandy spots and pine needle trail.