Green Beret Fitness Operation RED DWARF

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Event Name: Green Beret Fitness Operation RED DWARF

Company Name: Green Beret Fitness

Start Date: February 25, 2023 at 07:30 PM (Local Time at Event Location)

Location: Montgomery, Texas

Location Name: Lone Star Hiking Trail, Texas

Location Address: Bethel Rd, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

Operation RED DWARF

"A red dwarf is the smallest and coolest kind of star."

Distance: 6.5 +/- miles

Event Brief Time: Saturday 25 February 2023 0830hrs 

FUP (Forming Up Point) Location: Lone Star Hiking Trail, TX

Event Finish Time: Saturday 25 February 2023 1600hrs

Finish Location: Lone Star Hiking Trail, TX


Green Beret Fitness arrives in Texas to issue a challenge on the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT), the only long-distance hiking trail in the state. At 128 miles, it’s the state’s longest continuously marked and maintained footpath.

Located in the woodlands of the Sam Houston National Forest, the LSHT is just a few hours’ drive from Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.


Candidates must race to complete the 6.5+/- mile route in under 3 hours to PASS and under 1.5 hours to earn the GBF Op LONE STAR Dog Tag.


Candidates will meet at Lone Star Hiking Trail and prepare their gear. Each candidate must carry 30 lbs plus any water and food. This will be weighed at the start and finish.

At 0830hrs, GBF Staff will give an event brief before checking the candidate's kit. Once GBF Staff are happy, candidates will be released together to begin the route.

Although navigation via AllTrails or Google Maps is simple and accurate, candidates may wish to carry paper maps, in addition to their smartphone, for safety.

Candidates finishing in under 3 hours will receive the highly sought-after 'GBF Operation LONE STAR’ dog tags.

Service Support

- Mapping. You can navigate this route easily from the AllTrails app on your Smartphone. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS for redundancy. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership.

- Route. Operation RED DWARF.

- Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice but they are reminded this is a rural event with little provision for support away from the main roads. Wet weather gear is advised in case of inclement weather conditions.

- Equipment.

This list is mandatory:

- Replen. There will be a water checkpoint at the start/finish location which is also the halfway point in this route.

- Rations. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 x high-energy bars as emergency rations. It is the candidates' own decision if they wish to take extra food with them.

- Water. Candidates are advised to carry a minimum of 3 litres of water. The use of hydration bladders is encouraged.

- Medical. A personal medical kit is required by every candidate. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions prior to starting the event.

Command and Signal

GBF HQ - 9419939432

Weight - candidate’s backpacks must weight 30 lbs without water and food.

Numbers - Maximum number of candidates 60. Minimum number of candidates 10.

Cost - $69

Refunds - Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher for future events. Refunds within 30 days of an event will not be possible.

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