Summer Trail Fest Ultra and Half Marathon

About

We will be working closely with the state to implement all necessary Covid measures to have a safe in-person event.  Modifications may include removal of post race activities, wave starts, and modified courses.  We cannot predict what June will look like in terms of the current pandemic, but we are committed to doing everything we can to host a live event.  Please make sure you are aware of our refund policy (found both on the registration page and under our rules page) prior to signing up.  We hope to see everyone in June!

If you have raced and loved our Winter Trail Fest Race (east or west), you will love our complimentary race, The Summer Trail Fest Ultra and Half Marathon.  This event will be a well aided, amazingly well marked event.  Taking place in the center of southern Michigan at Sleepy Hollow State Park will allow both our East side and West side racers to compete.  We have got an amazing medal that will connect magnetically to the WTF event medal! Since we have comfy, warm hoodies for our winter race, we will have awesome summer running singlets for our summer event!  Athletes will also be treated to a great summer grill out following the race.

Having a tough time getting motivated? We have got a solution: STFU and Run!  Worried you‘re not fast enough?  We have a 20 minute per mile cutoff! Not ready for an ultra? That’s fine, sign up for the half marathon! It’s time to quit with the excuses and STFU and Run.  The Summer Trail Fest Ultra and Half Marathon is a great way to get yourself motivated for 2021.   Paired with our unique Winter Trail Fest Half marathon and 5 mile medal it will be easy to say, WTF, I might as well STFU and Run in 2021! 

 

2021 STFU Medal 2021 WTF Medal

Double Medal!

 

Details

When and Where

Sunday June 20th, 2021

Sleepy Hollow State Park
7835 Price Rd
Laingsburg , MI 48848

Parking

There will be plenty of parking at the race start line.  We will have parking maps in the 2021 Athlete Guide and will also have parking direction signs on race day!

Schedule of Events

June 20th, 2020 – Race Day!

  • Packet Pickup – 6:00 am – 7:15 am
  • Pre-Race Announcements – 7:20 am
  • Both Races Start Time – 7:30 am
  • Course Cutoff – 5:50 pm (This is based on a 20 minute per mile cutoff time)

*note: Due to Covid the event timeline may modify closer to race day to accommodate waves or a time trial start. 

Entry Fees

Event Through March 10th Through May 10th Through Race Day
50 K  $90 $95 $100
Half Marathon  $55 $65 $70
Economy 50K* $75 $85
Economy Half*  $50 $55
Virtual  $45

* The cost of racing is going up for everyone (both racers and race directors). We want to make sure every one of our races is accessible to every athlete.  If you are not interested in a finisher’s medal,  or race shirt, please select the economic option to still have an amazing race experience at a much reduced cost without the goodies!

What You Get With Your Registration

Regular Package

  • Chip Timing with live results
  • Post race food and drinks
  • A chance at awesome age group and overall awards
  • Custom singlet – availability and size not guaranteed for registrations made within 2 weeks of race day (image coming soon)
  • A Custom “STFU and Run” Bumper Sticker
  • STFU Finisher’s Medal

Our 2021 STFU Medal will magnetically connect to our 2021 Winter Trail Fest Half Marathon and 5 Mile medal!!

2021 WTF Medal 2021 STFU Medal

Economy Package

  • Chip Timing with live results
  • Post Race food and drinks
  • A chance at awesome age group and overall awards
  • Custom race singlet
  • A Custom “STFU and Run” Bumper Sticker
  • STFU Finishers Medal 

Virtual Race

  • Results included in virtual race leaderboard
  • Custom singlet – availability and size not guaranteed for registrations made within 2 weeks of race day (image coming soon)
  • STFU Finishers Medal
  • A Custom “STFU and Run” Bumper Sticker
  • Packet available for pick up at race site or mailed (international shipping requests will incur additional shipping charges)

Awards

Awards for top three overall males and females in each distance.

Awards for top three male and female age group placers in the following age groups – 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Virtual participants will not be eligible for awards.

Maps

Course Maps

    Due to Covid we have not been able to finalize the course.  It should be completed by late winter.  The link shows a rough course, with an elevation chart if you click “elevation graph”  This is a one loop majority trail course.  You can also view the strava route here:

    https://www.strava.com/routes/2770748504427964366

    Due to Covid we have not been able to finalize the course.  It should be completed by late winter. The Ultra will be a two loop trip on the gorgeous trails around Sleepy Hollow State Park.   This is a mostly flat trail race, and an awesome opportunity to run some shaded trails in the summer.  You can also view the Strava route here:

    https://www.strava.com/routes/2770750248473688434

     

Rules

Rules & Guidelines

Refund Policy
In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency; public health emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refunds: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees).

Deferrals: Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.

Transfers: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee.

By registering for this race, you are agreeing to these policies.

Results