Winter Trail Fest (WTF) 2018


Some call it Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Half, some call it The Winter Trail Fest Half some just think What The F…..  This race is not for the weak at heart or the cold intolerant.  We will be down at Yankee Springs for a winter trail half marathon race and we will be hoping for some of the nastiest conditions possible!  We really want you to earn your WTF Medal and WTF custom hoodie!  The afternoon start will give you a chance to relax and enjoy the morning before tackling 13.1 brutal miles in the afternoon!

As with all of our races, Trivium is going to give you the best race experience possible with easy to follow trail markings, a lot of gels, gatorade and water on the course, live results, and unique prizes!  Come on out for our inaugural event!

At the finish, we will have some warm cocoa, a bumper sticker and an awesome finishers medal to show people when they ask you “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot were you thinking, racing a trail half marathon that crosses a creek in the middle of a Michigan winter?!”



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When and Where

Saturday March 3rd, 2018

Deep Lake Rustic Campground
2526 South Yankee Springs Road
Middleville , MI 49333


Parking will be available at Deep Lake Campground. All vehicles will be required to have the Michigan recreational passport on their vehicle. If you don’t have a passport on your license plate they can be purchased at the park for $11.00 for instate and $31.00 for nonresidents yearly. Nonresidents only also have option of a daily rate at $9.00. Volunteers will be able to direct you to parking on race day.

Check this map for parking details – Park Map

Schedule of Events

There will be no early packet pick up for this event. Packets may be picked up on race day.
Race Day: Saturday, March 3rd
  • Packet Pickup: 10:15am  – 11:45 am
  • Race Start: 12:00 PM
  • Awards: Approximately 3:15 PM
  • Time Cutoff: 3:45 PM

Entry Fees

Type Until December 31st Jan 1st – Jan 31st Feb 1st – Race Day
Half Marathon $55    *$44 $60     *$44 $65     *$50


* 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

  • Chip Timing with live results, and QR code lookup results
  • Custom race hoodie (not guaranteed if you register less than 2 weeks before the race)

  • Post Race food and hot cocoa
  • WTF 13.1 Finishers Medal

*Medals and hoodies not included for Economy Package registrations



Awards for top three overall males and females. Awards for top three male and female age group placers. Age groups: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+


Course Maps

    I love the new course Rob has put together.  Simpler to follow, it utilized trails not used by other events, and gives you the option to go long, or cross the creek!  Click on the PDF link to take a look!

    Course Map

    Start Finish Area Site Map

    Course Map

    Race Start Map

    Course Map


Rules & Guidelines

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), 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.

Refund Policy: 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). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.



Results for this event are available below:



Want to get involved in this event as a volunteer? We’d love for you to be a part of it!

If you have any questions about supporting our races, please drop us a line on the Contact page. Thanks!

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