Winter Trail Fest Half Marathon (WTF 13.1)

About

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. This will be year number three of this awesome late winter trail run and you don’t want to miss it! 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!

At the finish, we will have some warm cocoa, a bumper sticker and an awesome finisher’s 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?!”

Details

When and Where

Saturday March 2nd, 2019

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

Parking

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

If the race size grows above 300 athletes we will host an early packet pickup, location TBD.
Race Day: Saturday, March 2nd
  • Packet Pickup: 10:15 AM  – 11:45 AM
  • Race Start: 12:00 PM
  • Awards: Approximately 3:15 PM
  • Course Time Limit: 3:45 PM (17:10 pace)

Entry Fees

Type Until December 15th 12/16 – 1/15  1/16 – Race Day
Half Marathon $58 $63  $68
Half Marathon Economy Package* $48 $48 $52

 

* 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, and barcode lookup results
  • Post Race food and hot cocoa
  • A chance at awesome age group and overall awards
  • Custom race hoodie (not guaranteed if you register less than 2 weeks before the race)
  • WTF 13.1 Finishers Medal (2018 medal currently shown)

   

Economy Package
  • Chip Timing with live results, and barcode lookup results
  • Post Race food and hot cocoa
  • A chance at awesome age group and overall awards
  • Custom race hoodie 
  • WTF 13.1 Finishers Medal 

Awards

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+

Maps

Course Maps

    This course is awesome and traverses trails not utilized  by other events.  The water crossing is perfectly placed late in the race and gives you the option to go long, or cross the creek!  Click on the PDF link to take a look!

    Course Map

Rules

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.

Volunteer

Volunteering

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 or sign up at the link below. Thanks!

Register to Volunteer