Winter Trail Fest – West Michigan

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 of 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!

Not quite ready for a Half Marathon but still want to race?  There is also a 5 mile option!!

As with all of our races, Trivium is going to give you the best race experience possible with easy to follow trail markings, lots of aid on the course, live results, and unique prizes!

Half Marathon Records

5 Mile Records

Our 2022 WTF Medal will magnetically connect to our 2022 Summer Trail Fest Ultra and Half Marathon medal!!

2022 WTF Medal 2022 STFU Medal

Details

When and Where

Saturday March 5th, 2022

Deep Lake Rustic Campground
Deep Lake Rustic Campground
Middleville , MI 49333

Parking

Parking will be available at Deep Lake Campground. All vehicles will be required to have the Michigan State Park Recreational Passport on their vehicle. If you don’t have a passport on your license plate they can be purchased at the park for $17.00 for instate and $34.00 for nonresidents annually. Nonresidents only also have the 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 – Click Here

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pickup: Friday, March 4th, 2022
  •  Location TBD
Race Day: Saturday, March 5th, 2022
  • Packet Pickup: 10:15 AM  – 11:45 AM
  • Race Start: 12:00 PM
  • 5 Mile Cut off: 1:30 PM
  • Awards: Approximately 3:15 PM
  • Course Time Limit: 3:45 PM (17:10 pace)

Entry Fees

Event Through September 30th Through December 31st Through Race Day
Half Marathon $59 $66 $70
Economy Half* $50 $57
5 Mile $40 $45 $50
Economy 5 Mile* $35 $38
Virtual $35**

 

* 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!

**Registration for the virtual race will close on March 4, 2022

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 race hoodie (not guaranteed if you register less than 2 weeks before the race. Check registration site to see availability)
  • WTF Finishers Medal
  • WTF Bumper Sticker

Our 2022 WTF Medal will magnetically connect to our 2022 Summer Trail Fest Ultra and Half Marathon medal!!

 

Economy Package

  • Chip Timing with live results
  • Post Race food and hot cocoa
  • A chance at awesome age group and overall awards
  • Custom race hoodie 
  • WTF Finishers Medal 
  • WTF Bumper Sticker

Virtual Race

  • Results included in virtual race leaderboard
  • WTF race hoodie
  • WTF Finishers Medal
  • WTF 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. 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+

Virtual participants will not be eligible for awards.

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.