Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Half Marathon and 5 Mile

About

Year Eight, year Eight and oh so great!  We have made a few changes.  We will be using a slightly changed course for the Half Marathoners in 2023, and we will also be moving the race a few weeks earlier to help with “the mud problem”  We will also have a snow/ice date of February 26th if the park is closed due to unsafe roads or if the park decides that the trails are not safe for the athletes on the races Janaury date.

We have seen every type of weather for this race over the years! It has been 85 degrees and bone dry and it has been 35 degrees, extremely slippery trails and the river crossing uncrossable.  Lean into it, have fun and just say WTF!

If you haven’t come out before, you are missing out on gorgeous trails, epic water crossings, hoodies, mega finisher’s medals, bumper stickers, fun prizes, great food and beer!  What better way to enjoy a mid-winter day!  This will again be the first race in the Trivium Running Series and the Triad Trail Mega Medal Series.

 

We also invite you to check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wtfhalf.

Details

When and Where

Saturday January 21st, 2023

Northeast Park
3421 Northeast Park Drive
Gibsonville , NC 27249

Parking

Parking will be available in various parking lots around the park, except for the one at the pool. Volunteers will be able to direct you to parking on race day.

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pickup: Friday, January 19th
Race Day: Sunday, January 21st
  • Packet Pickup: 7:45 am – 9:15 am
  • Race Start – 9:30 am (both 5 mile and Half Marathon)
  • 8.3 mile cutoff (2nd creek crossing): 11:50 pm
  • Course Closes: 1:15 pm

Entry Fees

Get a $25 refund on your registration fee if you get 5 friends to register using your unique referral link (emailed to you after you register)!

Event Early Bird – Through 7/31 Through 11/30 Through Race Day
Half Marathon $60 $65 $70
Half Marathon Economy* $44 $50
5 Mile $43 $48 $52
5 Mile Economy* $32 $38
Virtual** $32 $32 $32 (No registration after 1/19)

 

* If you are not interested in a medal, custom bib, or race hoodie, please select the Economy Package to still have an amazing race experience at a much reduced cost without all the goodies!

**Want to complete the whole Mega Medal, but are going to miss one of the races? Select the Virtual Race option and complete the race distance on your own time. Submit your virtual results by race day and we will have your race packet (shirt and medal) available for pick up after race day! (virtual packets can be shipped for a $10 shipping fee)

What You Get With Your Registration

Regular Registration

Economy Registration

Virtual Registration

  • Custom race hoodie
  • WTF 13.1 or 5 Finishers Medal

Awards

  • Awards for top three overall males and females in each race distance.
  • Awards for top three males and females in each race distance in the following 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; 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Top 3 overall male and female Ruckers (See ruck rules by clicking here)
    • Ruckers will be pre-weighed prior to the race.
      • Ruckers Under 150 lbs must have a backpack with 20 lbs
      • Ruckers Over 150 Lbs must have a backpack with 30 lbs
  • Special points for those competing as part of a select Running Club or Corporate Team (make sure to register as part of that team so you get the points!)

Maps

Course Maps

    5 Mile Course:

    The course starts out with a short section on road to allow runners to spread out. The rest of the course consists of hiking trail terrain.  While the majority of the trail is wide and extremely well maintained, there are some spots that are not used often and will have a rougher terrain to them.

    Waterstop 1: Mile 3.1 – water/gatorade
    Watersrop 2: Mile 4.8 – water/gel

    Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
    7.77 91.61
    hours km meters
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    Half Marathon Course

    The course starts out with a short section on road to allow runners to spread out. The rest of the course consists of hiking trail terrain.  While the majority of the trail is wide and extremely well maintained, there are some spots that are not used often and will have a rougher terrain to them.

    Waterstop 1: Mile 3.1 – water/gatorade
    Watersrop 2: Mile 4.8 – water/gel
    Waterstop 3: Mile 8.3 – water/gel
    Waterstop 4: Mile 9.9 – water/gatorade
    Note: If there are heavy rains leading up to the event and the stream crossing is closed, a three loop alternative course will be ready to go.

    Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
    01:21:49 16.00 31.32
    hours km meters
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    Half Marathon Course

    (2022 map currently shown)

    The course starts out with a short section on road to allow runners to spread out. The rest of the course consists of hiking trail terrain.  While the majority of the trail is wide and extremely well maintained, there are some spots that are not used often and will have a rougher terrain to them.

    Waterstop 1: Mile 3.1 – water/gatorade
    Watersrop 2: Mile 4.8 – water/gel
    Waterstop 3: Mile 8.3 – water/gel
    Waterstop 4: Mile 9.9 – water/gatorade
    Note: If there are heavy rains leading up to the event and the stream crossing is closed, a three loop alternative course will be ready to go.
    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.