Winter Trail Fest – Eastside

About

In its second year on the East side of the state we are excited to have it back in February where this event can hopefully be its most brutal!

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 Island Lake 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 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!

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

2022 WTF Medal 2021 STFU Medal

Details

When and Where

Saturday February 19th, 2022

Island Lake State Recreation Area
6301 Kensington Rd.
Brighton , MI 48116

Parking

This event will take place near the large beach access.  This means there are plenty of parking spots near the race start line.  On race day parking attendants and parking signs will help athletes with parking.

This is a State park, so a MI Recreation Passport is required for entrance (or one day fee will be charged). 

Schedule of Events

Race Day: Saturday, February 19th
  • Packet Pickup: 10:15 AM  – 11:45 AM
  • Half Marathon Pre Race Meeting: 11:20 AM
  • Half Marathon Race Start: 11:30 AM
  • 5 Mile Pre Race Meeting: 11:50 AM
  • 5 Mile Start: 12:00 PM
  • Half Marathon Cut off at Mile 5: 12:56 PM
  • Course Time Limit: 3:15 PM (17:10 pace)

 

Entry Fees

Event Through December 31st Through January 31st Through Race Day
Half Marathon $65 $71 $76
Economy Half* $50 $55
5 Mile $42 $47 $52
Economy 5 Mile* $35 $40
Virtual Race $40

* 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 race hoodie (not guaranteed if you register less than 2 weeks before the race) (2021 currently shown)

  • WTF Finishers Medal
  • WTF Bumper Sticker

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

2022 WTF Medal 2021 STFU 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 

Virtual Race

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

    Half Marathon Map

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    5 Mile Map

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    Half Marathon: Our preliminary half marathon course will utilize the amazing Hickory Ridge Trail for the first and last few miles while running the Yellow Loop on the Mountain Bike course in reverse for the middle miles.  We are still making very fine adjustments to the course, but will have it finalized by 1/22:

    https://www.strava.com/routes/2759921230743184792

    Aid:

    Mile 2.4 – Water

    Mile 5.2 – Water/Gatorade

    Mile 7.4  – Water/Humma Gels

    Mile 10.9 – Water/Gatorade

    Mile 11.3 – Water

    Course Map

    5 Mile: The 5 mile course will stay almost exclusively on the Hickory Ridge trail.  and will run it in a clockwise direction.  Please click the map to see.  We will finalize this course on 1/22

    Aid: 

    Mile 2.4 – Water

    Mile 3.6 – Water

    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.