The 2019 Wildflower Trail Run has been CANCELLED to due flooding in the area and through the park.
The email sent to all registered runners is below.
Thursday May 9th
10am-6pm Packet Pickup @ Austin Trail Running Company
13219 US-183 #200, Austin, TX 78750
Friday May 10th
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup at Bastrop State Park Start/Finish
4:00pm-5:00pm Trail Briefing at Bastrop State Park Start/Finish
Saturday May 11th
SHUTTLE BUSES RUN FROM 4:30AM UNTIL 7PM at MAYFEST PARK
5am-8:00am Packet Pickup Bastrop State Park Start/Finish
6am Start of the 50k ( 5 loops of the 6.2 course)
7am Start of the 25k ( 2 loops 6.2 + 1 loop 3.8)
7:30am Start of the 10k ( 1 loop of the 6.2 course)
8:00am Start of the 5k ( 1 loop 3.8 course)
RACE CUTOFF 6pm 12 HOURS
Sunday May 12th
SHUTTLE BUSES RUN FROM 5:30A UNTIL 3PM at MAY FEST PARK
6am-7:30am Packet Pickup Bastrop State Park Start/Finish
7am Start of the Marathon ( Tower out/back, 4 6.2 loops)
7:30am Start of the Half Marathon ( Tower out/back 2 6.2 loops)
8:00am Start of the 7M ( Tower out/back and 1 6.2 loop)
Saturday Cutoff 12 HOURS
Sunday Cutoff 8 HOURS
Here is the final explanation of the loops.
5k- 1 loop 3.8
10k- 1 loop 6.2
7M Tower Trip Out/Back 1 loop 6.2
13.1- Tower Trip Out/Back 2 loops 6.2
25k- 2 loops 6.2 last loop 3.8 5k loop
26.2- Tower Trip Out/Back 4 loops 6.2 (1959' vert up and down)
Strava Link--> https://www.strava.com/activities/975544919
50k- 5 loops of the 6.2 loop (2254' vert up and down)
Strava Link--> https://www.strava.com/activities/973668790
Elevation: Good Rule of Thumb is about 80-90 feet per mile. So 13.1 would be around 1100' feet of gain and 5k would 270 feet of gain.
Here is some links to strava for the loops:
3.8 mile crossover and Back of the 6.2 loop--> https://www.strava.com/activities/958220991
Start of race to the Harmon Road--> https://www.strava.com/activities/958221138
Aid Stations for Each Below
WHAT'S ON THE TABLE
All aid stations (2) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.
Drinks-Gatorade, Water and Hammer Nutrition (sponsor)
Red Bull at all aid stations and pre/post race (sponsor)
Sodas-Coke, Ginger ale and maybe some orange as well.
Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes
Sweet- Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella
Salty-Pringles, Trail Mix, PB&J
PB&js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit ie bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits.
Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)
Medical including bandages, vasoline, band aids and other medical needs. ( NO NSAIDS ie ibuprofen)
Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor)
We will have everything you need at our aid stations and we usually throw in something to make it fun.
We have done sheet cake, pies, special candies, pineapple etc… You never know what the surprise will be!
We do our best to limit the footprint we leave at races and on the trails. With that being said we DO NOT have cups at all the aid stations for water. We encourage all of our runners to use reusable cups, bottles and hydration packs to carry water in.
DROP DOWNS AND DISTANCE CHANGES:
Once your race begins that is the distance you must finish to receive a medal for that distance. There is no dropping of distances during the race and you will be listed as a DNF no matter what the reason.
Online Distance Changes Until Wednesday of Race Week. All other changes must be in person and may not be changed due to sold out distances.
Go to UltraSignup.
Log into your account.
Under your name and “Account Into” towards the upper right of the screen select “Registration History”
On the "name of this race" , to the right of the date select “Edit”
Under “Switch Event?” select distance to change
Select “Checkout” to go through the process of paying the additional $ or changing lower. There will be a small UltraSignup fee if moving up in distance. During this process you will be dropping from the old distance, so you will need to immediately finish the checkout process to be added back into the the new distance.
There is a $5 fee per person per day for the special event that goes to the park. It does NOT matter if you have a parks pass for this race or not in this instance. You can pay for this Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday but it must be paid BEFORE you get your bib.
The shuttle will run from Mayfest park and to the start area on Saturday and Sunday.
Address: 25 American Legion Dr Bastrop, Texas.
The shuttle is 1.1 miles from the start of the race. You may walk once you park your car instead of taking the shuttle if you would like to not wait in line.
You can have a drop bag at the start/finish area and the outbound aid stations. All drop bags are due 5am on saturday or 6am on sunday.
There is no pacers for the race. Your crew can only set up tents/canopies from the road to the finish arch there is no other room for them to be there.
WE ENCOURAGE ALL RUNNERS TO STAY IN THE PARK. NOT ONLY DOES IT CUT BACK ON TRAFFIC IT ALSO HELPS THE PARK OUT AS WELL. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE CAMPGROUND FOR ALL DAY SATURDAY AS CHECK OUT IS 2pm NORMALLY.
CAMPSITE INFO BELOW
Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900
If you would like to stay in a hotel/motel click HERE for more information.
Also, if Bastrop Park is likely full you can also try:
Buescher State Park--> https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/buescher
South Shore by LCRA--> https://www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/lake-bastrop-south-shore-park.aspx
Directions to the park:
The park is one mile east of Bastrop on Texas 21, also accessible from the east on Texas 71 or by way of Buescher State Park along Park Road 1.
If you enter “Bastrop State Park” in a GPS when coming from the west, you may be routed off of HWY 71 to unpaved Harmon Road, and into the back of the park through Park Road 1C; try entering in “Park Rd 1 Bastrop, TX 78602”.
The Park HQ is located at:
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N: 30° 06' 36.61"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W: 97° 17' 12.98"
The closest airport to this race would be Austin Airport
Race Swag and Bonus Swag:
The Texas Bluebonnet shirt is for Saturday racers and the Indian Paintbrush is for Sunday racers
50k, 25k, 10k and 5k will have separate medal and swag.
26.2, 13.1 and 7M will have a separate medal and swag.
DOUBLE DAY MEDAL:
If you run a race on Saturday and Sunday you WILL receive a Double Day Medal no matter the distance.
Top 3 Men/Women + Top 2 Masters (50+) For Each Distance
We are doing awesome Wildflower Seed Bombs for the race. Something you can win, take home and replant to start something new.
With any race comes a small army that works behind the scenes to make it all happen. We think volunteers are the MOST important part of any race and we do our best to provide them with the best as well. If you have never been on the other side of the table than give it a shot.
Volunteer Shifts Range from 4-8 hours depending on event.
All of Our volunteers will receive:
Free park entry, an area to camp, race merchandise, and a provided meal on race day.
In Addition to this:
*If you volunteer for (1) Shift at any race you will get 50% off registration for any of our event in the future.
** If you volunteer for (2) Shifts at one race you will receive A FREE 100% Comped Entry Into any one of races in the future.
*** We will also have some shifts for our 100k and 100 mile races that we will give 100% comped entries for as well.
If you would like to volunteer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a schedule of shifts that can be worked as well as description of the jobs and what they entail.
We will be providing VOLUNTEER TRAINING in the process as well once you have been selected for the shifts as well.