WIldflower Half

50k, 26.2, 25k, 13.1, 1ok and 5k

 May 6-7th 2017

Bastrop State Park

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a great rolling course with some small rocky and technical sections. 



SCHEDULE:

Friday May 5th
3:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup Bastrop State Park Start/Finish

4:00pm-5:00pm Trail Brief Bastrop State Park Start/Finish


Saturday May 6th

SHUTTLE BUSES RUN FROM 4:30AM UNTIL 7PM

5am-8:00am Packet Pickup Bastrop State Park Start/Finish

6am Start of the 50k

7am Start of the 25k

7:30am Start of the 10k

8:00am Start of the 5k

RACE CUTOFF 6pm 12 HOURS

Sunday May 7th

SHUTTLE BUSES RUN FROM 5:30 UNTIL 3PM

6am-7:30am Packet Pickup Bastrop State Park Start/Finish

7am Start of the Marathon

7:30am Start of the Half Marathon

CUTOFFS:

Saturday Cutoff 12 HOURS

Sunday Cutoff 8 HOURS


AID STATIONS/maps:

Bastrop State Park is working on their trails right now and is planning on adding more trail as well in the process. Below is what the estimated distances will be upon their completion. 

5k- 1 loop 3.1

10k- 1 loop 6.2

13.1- 2 loops of 6.2

25k- 3 loops 5.2

26.2- 4 loops 6.55

50k- 5 loops 6.2 per loop


WHAT'S ON THE TABLE

All aid stations  are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies.

Drinks-Gatorade, Water and Tailwind 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!

CUPLESS RACING

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. 

PARKING:

There is a $5 fee per person for entering in the park. Children under $12 do not have to pay this fee. By purchasing a Texas State Park Pass you will get free unlimited entry into Texas State Parks and Discounts on Camping as well. You will pay the entry fee of $5 per person to TROT on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday. 


SHUTTLE:

The shuttle will run from Mayfest park and to the start area on Saturday and Sunday.

 


DROP BAGS:

You can have a drop bag at the start/finish area.

PACERS/CREW:

No pacers and crew can situate at the start/finish area. 

LODGING:

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

For Campsites http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/bastrop/fees-facilities/campsites

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

If you would like to stay in a hotel/motel click HERE for more information.



 

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"

AIRPORTS:

The closest airport to this race would be Austin Airport


BENEFICIARIES:

Friends of the Lost Pines

The Friends of the Lost Pines has built our Amphitheater in Buescher State Park, Bought playground equipment for both Parks, provided a Greenhouse for the Parks to recover our Special Loblolly Pines, provided tools and other equipment to the Park Staffs, funded advertising for the Parks at events, provided Volunteers for work at the Parks, helped build our trail systems, and provided funding for our recovery efforts after forest fires in both Parks and a flood and loss of the dam in Bastrop State Park.


medals/AWARDS:

SAT:

50k, 25k, 10k and 5k will have separate medal and swag.

SUN:

26.2 and 13.1 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. 

 

Awards

Top 3 Men/Women + Top 2 Masters (50+) For Each Distance


2015 Results, Pictures and Blogs

Here are the Official Results for your times at Ultrasignup.com https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=37496

Pictures from our Photogs 3 albums they are FREE for you. If you want to credit us you can PC: Trail Racing Over Texas
Album 1
Album 2
Album 3

 

Pines Pair Award. If you finished your race at the Wildflower Half and you finish a race at Habanero Hundred you will get the Pines Pair Award named for the Lost Pines that both races are in. 


MAPS:


VOLUNTEERING:

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.

Organizing a group to staff an aid station can be a great fundraiser opportunity for your organization. Earn up to $250 for your cause or that money can be used towards travel expenses among the members of your group, use it however you see fit.  

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 emails us at volunteer@trailracingovertexas.com 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.

SPONSORS: