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WILDFLOWER

5k, 10k, 7M, Half, 25k, Full, 50k


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MAY 6-7, 2023

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BASTROP STATE PARK
BASTROP, TEXAS


#TRAILRACINGOVERTEXAS #WILDFLOWERTRAILRUN #TROT

Event Description

Wildflower takes place over two days with a range of standard and unique race distances. This is a great trail single trail system in Texas hill country with small rocky sections and nice climbs. The scenery allows you to see the fire-struck forest from 2011 as well as the rebirth of the Lost Pines in the area. Trails are still being rebuilt from the fires to this day, 2023 will feature a new trail section!

2023 Schedule

Friday, May 5th


3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Packet Pickup - Mayfest Park (Map)

4:00 - 5: 00 PM Race Briefing - Mayfest Park (Map)

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Saturday, May 6th

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SCHOOL BUS RUNS FROM 4:30 AM UNTIL 11:30 AM at MAYFEST PARK - NO PARKING IN BASTROP STATE PARK - SHUTTLE VAN 11:30 AM ONWARDS

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5:00 AM -8:00 AM: Packet Pickup Mayfest Park (Map) - Parking/Shuttle

6:00 AM: Start of the 50k

7:00 AM: Start of the 25k

7:30 AM: Start of the 10k

8:00 AM: Start of the 5k

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RACE CUTOFF 6:00 PM (12 HOURS)

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Sunday, May 7th

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SCHOOL BUS RUNS FROM 5:30 AM UNTIL 12:30 AM at MAYFEST PARK - NO PARKING IN BASTROP STATE PARK - SHUTTLE VAN 12:30 PM ONWARDS

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6:00 AM - 7:30 AM: Packet Pickup Mayfest Park (Map) - Parking/Shuttle

6:00 AM: WFL World Run Start 

7:00 AM: Start of the Marathon

7:30 AM: Start of the Half Marathon

8:00 AM: Start of the 7M

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RACE CUTOFF 3:00 PM (8 HOURS)

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Cutoffs

SATURDAY 6:00 PM (12 HOURS)

SUNDAY 3:00 PM (8 HOURS)

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The Race Director will monitor the progress of runners completing loops and make the ultimate decision on each runner departing on final loop(s) based on their ability to safely complete in the allocated time. This is out of respect for the park, volunteers, and staff. 

Dropdown & Event Change

You may change your registered event to a shorter distance during open registration on UltraSignup per the TROT policies.

Wings for Life World Run

Runners that wish to do the WFL World Run app run should signup for Team TROT and can do the global start on Sunday at 6 AM. Please return to the start of your registered event to start with everyone. Join Team TROT.

Aid Station and Support

We will have one fully stocked aid station at the Start/Finish line and one on the course at Harmon Rd.

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There will be a timing tent, an aid station tent, and a medical treatment area.

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Runners may set up their own support area around the start/finish area (away from TROT tents) for extended rest periods, personal gear, and preferences for food and hydration.

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Aid Station Items (subject to change/while quantities last):

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  • Fluids: Water, Ice, Gatorade, and Base Performance

  • Soda: Coke, Ginger Ale, Orange.

  • Electrolytes: Base Performance and Table Salt

  • Bars: Base Performance Bars

  • Sweet: Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

  • Salty: Pringles, Trail Mix, Chips 

  • Food: Sandwiches (PB&J, Nutella, PB, etc), Bean burrito rolls, fruit (bananas and oranges)

  • Medical: Bandages, Vasoline, Band Aids (limited), etc. ( NO NSAIDS e.g. ibuprofen) , Feminine Care Products

  • Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape 

  • Cooking (evening only): Grilled Cheese, Quesadillas, Soup, Noodles, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Ramen, Potatoes, and other "fun ultra concoctions".

  • Other: Cooling bucket, Gatoritas (hot weather), and other surprises!

 

We will have everything you need at our aid stations and usually throw in something extra at each event to make it fun. It's not uncommon to see cakes, pies, watermelons, etc… You never know what the surprise will be!

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Aid stations are for registered runners only, during the event (not before). Serving is by our volunteers and staff only. Crew members are not to use aid station supplies. Runners and crew are encouraged to have their own supply, especially for particular items or certain diet requirements.

Drop Bags

We will have a ground tarp at the Start/Finish area for drop bags and an area to leave personal gear. Remember there is no parking and you will be taking a shuttle, so pack light!

Pacers & Crew

This event does not allow pacers. Your crew can only set up tents/canopies from the road to the finish arch.

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Crew should only assist their runners in the start/finish area. Crew are not allowed beyond 400m on the course or inside aid stations.

Park Passes and Camping

All individuals 12 years or older (includes athlete/crew/pacer/spectator/etc.*) entering Bastrop State Park are required to purchase a $5 Special Events Park Pass. This fee goes directly to the park. Annual State Park Passes are not eligible for use during special events. A wristband will be issued once your order is confirmed at the check-in table located at packet pickup, or the main event tent once the race begins (for later arrivals). This covers trail access, parking, bathrooms, and showers. Passes must be pre-purchased online via the UltraSignup registration page.

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Camping and RV sites are limited and must be reserved via the Texas State Park Reservations system. 

 

*Volunteers will receive a complimentary wristband.

 

*Camp/Cabin/RV reservations made with the park will cover one family for Special Events Park pass, please show proof of reservation to TROT at checkin.

SHUTTLE & PARKING

NO PARKING INSIDE BASTROP STATE PARK

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Saturday, May 6th

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SCHOOL BUS RUNS FROM 4:30 AM UNTIL 11:30 AM at MAYFEST PARK - NO PARKING IN BASTROP STATE PARK - SHUTTLE VAN 11:30 AM ONWARDS

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Sunday, May 7th

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SCHOOL BUS RUNS FROM 5:30 AM UNTIL 12:30 AM at MAYFEST PARK - NO PARKING IN BASTROP STATE PARK - SHUTTLE VAN 12:30 PM ONWARDS

SWAG

Runners have a choice of items including Wildflower shirts or other TROT swag items at registration.

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MEDALS

Every participant will receive a handcrafted wood wildflower medal from Elevation Culture, a second medal will be available for those doing both days.

Trail Racing Over Texas Bastrop Wildflower Run Ultra Medal

COURSE INFO & MAPS

All races start/finish in the same location within Bastrop State Park, there is NO parking inside the park. Mayfest Park will have packet pickup and shuttles. We will have a Main Finish Line Aid Station for between laps and post-race (please show up to the start with everything you need to get going).  The on-course aid station (red cross on the map below) is at ~3.8mi from the finish line at Harmon Rd. The 5k will NOT pass the on-course aid station. ALL RACES MANDATORY carry your own hydration!

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5k: Scenic Overlook Trail to Old Rd Loop (NO AID)

10k: Scenic Overlook Trail to Harmon Rd Loop

25K: 2 x Scenic to Harmon loops & Scenic to Old Rd Loop

50K: 3 x Scenic Lost Pines Loop & Scenic to Old Rd

7M: Lookout & Scenic to Harmon with Lookout

Half: Lookout & 2 x Scenic to Harmon with Lookout each lap

Marathon: Lookout & 4 x Scenic to Harmon with Lookout each alp

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Tips:

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All Saturday races start with Scenic Overloop Trail (red) and run clockwise direction.

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The 5k does not pass the on-course aid station.

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All Sunday races start with the King of the Mountain Fehr Overlook, this is an out-and-back section, before beginning clockwise loops. All Sunday races will also go up to the lookout on every loop as they pass by.

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The on-course aid station is located ~3.8 miles from the start at Harmon Rd.

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The above race maps will take you to the Strava route with the elevation profile and map. You can also download the GPX to your watch for guidance.

VOLUNTEER

Earn future race credits, race swag, free park pass, food, and volunteer hours (as needed). Club support options are available as well for team aid station takeovers.

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See more info on our volunteer page: VOLUNTEER WITH TROT

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