LaSalle Springs Middle School 3300 Highway 109, Wildwood, MO 63038 Start/finish at LaSalle Springs Middle School
The Wildwood Trail Marathon starts on the asphalt Hamilton-Carr Trail which takes runners to the chat surfaced Al Foster Memorial Trail. The Al Foster Memorial Trail will take marathoners to the Bluff View Trail, where they will climb to the bluff that gives the trail its name! After leaving the first aid station on the course, runners will proceed back down the Bluff View Trail and spend a number of gorgeous miles running the entire Rock Hollow Trail. Racers will then leave the Rock Hollow Trail and run the entire length of the Al Foster Memorial Trail to the Sherman Beach Trailhead. From Sherman Beach, runners will take a connector trail to the Cedar Bluff Trail, and return to Sherman Beach on the Stinging Nettle Trail. Once reaching Sherman Beach for the last time, competitors will travel on the Al Foster Memorial Trail and Hamilton-Carr Trail to the finish of the Marathon at LaSalle Spring Middle School.
Elevation Gain approx. 1500ft!
Please Note: THIS IS A TRAIL MARATHON AND NOT YOUR ROAD 26.2 SO YOU WILL BE RUNNING 26.2-ISH MILES. No Wimps, No Whining!
***It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course. While we mark the course to the best of our ability with signs, flour, volunteers, etc., in the end it becomes the athlete’s responsibility to know the course, based on the maps provided. We are not responsible for course sabotage or non-race personnel misdirecting athletes. And if you follow a pack of runners and know it’s the wrong way, don’t follow them. If there are any official course changes, a revised map will be posted on the website prior to the event AND announced at the race prior to the start***
START TIME & TIME LIMIT
The Wildwood Trail Marathon start time is 7:30 a.m. CST. The cut-off is 8 hours. Other cut-off times to note that will be strictly enforced are as follows: - All runners must be checked OUT of Sherman Beach Trailhead aid station prior to 2:30PM on their way back to the start/finish. **Please note if a runner is unable to make the above listed cut-off times at the aid station they will be not be allowed to continue on the course**
Three manned aid stations will be fully stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, gels, snacks, first aid and enthusiastic volunteers! This is a CUP FREE event so be sure to run with a handheld or hydration vest and carry a collapsible cup with you for electrolytes and soda.
**Approximate distance between aid stations is five miles with no distance greater than seven-and-a-half miles between aid stations.**
Restrooms are available at the start/finish and at the turn around at the Sherman Beach trailhead/aid station.
SWAG & AWARDS
***DEADLINE FOR GUARANTEED SWAG WITH YOUR REGISTRATION IS November 3, 2019*** **We cannot guarantee SWAG for Race Registrations made after November 15, 2019 but will work to get you your items post event.**
Included in your race registration fees: - Each registered Marathon runner will receive a Custom, Gender Specific, Long Sleeves T-Shirts from Headsweats
- All Marathon finishers will receive a custom finisher medal
Awards will be given for: Top three overall male & female performers
Join us for some delicious sandwiches courtesy THE GRAMAPHONEand cheer on your fellow Wildwood Trail Marathon racers!
FINISH-LINE BRACELETS (for non-runners & non-volunteers): Anyone eating or drinking needs to have a finish-line bracelet on the day they're otherwise running/volunteering. We will have finish-line bracelets for sale at the merch table on race-day ($5 - CASH ONLY) if you didn't already pre-purchase them via UltraSignup. If you aren't a registered runner or volunteer, pre-purchasing a bracelet online helps us better plan when we're purchasing items for the finish-line food and beer. $5 isn't very much for food and beer, but it helps cover our extra food and drink costs for spectators, and in turn helps us keep race costs down. It also helps ensure that we have food and drinks available for the last finishers and last volunteers back to the finish line.