As many of us unwillingly continue to sit around and wait for Covid restrictions to lift, hoping we’ll be able to enjoy our favorite races in person again, we in Waxhaw have decided to take matters into our own hands and just create our own! With several successful years of great F3 presence at The Ragnar Trail series, and having The Carolina Thread trail in our backyard, YHC along with several others figured a F3 trail relay would naturally be the next stupid idea… and with that, Waxhaw Trail Fest was born….WTF!
Here’s the basics:
Saturday May 1st, teams of 3, will run relay style on 3 different trail legs setup at Walnut Creek Park in Indian Land SC. The loops all start and stop at the WTF village where you and your fellow PAX can relax and enjoy some 2nd F until your next leg. The race is complete when all of your team runs each loop once, totaling approx 13 miles per runner. With a 6:30am starting line time, I would expect the final runners to be coming in around 1pm+ so plan accordingly, and arrive early to find your team. This may be the first time meeting your teammates.
Registration will be as an individual. We just need your info, including best estimated 5k road pace. We will assign all runners to evenly matched teams of 3 through a live draft held at The Waxhaw Taphouse on Wednesday 4/28 at 7pm. Runner presence for the draft is suggested, but not necessary. Every registered runner will get an email with updated Team information.
Cut-off time for registration will be 12 noon on Wednesday 4/28. We will need to assign teams that evening, and want to have everything in order. However, if you are still interested and it is passed the cutoff, please contact one of us. Will are still holding places for race-day alternates.
In the village we will provide music, hydration, a BBQ grill setup with a selection of food. Please bring your own chairs and a team canopy if desired. Any team snacks or preferred drinks are up to each team.
We are working on sponsors to help cover some of our overall costs. At this point we are taking a $10 registration fee to go toward trail and village setup, food, hydration ect. Any extra money will be added to the F3 Waxhaw fund.
Please send money to YHC via Venmo or Paypal to: @TonyAmore
Unfortunately the deadline to preorder t-shirts has passed. Those that ordered, the shirts should be available at the draft, otherwise they will be given out on race day. If you missed the deadline and are still interested, we have ordered a handful of extras that will be available on race day.