2018 Edition of the Wildwood Trail Marathon is hosted by Terrain Trail Runners and Terrain Magazine
Wildwood Trail Marathon is a great wrap up to any runners racing season whether you run road or trail, novice or experienced the course will not disappoint. There will be miles and miles of great running through some of the beautiful trails in West County, St. Louis, Mo.
This Is a Cup-Free Event
PLEASE NOTE: WILDWOOD TRAIL MARATHON IS A CUP-FREE EVENT, which means there won't be any paper cups at aid stations, and there won't be any paper or plastic cups at our finish-lines. We won't be making any exceptions to this rule, so if you don't bring your own drinking receptacle come race-weekend, you'll want to pre-purchase a collapsible cup and if you don't already have a reusable soft flask to carry with you on the course (for soda & electrolyte drink, etc.), we will have the collapsible cups for purchase when you check in for the race and/or at packet pickup for $5 (quantities limited at check-in). Please help us keep our races eco-friendly, minimize the trash in the landfills and our trails clean. Together we can make a difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 doing 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.
The course is a combination of approximately 2 miles of paved greenway trail, gravel, dirt and 90 percent single track with enough rocks and roots to keep you present with approximate ELEVATION GAIN of 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!
Visit race website for Course Map.
START TIME & TIME LIMIT
The Wildwood Trail Marathon start time is 7:30 AM.
There is a hard cutoff for the marathon 8 hours. All runners must pass the last aid station at the Sherman Beach trailhead on the trip back (approx. 3.5 miles to the finish) prior to 2:30PM.
All cut-off times will be strictly enforced. Runners must be checked OUT of the last aid station BEFORE the cut-off time on their way back to the start/finish.
3 manned aid stations 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 5.5 miles with no distance greater than approximately 7.5 miles between aid stations. Restrooms will be at start/finish and the turn around at the Sherman Beach trailhead/aid station.
Race registration fees are NOT REFUNDABLE under any circumstance, race registrations are NOT TRANSFERABLE to a future years event.
We will allow bib transfers until November 25 IF you can find yourself a replacement and contact us with all details prior to the transfer deadline.
Please consider these factors carefully before completing your registration.
For detailed Race Policies please visit our website.
***DEADLINE FOR GUARANTEED HOODIES WITH YOUR REGISTRATION IS November 4, 2018***
**We cannot guarantee SWAG for Race Registrations made after November 15, 2018 but will work to get you your items post event.**
Included in your race registration fees:
- Each registered Marathon runner will receive a Custom Unisex Triblend full zip light hoodie
- All Marathon finishers will receive a custom finisher medal
- Race Photo's by Janzow Photography
- Post Race lunch courtesy THE GRAMAPHONE
Awards will be given for: Top three overall male & female performers.
Join us for some delicious sandwiches courtesy THE GRAMAPHONE and cheer on your fellow Wildwood Trail Marathon racers!
Local time: 11:19 AM
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.