Winter Trail Fest Half Marathon and 5 Miler

The Winter Trail Fest Half Marathon and 5 Miler will be the kickoff race for the Centennial Race Series, celebrating the Michigan State Parks Centennial.  Over the next two years you will be able to earn not only your finishers medal but also a commemorative medallion from each race in the Centennial Series!

This will be year number three of this awesome late winter trail run and you don’t want to miss it! We will be down at Yankee Springs for a winter trail half marathon race and we will be hoping for some of the nastiest conditions possible!  We really want you to earn your WTF Medal, Centennial Medallion, WTF bumper sticker and WTF custom hoodie!  The afternoon start will give you a chance to relax and enjoy the morning before tackling 13.1 brutal miles in the afternoon!

Not quite ready for a Half Marathon but still want to race?  In 2019 we are adding a 5 mile option!!

As with all of our races, Trivium is going to give you the best race experience possible with easy to follow trail markings, a lot of gels, gatorade, and water on the course, live results, and unique prizes!

At the finish, we will have some warm cocoa, a bumper sticker and an awesome finisher’s medal to show people when they ask you “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot were you thinking, racing a trail half marathon that crosses a creek in the middle of a Michigan winter?!”

When and Where

Saturday March 2nd, 2019

Yankee Springs State Recreation Area
2526 South Yankee Springs Road
Middleville, MI 49333

Schedule of Events

If the race size grows above 300 athletes we will host an early packet pickup, location TBD.
Race Day: Saturday, March 2nd
  • Packet Pickup: 10:15 AM  – 11:45 AM
  • Race Start: 12:00 PM
  • Awards: Approximately 3:15 PM
  • Course Time Limit: 3:45 PM (17:10 pace)

Entry Fees

Event Through 12/15 12/16 – 1/15 1/16 – Race Day
Half Marathon $58 $63 $68
Half Marathon Economy Package $48 $48 $52
5 Mile $40 $45 $50
5 Mile Economy Package $33 $33 $38

* The cost of racing is going up for everyone (both racers and race directors). We want to make sure every one of our races is accessible to every athlete.  If you are not interested in a finisher’s medal,  or race shirt, please select the economic option to still have an amazing race experience at a much reduced cost without the goodies!

What You Get With Your Registration

Regular Package
  • Chip Timing with live results, and barcode lookup results
  • Post Race food and hot cocoa
  • A chance at awesome age group and overall awards
  • Custom race hoodie (not guaranteed if you register less than 2 weeks before the race, please check registration site to see what sizes are still available)

  • WTF 13.1 Finishers Medal (2018 medal currently shown) and WTF Centennial Medallion




Economy Package
  • Chip Timing with live results, and barcode lookup results
  • Post Race food and hot cocoa
  • A chance at awesome age group and overall awards
  • Custom race hoodie 
  • WTF 13.1 Finishers Medal 

Timing / Awards

Awards to the top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females. Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 20 and under, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.


Parking will be available at Deep Lake Campground. All vehicles will be required to have the Michigan recreational passport on their vehicle. If you don’t have a passport on your license plate they can be purchased at the park for $11.00 for instate and $31.00 for nonresidents yearly. Nonresidents only also have option of a daily rate at $9.00. Volunteers will be able to direct you to parking on race day.

Check this map for parking details – Park Map

Rules & Guidelines

ATHLETES MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH EITHER A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP TO PARTICIPATE!! In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

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