Whispering Pines

WHISPERING PINES TRAIL RUN – Saturday May 14, 2016 – Tyler, Texas

 

**Registration has reached capacity.**
**Update 4/20: We received permission to add 30 more runners from the wait list. All of these runners have received a registration email invite from Webscorer. For invites not claimed within the next day-ish, the invite will get offered to the next person on the wait list.
 

**The registration page is now a waiting list for entries that may open up.**
**If you are registering someone 18 years old or younger OR 70+ please contact me before registering.


Whispering Pines Trail Run occurs on the plush pine needled single-track within the sweet trail system at Tyler State Park located 90 miles East of Dallas off Interstate-20, just north of downtown Tyler, Texas.

This scamper will challenge with its varied terrain as you run within the Texas pineywoods. You will experience a few roots, a few rocks, with the majority being nicely groomed single-track.

*Whispering Pines is part of the motivating and fun EBA High-5 Challenge Series. (You can run any EBA race without being involved with this series.)

*Whispering Pines is part of the 2016 Texas Trail Running Championship Series. New format and scoring. Fun and friendly. Learn more here. (You can run any EBA race without being involved with this series.)


What the Tribe is Saying about Whispering Pines…

You do a great job and I will be coming to more of your events. It was a great time with great people. I like the trail tribe and hope to get better at it.

Whispering Pines

Whispering Pines is a gem of a trail. Thanks Dave. What an awesome day, awesome crew, and delicious post run goodness.

Whispering Pines

Thank you so much for showing my little crew of first-timers the joy of the trail! Pure greatness!

Whispering Pines


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RACE INFORMATION

DATE: Saturday May 14, 2016

DISTANCE: 7 km, 10 mile, 20 mile, 50 km

USATF Sanctioned!

LOCATION: Tyler, Texas (Tyler State Park)

Tyler State Park located 90 miles East of Dallas off Interstate-20, just north of downtown Tyler, Texas.

Google Map Link

STARTING TIME: 50km/20mile – 7:00am, 10 mile / 7 km – 7:30am, Free Kid’s Fun Run – 7:35am

TIME LIMIT: 10 hour time limit! This is based on the 50 km start time.

LIVE RACE UPDATES and RESULTS: Check out the 3 ways to follow the action.

REGISTER: All-Inclusive Pricing. What’s included. (FYI – Online Registration closes on Monday May 9, 2016. There will be an entry limit of 300 runners.)

You can join the WP trail party and register at Webscorer. We are honored to share the day with you and super excited to support your adventure!

*Whispering Pines is part of the motivating and fun EBA High-5 Challenge Series. (You can run any EBA race without being involved with this series.)

*Whispering Pines is part of the 2016 Texas Trail Running Championship Series. New format and scoring. Fun and friendly. Learn more here. (You can run any EBA race without being involved with this series.)

**If you are registering someone 18 years old or younger OR 70+ please contact me before registering.

After registering:

**Must register by April 17th to receive a premium Organic cotton and bamboo event shirt!

CUP-FREE AID STATIONS: Since our very first race in 2011, we have beeen a cup-free racing event! In an effort to reduce our environmental impact (garbage creation, volunteer garbage pickup, etc), all aid stations will be cup-free. Please bring your own water bottle or hydration system. Yeah Earth! :)

See Cup-Free Racing Support for a list of hydrous options to support this transition.

PACKET PICK-UP / CHECK-IN: Race morning! We will be excitedly waiting. :)

ACCOMMODATIONS: A variety of campsites can be found at Tyler State Park.

Campsites closest to the race start/finish (Group Pavilion #3) include Cedar Point and Lakeview camping areas. It’s a fairly small park so all campsites are close and will only require a short drive, at most.

If the state park is full, Jellystone Park is four miles away.

The cities of Tyler and Lindale have a variety of hotel options that are close by.

FREE ENTRY / VOLUNTEER TRIBE:

Interested in a FREE EBA adventure for you, friend, or that unknown dude or dudette over by that big tree? Check out the Volunteer page on how you can support fellow runners and take home some completely transferable EBA discounts.

Be part of the EBA Volunteer tribe! We are extremely grateful for your support!

FINISHER’S GIFT and AWARDS:

All finishers will receive a usable finisher’s gift and unique medal.

Fast Feet gift awards for 50 km, 20 mile, 10 mile, and 7 km races:

  • Top 3 male and female finishers
  • Top male and female in age group 29-and-under
  • Top male and female in age group 30-39
  • Top male and female in age group 40-49
  • Top male and female in age group 50-59
  • Top male and female in age group 60+

*No stacking of awards. Overall awards assigned first. Then age group awards.  The gift award would roll down to the next person.

OTHER BORING BUT TRUE DETAILS:

  • All refunds will deduct a $10 processing fee.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable after April 17.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, including the event of inclement weather.
  • If something occurs that threatens the safety of the event, the event will be altered if reasonable possible, or the event may be delayed or canceled.
  • Entries cannot be rolled to another year.
  • Entries cannot be transferred to another person.
  • Event shirts not picked up on race day will not be mailed.

MORE INFO: Course Info and Maps | Results/MediaVolunteer


POST RACE

Be sure to enjoy some post-adventure food and cheer on fellow finishers.