Come and get your whopping!
Do you have it in you to receive a Wonderfully Wicked Woolastook Whopping? Are you ready to face your competitors in a challenge that can last up to 12 hours? Then read on!
For the second year in a row a 12 hour Last Person Standing trail running event will be held in Woolastook Park off Route 102 along the Kelly Creek on September 11, 2021. This is a postponed event from June 2020.
How does this event even work?
At 6:15AM you are welcome to drive your car up the hill to the race-site where a volunteer will guide you where to park. After parking you can setup a pop-tent/tent/deck-chairs/coolers/whatever on the grass beside your car. Race kit pick up will open at 6:30AM and will close at 7:50AM to make sure everyone is at the start line for the race-director's intro speech.
At 8AM sharp the horn goes off and all runners have exactly one hour to complete the loop on the trails of wonderful Woolastook Park and to be back at the start line, because at 9AM the horn goes off for loop number two. This loop is in the opposite direction! The course will be similar as in 2019; one loop will be about 6 kilometer long and will have around 170 meters of elevation, depending on your watch.
In the woods, about halfway along the course, there is a checkpoint where volunteers will check your bib number off a list to make sure you will do the whole loop and that we won't be missing anyone during or after the event.
The trails are a mixture of technical single and double track.
This will go on for 11 hours. The 12th and last hour will be a race in its normal sense of the word; in other words: you have to beat your opponents to the finish line.
But, you may not care about winning and just like participating: everyone is a hero! So just keep on running till you can't move your legs anymore. For those running more than 7 loops, you will be able to finish your (first?) ultra-marathon!
When you decide you have done enough loops, you can pick up your swag, because you have earned it! So, you will not get your swag without at least running one loop. We encourage you to hang out and enjoy the trail running community, eat food, drink a beer, jump in the river, whatever.
Although this event is not aiming at young people, we would like to give parents or caretakers the opportunity to run with their young ones. For that reason we have created a very limited number of 10 spots at $25 for 9-14 year olds; first come, first serve basis. The responsibility for the kid participating in the event will always remain with the parent or caretaker.
To be clear: all rules count for the kids as they do for the adults. So, they have to be back and ready to go for the next lap in one hour.
If, closer to the event, there are still kids' spots, but no more adult spots, I will adjust this so we can get a sold event and give as much people a chance to participate.
Food & drink
In between the laps you can eat and drink from what we have on offer for you (fruit, snacks, other good food, water). Of course you can bring whatever else you need for during and after the race.
In order to leave just footprints and nothing else we do not provide cups for water, so you have to bring your own cup, bottle, bladder etc.
When nature calls
We have some fine washrooms for you to fill to your heart's desire! You will find them close to the start/finish area.
We value safety and therefore we have a crew from Crabbe Mountain Ski Patrol on site for any first aid needs you might have.
There will be no refunds or deferrals. A short transfer period will open as soon as the race is sold out. If it sells out, that is.
There is no waiting list once sold out.
There will be no race day registrations; all registrations will have to be done on-line through Race Roster. On-line registration closes September 9 around noon.
Although we absolutely love your pooches and we are certain they are well-mannered, dogs are not allowed to participate.
Strollers are also not allowed due to insurance reasons, but you would have a hard time anyways on these trails.
There will be garbage and recycling bags at the start/finish area, so please don't leave any garbage behind in the park.
The park is open to the public, so bear in mind that you can encounter humans.
If you are coming from a little further away and would prefer to stay overnight, there is a possibility to camp at Woolastook campground, but they are primarily focused on long-term camping. Better choice would be the Mactaquac Provincial Park campground (Mactaquac campground reservation) or a new campground 5 minutes away, the River Run Resort and Grill (River Run Resort & Grill) or pick any of the hotels in Fredericton.
Countdown to event
$35.00Jul. 14 - Sep. 9
$25.00Jul. 14 - Sep. 9
- September 11 6:15 a.m. ADT - Race site open for parking and setting up your stuff
- September 11 6:30 a.m. ADT - Race kit pick up opens
- September 11 7:50 a.m. ADT - Race kit pick up closes
- September 11 7:50 a.m. ADT - Pre-race briefing
- September 11 8:00 a.m. ADT - Start of the race
- September 11 8:00 a.m. ADT - Your Wonderfully Wicked Woolastook Whopping is done!
- Event contact
- Jos Eijkelestam
- +1 506-897-0051