4 ALL-NEW EVENTS ADDED TO THE WILDFLOWER EXPERIENCE WEEKEND!
Bring along your family and friends and build upon your personal Wildflower Experience by adding a warm up run, shake out run, afternoon paddle and yoga! We have plenty of options for you to participate in all the excitement at Lake San Antonio for the weekend. We’re pleased to offer a chip-timed 5k run, 10k run & 10 mile trail race, 2 mile and 6 mile SUP races plus yoga sessions throughout the weekend.
TRAIL RUN / 10 mile SATURDAY 8:10AM
You love challenging trail runs, but swimming or biking are not in your training plans at this time. Experience a version of the iconic Wildflower Long Course Triathlon trailrun with more trails than road. You will run along the shore of Lake San Antonio, through Harris Creek to the back country, up and down the hills of Long Valley and through the campgrounds and within the park. Along with a scenic run, you will be able to be part of the all-new Wildflower Experience complete with camping, expo booths, wine tasting, music, and entertainment. This experience is not usually available at other trail running events.
5K RUN / 3.1 mile SATURDAY 7:00PM
The Wildflower 5K will be a Saturday evening timed run through the Redonda Vista and Lupine Campgrounds. Before your fireside dinner and s’mores, you now have the option of running an evening 5K with the other athletes in the campgrounds. If you are racing on Sunday, make it a fun run to keep your anxiety down. If you already raced on Saturday, it is perfect way to loosen up your muscles from your race and join your friends and family that came with you. This event is perfect for everyone, including those who want to participate in strollers.
The start will be in the Redonda Vista Campgrounds next to the outdoor theater. Runners will proceed up the hill counter clockwise around Redonda Vista Drive. Turn right on the trail to Lupine Meadows and through Lupine Meadows to San Antonio Drive at Beach Road. Left turn on fire access trail along San Antonio Drive back to the Redonda Vista Intersection. Turn left on Redonda Vista Drive to the finish line near the outdoor theater.
10K Run / 6.2 mile SUNDAY 10:00AM
So, you want to be a part of the Wildflower Experience, but you’re not into swimming and cycling? The Wildflower 10K is perfect for you to experience the same run course that the Olympic Distance triathletes will race on. You will run along the lake on Shoreline Drive and fire access trails to Harris Creek and then experience the long uphill trek on San Antonio Drive from Harris Creek to Beach Hill. You will proceed back on the trails to Lynch Hill and then back on the road down the hill to the finish line. You can enjoy the rest of the day with food, wine and music while the triathletes are finishing.
10 km Start on Shoreline Drive by the Festival Stage between Festival Area 1 and Festival Area 2.
Depart on Shoreline Drive and proceed through “Beach City” to Harris Creek. Proceed on the fire access trail along the water, through the campgrounds past the parking lot onto San Antonio Drive. Proceed on San Antonio Drive until the Beach Hill intersection. Follow the fire access trail next to San Antonio Drive back to the Lynch Intersection. Go back on the road and turn right down Lynch Hill to the finish chute.
Stand Up Paddle
Thanks to the significant rainfall in early 2017, we are excited to introduce our all-new Stand Up Paddle board (SUP) race to our local paddling and Wildflower community! These races are designed to be inclusive for everyone from beginner to expert. All ages and levels are welcome to chose from a 2-mile Short Course or 6-mile Long Course.
Mens, Womens, Masters, 17&U, Masters & Relay Divisions available
Start Time: Saturday and Sunday afternoon ***Plus rentals available throughout the weekend
Keep Calm & Stretch On throughout your Wildflower weekend. Master Instructor Lauren Shannon of Central Coast Yoga & Pilates will be leading several free yoga classes throughout the weekend. Turn stress into strength, loosen tight muscles and center yourself in nature!
Free with festival entry.