Waverly Park Trail Bash

5 Mile, Marathon

Event Date

Sat, Dec 28, 2019


Louisville, KY


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1/4 Marathon

$45 $45 Closed

1/2 Marathon

$55 $55 Closed

About This Activity

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will run from 1-6 PM on Friday, December 27th at Swag's Sports Shoes (East End). Please attempt to pick your packet up during this window (picking up for friends and family is encouraged). We will hold race day packet pickup if necessary from 7:45 AM until race start at 8:30 AM.

Race Day Info


A link to the exact location of the start line can be found here. Participants will park in the small gravel lot near the start line, along the road toward the lake, and at the round about at the end of the drive. We will use every inch of parking space, so again, PLEASE CARPOOL if at all possible.

A course map can be found on the race page below. The 1/4 marathon does one counterclockwise loop while the 1/2 does two loops. Aid stations will be located approximately at miles 4, 6.5, and 10. They will include typical aid station support. In an effort to be conscientious of our impact, this is a cupless race. This means that participants are expected to carry their own bladder/handheld bottle for hydration that can be filled at aid stations. Half Marathon runners are REQUIRED to carry at least 12 oz of fluids.

Cut off pace for the half marathon is ~16 min/mile (3:30 finish time). There is no cutoff for the 4 mile aid station, but any half marathon runner not through the 6.5 mile mark at the 1:45 mark will be pulled and scored as a 1/4 marathon participant. Any half marathon participant not through the 10 mile aid station at 2:40 will miss cutoff and be scored as a 1/4 marathon finisher based on their split time.

Switching Events

If you plan to switch events or end up switching events during the race (1/2 to 1/4 marathon, for example) PLEASE let us know in the timing trailer so that we can reassign your result to the correct event.

Join us for the first ever Waverly Park Trail Bash 1/4 & 1/2 Marathon to be run on the amazingly runnable Waverly Park Trail System!

Choose from a 1 lap 1/4 marathon (6.55 miles) or a 2 lap half marathon option through these wonderfully underrated trails. Runners will receive a race shirt, finisher/overall awards, professional chip timing, free race photos, a beautiful course on beginner-friendly trails.

The Waverly Park Trail Bash will be the second race in the all new Trail Bash Series! The Trail Bash Series aims to bring local, high quality trail races to the Louisville area through the winter months. With relatively short race options, the Trail Bash Series is ideal for new trail runners looking to experience the trail running world for the first time and veterans of the sport looking to maintain off-season fitness alike.

Aid Stations will be located at mile 4 (no cutoff), 6.5 (1:45 cutoff for the half), and 10 (2:40 cutoff for the half) for the half marathon and mile 4 for the 1/4 marathon. They will feature typical aid station support. This is a cupless event and runners will be expected to carry at least 12 oz of fluids for the half marathon.

You can expect high quality swag, beautiful race venues, and the wonderful community that surrounds trail running at each of our Trail Bash events. Run all three events and receive a special series award!

Register for all three races at once for a 10% savings.

Race 1 -- Race 2 -- Race 3

We will be enforcing an 18 minute/mile cutoff pace for the Half Marathon for the safety of all involved.

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