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I bet your thinking of flowers right now. Pretty colors lining the roadways and filling fields. But if you’re from my neck of the woods, Wildflower means something else.
Wildflower means triathlon.
Even before I was a runner, I knew what Wildflower was. Well, let me rephrase- I knew of it but had no real cognizance of a triathlon was. Even once I did pick up running, it was a little hard to grasp. And people think runners are crazy. Even once I fully understood the concept of a triathlon, it was another few years into my running adventure before I really grasped just how big Wildflower really was. This thing pulls a huge crowd and some big names.
Now, we live California and drought is a problem so Wildflower didn’t happen in 2017. Then in 2018, I saw that it was back, advertising as being bigger and better than offer. And they offered a 10K trail run- no swimming or cycling- where do I sign up???? Oh wait, it was only a week after the Big Sur Marathon. Dang, probably shouldn’t be registering for races 5 days after a hilly marathon. So I just had to hope that all the extras were here to stay for years to come.
Cue 2019- Wildflower is looking more awesome and it partnered with BibRave. Yay, happy dance!
So what does The Wildflower Experience have to offer? How about these race options?Triathlon-
Olympic Distance Course
Off Road Sprint
On Road Sprint
Trail Run ( 10.7 miles(
Stand Up Paddleboard
Open Water Swim
Want to embrace the “Woodstock” of it all? They offer camping packages. Tent or RV? Sure. Don’t want to bring your RV? They can supply one for you. Want a pre- set up tent with a legit bed in it? Yep, got that too. The cutest thing was the retro tin trailers but wow those sold out fast. 😀
As for what race I am doing, well, that’s the 10.7 mile trail run. Let’s do this! Don’t worry, haven’t gone crazy- I know I would fall off a bike.
Want to join me?? I’ll drive!Register for running events here*- https://wfexp.com/bibrave
And triathlon events here*- https://wfexp.com/bibravetriNo codes needed, the discounts are built into the links.
*only applies to races not camping