Wildwood Games Sets 2016 Dates
20 Jul, 2015
The Columbia County CVB announced the dates for next year’s USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships and Wildwood Games. The event will return to Wildwood Park the weekend of June 4-5, 2016. In addition to the mountain bike race, the Wildwood Games will once again feature trail running, open water swimming, and disc golf.
A possible new addition to the schedule will be BMX at the new Blanchard Woods Park. “We are in discussions with the Blanchard Woods BMX association about adding bicycle motocross to the schedule. From the beginning, we’ve envisioned expanding the competition outside of Wildwood Park and highlighting other facilities in Columbia County. BMX is the logical next step”, said Randy DuTeau, executive director of the Columbia County CVB.
Event organizers are also planning to expand the “festival” component of the event to draw non-competitors who enjoy the outdoors healthy lifestyle elements of the Wildwood Games. “We are bringing in some new partners for next year who may help us realize our vision of having a true outdoor competition and festival”, said DuTeau. “We can see live music, food, vendors, and non-competition activities for outdoor enthusiasts be added to the event.”
The USA Cycling race and the 1.5 and 3 mile open water swimming races will be held Saturday, June 4. Disc golf and trail running races will take place on Sunday, June 5. The Wildwood Games trail races will once again offer 50K, marathon, half-marathon, and 10K distances. Festival hours and BMX information will be released later in the summer.
Registration for trail running and open water swimming have opened on Active.com. Mountain biking registration will open next spring and disc golf is scheduled to begin this fall. Information on the Wildwood Games can be found at WildwoodGames.com and on Facebook.