waco tactical fitness
WTF is the WTF, you ask? We have often asked ourselves that very same question. While the true philosophical and existential answers continue to elude us, we offer this:
Waco Tactical Fitness is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting and hosting youth marksmanship activities. The property that we use is a 300 acre private ranch which offers a variety of terrain including hills, trails, woods and a river walk. It has several berms and shooting lanes, with distances out to 1000 yards. The Central Texas location and excellent facilities make this an ideal venue for standard rifle matches as well as biathlon competitions.
We have hosted WTF Biathlon events since 2016 (including one unforgettable mud-filled extravaganza) and the course gets more challenging every time. The shooting stages are dynamic and difficult and many require some serious problem-solving skills to complete. Regular Earth People, as well as some exceptionally good shooters, will have a DNF or two along the way. As a result, generally only about 10-12% of competitors run the course Clean (completing all stages and obstacles successfully). We intend to inspire conversations afterward about gear, strengths/weaknesses and how to improve for next time.
Our events are intended to be a true test of fitness, marksmanship and gear. This stuff is not for everyone. If any of the characteristics below apply to you, WTF may not be your cup of tea:
- You self-identify as a snowflake.
- Your spirit animal is the Unicorn.
- Your most cherished possession is your collection of participation trophies.
- You think that constructive criticism is mean.
- You tend to spend more money on guns than you do on ammo and training.
- Your boots are pretty clean.
- You don't like finding cuts and bruises all over your body.
- When little things don't go your way, it tends to ruin your whole day.
For more info on Rules and Procedures, click the BIATHLON button on the menu bar above. This video really captures what WTF is all about and some of what competitors can expect on the course.
Also, check out this interview we did on the In The Rabbit Hole podcast and this review of our first event, which includes some video. For suggestions on where to stay and eat, click on the WTF section of this Venue Guide.
Our Fall event in Crawford, Texas will be Oct 22-23, 2023.
2024 dates are Feb 17 in Arkansas, April 19 weekend in Crawford, and October 19 weekend in Crawford. Please subscribe to our email update feed and follow us on FB for ticket sale notifications and other announcements.