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The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Weekend

January 14 @ 8:00 AM

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Kick off your New Year with the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Weekend! Brought to you by Epic Races in partnership with Huron Meadows Metropark and Team NordicSkiRacer, this weekend of cross-country races allows you enjoy the natural beauty of Huron Meadows while skiing through the scenic parklands towards the finish line. With guaranteed snow — Huron Meadows makes snow for cross-country enthusiasts — and distances ideal for both first-time ski racers and experienced Nordic ski competitors, the Frosty Ski Fest is a fabulous way to bring wonder to your winter!

 

Race Events

Saturday, January 14:

The REI Frosty Freestyle 15K — an exciting mixture of rolling hills, climbs, descents, and technical challenges

The REI Frosty Freestyle 5K — a cool combination of curves, straightaways, and just enough of an uphill to make it interesting

Sunday, January 15:

Krazy Klassic 12K — three laps around a 4K double-track loop that traverses the south side of the park and travels almost entirely through woodlands.

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Krazy Klassic 8K — two laps around the wooded, double-track 4K loop.

Register for a Frosty Ski Fest Combo (race both Saturday and Sunday) and save $10 on the combined registration fee! Bonus: the first 250 skiers to register for either the REI Frosty Freestyle 5K or the REI Frosty Freestyle 15K will receive a festive Frosty Ski Fest hoo-rag!

 

 

The Michigan Senior Olympics

michiganseniorolympicsThe Krazy Klassic ski races on Sunday, January 15 are now part of the Michigan Senior Olympics! Participants ages 50 and up will be given the option to participate — at no additional cost — in the Michigan Senior Olympics, and the top three finishers in each age group will receive a special MSO medal!

 

The Michigan Cup Series

The Frosty Ski Fest races are part of the Michigan Cup Series of cross-country races. The REI Frosty Freestyle 15K and the Krazy Klassic 12K are designated as Senior Freestyle Races: senior racers ages 20 and up will receive Michigan Cup Freestyle Points for completing these events. The REI Frosty Freestyle 5K and Krazy Klassic 8K distances are classified as Michigan Cup Series Junior Points Races. Junior racers ages 19 and under will receive Michigan Cup freestyle points for completing these races. The REI Frosty Freestyle 5K and Krazy Klassic 8K are also Michigan Cup Series Fun Races. All senior racers ages 20 and up will receive 10 points for participating in these races.

 

Fun for the Littlest Skiers!

Be sure to bring the little ones along, as the Frosty Ski Fest features a kids’ race on Saturday at 9:30 AM for children ages 5 to 11. This event provides youngsters with the opportunity to test their Nordic skiing skills on an kid-friendly course… and each child receives a custom-designed finisher’s medal upon completing the race! All children who participated in the Frosty Learn to Ski program offered through Brighton Community Education (the three-class session meets 12/14, 12/21, and 1/11 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM) are automatically registered for the Frosty Kids’ Race; otherwise, the registration fee is $10 per child (race-day registration only). Watch for Frosty the Skiing Snowman! He’ll be skiing the kids’ race as well as the Frosty 5K and will be hanging around for photos, too!

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Wrap Up Your Race the Wolverine Way

Once you’ve crossed the finish line, refresh yourself with a delicious Wolverine State Brewing Company beer! Post-race refreshments will be available in the Wolverine State Brewing Co. biergarten for participants ages 21 and up.

 

 

Professional Race Photos for Participants!

The Frosty Ski Fest is proud to welcome back sports photographer Greg Sadler! All race photos taken by Greg Sadler Photography will be available for viewing and purchase shortly after the event. Check out the action at last year’s races!

 

A Pure Michigan Weekend

2017newgovcouncilThe Frosty Ski Fest races are part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. The Pure Michigan FITness Series endorses local, regional, and state events consistent with the Governor’s Council’s mission to promote healthy choices while offering a physical activity event open to all participants, regardless of skill level or age. Check out other Pure Michigan FITness Series events here.

 

Race Information

Where: Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Road, Brighton MI 48116

Race Start: Time-trial start, with two skiers released at 15-second intervals

Ski Rental: No skis? No problem! Ski rental at Huron Meadows is available at $15 on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your skis, call the park at (810) 231-4084 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 between 9 AM and 5 PM. Be ready to provide your name, height, weight, and ski style (classic or skate).

 

Course Information

frostyskifestmapsREI Frosty Freestyle 5K Course: The 5K (3.12-mile) ski course starts near the Ski Center and runs clockwise near the North Loop (Loop 1) before finishing back at the Ski Center. The North Loop is relatively open and flat. There are a few gentle hills and turns to keep it interesting. The course will have both a skating lane and classic tracks.

REI Frosty Freestyle 15K Course: The 15K course (9.3 miles) starts near the Ski Center and runs clockwise around around three unique loops, all starting and ending at the Ski Center. The race first heads around the North Loop (Loop 1), a relatively open and flat trail. There are a few gentle hills and turns to keep it interesting. Upon returning to the Ski Center, head south on the South Loop (Loop 2), which adds a few challenging hills into the mix. Upon returning to the Ski Center, head back out onto the West Loop (Loop 3). Much of this section is in the woods, with some steep dips and climbs and a couple of fast turns. The West Loop is also a little narrower, making passing a bit harder. The finish line is back at the Ski Center. This course will have both a skating lane and classic tracks.

Krazy Klassic 12K Course: The 12K classic course is in the South Trail System (south of Hammel Road). This race features a time-trial start: racers start two at a time every 15 seconds and do three laps clockwise around a single 4K loop. The route is mostly in the woods, with rolling terrain and one short but steep downhill. The course will be double tracked. This is a classic-only race; there is no skating lane and no skating is allowed.

 

Park Directions and Information

Huron Meadows Metropark is located off of Hammel Road in Brighton, easily accessible from US-23. For custom directions to the park, click here. Please allow Metropark staff to direct you in parking for the Frosty Ski Fest events.
Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Permit gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. 2017 Vehicle Entry Permits will be on sale starting in October. Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2017. Buy early and enjoy the rest of 2016 for free! Click here to purchase yours today! A daily permit costs $10, while an annual permit costs $35 ($21 for seniors ages 62 and up). Walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters can enjoy free access to all Metroparks by entering through the park roads and hike/bike trails.

NOTE: Michigan’s Recreation Passport, purchased for your Michigan license plate, does not allow entry into the Metroparks. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a separate regional park system than the Michigan State Parks and requires its own entry permit.

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, January 14:
8:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration open
9:20 AM — Frosty Kids' Race participants line up at the starting area
9:30 AM — Frosty Kids' Race begins
10:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration close
10:15 AM — Post-Race Snack Area opens
10:15 AM — Frosty 5K participants line up at the starting area
10:30 AM — Frosty 5K begins
11:00 AM — Frosty 15K participants line up at the starting area
11:10 AM — Frosty 15K begins
12:45 PM — Awards Ceremony (approximate time)
1:15 PM — Post-Race Snack Area closes (approximate time)

Sunday, January 15:
8:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration open
10:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration close
10:20 AM — 8K participants line up at the starting line
10:30 AM — 8K begins via time-trial start
10:35 AM — 12K participants line up at the starting line (approximate time)
10:45 AM — 12K begins via time-trial start (approximate time)
11:30 AM — Post-Race Snack Area opens (approximate time)
11:45 AM — Awards Ceremony (approximate time)
12:30 PM — Post-Race Snack Area closes (approximate time)

Divisions

REI Frosty Freestyle Races: 5-14 (kids' race only); male and female age groups 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+. Krazy Klassic Ski Races: male and female age groups 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.

Awards

OVERALL AWARDS

The top three overall finishers (both male and female) in the REI Frosty Freestyle 15K will each receive a special award.

The top three overall finishers (both male and female) in the REI Frosty Freestyle 5K will each receive a special award.

The top three overall finishers (both male and female) in the Krazy Klassic 12K will each receive a special award.

The top three overall finishers (both male and female) in the Krazy Klassic 8K will each receive a special award.


AGE-GROUP AWARDS

The top three finishers in each age group (both male and female) in the REI Frosty Freestyle 15K and 5K races and in the Krazy Klassic 12K will each receive a special event mug.

The top three finishers in each age group (both male and female) in the REI Frosty Freestyle 5K will each receive a special event mug (no separate divisions for skate or classic).

The top three finishers in each age group (both male and female) in the Krazy Klassic 12K will each receive a special event mug (no separate divisions for skate or classic).

The top finisher in each age group (both male and female) in the Krazy Klassic 8K will each receive a special event mug.

All Frosty Kids' Race participants will receive a special finisher's medal.

Hotel and Camping Information

Hampton Inn - Ann Arbor North

734-996-4444
2300 Green Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Special rate: Mention the Frosty Ski Fest to receive our special rate of $109 per night for 1/13/17 and/or 1/14/17.
Distance from race: 15 miles

The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Weekend Entry Fees

FAQs:

Q. I signed up for the Frosty 15K but I think the Krazy 12K is more my style. Can I switch races?
A. You can switch from one event to another by logging in to your Run Sign Up account, clicking the My Registered Races button, clicking Manage Registration by Frosty Ski Fest, then clicking the Transfer Event button and following the onscreen instructions. If you are transferring to the 5K from the mile, you will be charged for the difference in price between the events. NOTE: the deadline to switch events is Saturday, January 7.

Q. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A. Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, click the My Registered Races button, click Manage Registration by Frosty Ski Fest, then click Transfer to Another Runner and follow the onscreen instructions. There is a $15 charge to transfer your registration to another person, as well as a Run Sign Up processing fee. NOTE: the deadline to transfer your registration to another person is Saturday, December 31.

Q. I can no longer attend. How do I get a refund?
A. By registering for an Epic Races event, you have purchased a ticket to participate in one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable races in Southeast Michigan. As with a ticket to any sports or entertainment event, there are no refunds if you are unable to attend.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I defer my registration to next year?
A. Yes! To defer your registration to 2017, email us at info@epicraces.com. NOTE: The deadline to defer your registration is Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Q. Where do I park on race morning?
A. Parking will be available at Huron Meadows Metropark.

Q. What happens if it's snowing on race day?
A. The Frosty Ski Fest will be held, rain, snow, or shine. Please be sure to dress accordingly for the weather.

Q. How many aid stations will there be?
A. There will be one aid station on the course.

Q. When will results be posted and where?
A. You'll find the results by clicking on the blue Results button at the top of this page. Results will be posted within 12 hours after the race ends.

Q. Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
A. Yes! You can have someone pick up your packet for you if you are unable to make it to packet pick-up.

Q. I left before results were posted and I won an award! How do I get it?
A. Congratulations! A pick-up location will be posted after the conclusion of the event.

Details

Date:
January 14
Time:
8:00 AM
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Contact

Phone:
(734) 585-7101
Email:
info@epicraces.com
Website:
https://epicraces.com

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Packet Pickup Information
Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 AM to 10 AM at Huron Meadows Metropark. Sunday, Jan. 15 from 8 AM to 10 AM at Huron Meadows Metropark.

Venue

8765 Hammel Road
Brighton , MI 48116 United States
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Website:
http://www.nordicskiracer.com

Results

Year Race Results
2017 REI Frosty Freestyle 15K View Results
2017 REI Frosty Freestyle 5K View Results
2017 Krazy Klassic 12K View Results
2017 Krazy Klassic 8K View Results
2016 Frosty 5K Skate (Age Graded) View Results
2016 Frosty 5K View Results
2016 Frosty 5K Classic (Age Graded) View Results
2016 Frosty 15K View Results
2016 Frosty 15K Skate (Age Graded) View Results
2016 Frosty 15K Classic (Age Graded) View Results
2016 Krazy Klassic 8K View Results
2016 Krazy Klassic 12K View Results
2016 Krazy Klassic 12K (Age Graded) View Results

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