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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 Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Weekend is a fabulous way to bring wonder to your winter!
Saturday, January 13:
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
Frosty Kids’ Race — kid-friendly course for ages 5 – 11
Sunday, January 14:
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.
Krazy Klassic 8K — two laps around the wooded, double-track 4K loop.
Register for one of the Frosty/Krazy Ski Combos (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 (MSO) is proud to partner with Epic Races and Huron Meadows MetroPark for the Krazy Klassic 8K and 12K races. Anyone age 50 and up will have the opportunity to receive an additional medal from the MSO! We will be awarding 1st to 3rd place in each age group and participants will be eligible for MSO State Records. If you’d like to participate in the MSO, please add this $2 option when you register online at Run Sign Up. The Michigan Senior Olympics is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles by organizing state games, sports competitions, and health, fitness, and wellness programs for active individuals 50 years plus. For more information on our Winter & Summer Games, please visit our website at www.michiganseniorolympics.org
The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic ski 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.
Be sure to bring the little ones along, as the Frosty Ski Fest features a kids’ race on Saturday, January 13 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 are automatically registered for the Frosty Kids’ Race; otherwise, the registration fee is $10 per child. 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!
Epic Races has teamed up with TicketGuardian to provide Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Weekend participants with race-insurance coverage for this event. Change in plans? Something suddenly come up? Whatever the reason*, you can cancel your registration up through one minute prior to race start… and your entry fee is 100% refundable at no additional cost to you! For further details, please see the following links:
The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Races have been endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. All ski events are part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series and qualify for the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge. For details on the Pure Michigan FITness Series and to take part in the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge, click here.
The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Weekend 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 in this video clip!
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 11, 2018 between 9 AM and 5 PM. Be ready to provide your name, height, weight, and ski style (classic or skate).
REI 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.
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.
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