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 to enjoy the natural beauty of Huron Meadows while skiing through the scenic parklands towards the finish line. With virtually 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 Frosty Freestyle 15K
The Frosty Freestyle 5K
Frosty Kids’ Race — kid-friendly course for ages 5 – 11
Sunday, January 14:
Krazy Klassic 12K
Krazy Klassic 8K
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 pair of gloves!
Where: Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Road, Brighton MI 48116
Race Start: Saturday’s first race begins at 9:30AM; Sunday’s first race begins at 10:20AM; waves of skiers sent out every two minutes based upon expected ski pace indicated at Packet Pick-up/Race-Day Registration
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).
The Michigan Cup Series
The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic ski races are part of the Michigan Cup Series of cross-country races. The Frosty Freestyle 15K and the NordicSkiRacer 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 Frosty Freestyle 5K and NordicSkiRacer 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, 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 a 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!
Meet Our Announcer!
The person behind the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic mike will be none other than Northville Mayor and ski enthusiast Ken Roth! A resident of Northville since 1997, Ken was elected mayor in 2015. He and his wife Amy are avid outdoor enthusiasts and competitive cross-country skiers. A longtime member of Team NordicSkiRacer, Ken was instrumental in making the Frosty Freestyle ski race the success it is today. We are thrilled to have him — and his voice — at this upcoming event!
Professional Race Photos for Participants!
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!
Park Directions and Information
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.
Be an Olympian!
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
Pure Michigan Fit!
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.