Monday, January 10, 2011

Get Ready for the REI Frosty 15K or 5K Freestyle Cross-Country Ski Race!

photo credit: Huron-Clinton Metroparks

As I write these words late Monday night on the 10th day of January steady snow is falling, trees are bending, power is flickering, cars are skidding and the conditions are getting pretty darn good for cross-country skiing; that is if you live in South Carlonia. That's right: South Carolina!  Six inches should be on the ground by dawn in the hill country of South Carolina. A State of Emergency has been declared.

And back in SE Michigan our great Cross-Country Ski Race, the Frosty 5/15K Freestyle at Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton, Michigan (8765 Hammel Road)  is coming, and I've got a feeling the fickle Weather Gods of Michigan will shine on us at the last moment and produce enough snow for the skiers to swish away on Saturday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m.
(NOTE: Our race will be re-scheduled if there is not enough snow.)

This cross-country ski event  is for both experienced and novice cross country skiers and is the only ski race that is part of the Michigan Cup Race Series to be held south of Higgens Lake.  The race is open to anyone and is endorsed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.    
Pre-registraion  is $29, or $39 day of the event.  ($15 for children 15 and under). You must also have  a 2011 Metroparks sticker or daily permit. (Daily permit $5.) Lunch is included in your entry and will be served at the park ski center.   Proceeds from this popular race across the meadows and hills of Huron Meadows Metroparks will be used by Metroparks for cross-country skiing related expenses. 
Park maps and Metropark details at
 Huron Meadow Metroparks: 810-231-4084  or 734-426-8211

To  register or for additional information call Mike, the race director, at 248-535-9351 or go to
What are you waiting for?  It's a long drive to the hills of South Carolina to ski!


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