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SELCRA Kid's Frosty Race
Saturday, January 11, 2014
9:30 AM (little kids)

REI Frosty 5K / 15K Freestyle
Saturday, January 11, 2014
10:30 AM (older kids and adults)

Huron Meadows Invitational 4K / 12K
"Krazy Klassic"

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Snow and Trails Conditions

We've been skiing since December 8 when Buck's Run opened with plenty of man-made snow, followed by the rest of the trail system a week later when the first big snow hit. For the latest trail conditions, see

How are the trails today, Thursday, Jan 9? AWESOME! There's a chance of light rain on Saturday (60%, less than a 1/10 of an inch) and snow on Sunday.

Fri, Jan 10, 2014
6:00pm-8:00pm Preregistration at the Ann Arbor REI.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 - FROSTY FREESTYLE!
8:00am-10:00am Registration at the Huron Meadows XC Ski Center (Golf Clubhouse). The Center will be nice and toasty, not frosty.
9:30am Kids race
10:30am 15K Men
10:32am 15K Women
10:34am 5K Men
10:36am 5K Women
12:30am Awards

Sun, Jan 12, 2014 - KRAZY KLASSIC!
8:30am-10:00am Registration at Cedar Ridge parking lot (south of Hammel Road).
10:30am Interval starts: 2 skiers every 15 seconds.
12:30pm Awards at Clubhouse

Score: 2 to 2

Huron Meadows Metropark has both a full 5 and 15K loops, used when Mother Nature gives us plenty of snow, and a newly extend 1 mile man-made snow loop for when Mother Nature is stingy. So far, we've had two races on each course. What will it be this year?

With a two years of snow-making experience under the belt, expect the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic to run even if Mother Nature pulls a few tricks.

REI Frosty Freestyle

Saturday's Frosty Freestyle will have skate and classic divisions for both the 5K and the 15K race. Choose your technique and distance! Want a challenge? Do the 15K! A little unsure or want a shorter distance? Do the 5K! The Frosty is a FABULOUS beginner's race!

This year we also offer shorter distance races for kids 11 and younger: the SELCRA Kid's Frosty Race presented by Green Oak Village Place Mall.

The Frosty Freestyle entry fee includes lunch, chip timing, age group awards, goodie bags, feeds on the race course, door prizes, and a T-shirt (for those 12 and older) or a medal (kids 11 and under). This is the BIG RACE!

Food and Frosty Beverages
Lunch will be provided for all racers. Non-racers may buy lunch for a nominal fee. A frosty beer or two may be purchased from the Metropark at the XC Ski Center counter.

The race features mass start waves: Kids 11 and under start at 9:00am, then at 10:30am the 15k Men go, floowed by the 15k Women, 5k Men, and 5k Women every 3 minutes.

Frosty Freestyle Registration
$29 for pre-registered skiers, age 16+
$39 day-of event registration, age 16+
$15 for kids 12-15 (pre or day of)
$10 kids under 11 (pre or day of)

We will also have pre-registration the evening before the race at REI Ann Arbor from 6pm-8pm.

Cash or check only at REI and on race day - we don't have a way to do credit cards.

Awards will be immediately following the races, in the XC Ski Center. "So what can I win?"

(Note: Awards are given to men and women for both classic and skate techniques in the Frosty Freestyle).
Age classes (awards go three deep):
Ages 12+
Ages 18+

12-13 -
14-15 -
16-17 -
18-19 18-19
20-29 20-29
30-39 30-39
40-49 40-49
50-59 50-59
60-69 60-69
70-79 70-79
80+ 80+

Krazy Klassic

Sunday's Krazy Klassic has two distances: 4k and 12k, classic skiing only. The Juniors racing the 4K and seniors racing the 12K get Michigan Cup points. The Krazy Klassic fee includes age group awards only.

The Krazy Klassic is an interval start race: two skiers will start every 15 seconds, and do one lap or three laps around a 4k loop.

Krazy Klassic Registration
$20 for each skier, day of race registration only (no pre-registration). Cash or check only.

Like the Frosty, age-class awards go three-deep for both men and women.

In case you were wondering...

Michigan Cup Points
The  15k Frosty and Krazy Klassic events qualify for Michigan Cup Senior points. Classic and Skate results from the Frosty Freestyle will be combined for "Freestyle" Michigan Cup Points.

("Freestyle" means you can ski the race using either skating or classic ski technique.)

We're Endorsed!
The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic are endorsed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.

The races will run on the frosty Huron Meadows Metropark ski trails. Huron Meadows is located just south of Brighton, Michigan, conveniently near the I-96 / US-23 interchange.

NOTE: Huron Meadows Metropark requires $7 day pass in addition to the race registration. Annual passes are available to $30 ($20 for seniors) and provide access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. A bargain at any price!

What happens if it's not Frosty?
This is southeast Michigan and snow is not always reliable. If January 12 is not frosty enough for a race, the event will be moved to a make-up date (TBD). If there still not enough snow on that date, we'll hold a running race. Be assured, we have several frosty tricks up our sleeves to ensure we have snow on the course, including our own snow making equipment!

All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Huron Clinton Metroparks for cross country skiing-related capital or operational expenses. In the last three years, $6,933 was donated to support cross country skiing including money used to buy a fleet of rental skate skis. Let's thank the Metroparks for the awesome job they have done promoting cross country skiing at Huron Meadows!

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