SELCRA Kid's Frosty Race presented by Green Oak Village Place Mall
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 12K
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Snow and Trails Conditions
No snow yet! But the backup course for low snow conditions has been extend from 1km to 1 mile, all with man-made snow!
|Fri, Jan 11, 2014 |
||Preregistration at the Ann
|Sat, Jan 12, 2014 - FROSTY FREESTYLE!|
||Registration at the Huron Meadows XC Ski Center (Golf Clubhouse).
The Center will be nice and toasty, not
|Sun, Jan 13, 2014 - KRAZY KLASSIC!
||Registration at Cedar Ridge parking lot (south of Hammel Road).
||Interval starts: 2 skiers every 15 seconds.
||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
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
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
Frosty Freestyle Registration
$29 for pre-registered skiers, age
$39 day-of event registration, age 16+
$15 for kids 12-15 (pre or
$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
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):
Sunday's Krazy Klassic has one distance: 12k, classic skiing only. 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 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.
Kids (& Adults):
Learn to Ski and Race!
All classes start from the Huron Meadows Metropark Ski Center.
In case you were wondering...
Michigan Cup Points
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
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
ski trails. Huron Meadows is located just south of Brighton, Michigan,
conveniently near the I-96 / US-23 interchange.
NOTE: Huron Meadows Metropark requires $5 day pass in addition to the race
registration. Annual passes are available to $25 ($15 for seniors) and provide
access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. A bargain at any price!
What happens if it's not
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