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NEW DATE! Michigan Cup Relays at XC Ski HQ

10:00 AM
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

UPDATE WED FEB 28: NEW DATE! In light of Black Mountain’s cancellation, we are making quick pivot to host the relays this Saturday, March 2. This is in an effort to put on the best race possible with the best conditions possible. The race will start at 10 AM. (Please note, this is an earlier start time than usual, due to quick escalating temperatures in the forecast.) Teams can register ahead of time using the link below, or the day of the race from 8:30-9:30am. Food and drinks and awards will follow as usual!

It will be a lap course, about 4-5km per leg/skier. Our snow moving team will be spreading manmade snow the rest of this week in preparation, and we expect great conditions.

We are hoping for a good turnout, and a great time with fellow Michigan skiers!

All the best,


Join us for one of the most exciting ski races in Michigan! This grand finale race for the Michigan Cup Race Series features a relay race with 3 skiers per team: 2 legs freestyle, and 1 classic leg. Each skier skis approximately 4-6km per leg. (*Skiers are not permitted to do more than one leg.*) You do not have to be a Michigan Cup racer to participate! IF you do not have a team but would still like to ski, we will try to find a team for you.

Teams are made up of three skiers. The skier's ages are added. Teams can be all male, all female, or coed. This results is six possible teams:

Combined age 149 and under, Co-ed
Combined age 149 and under, Female
Combined age 149 and under, Male
Combined age 150 and older, Co-ed
Combined age 150 and older, Female
Combined age 150 and older, Male

IMPORTANT: THESE ARE DIFFERENT AGE CATEGORIES THAN USED IN PRIOR YEARS! The change was made to even-out the number of skiers in each category.

This race will have a mass start – remember that only Leg 1 (classic leg) skiers will line up at the starting line. Faster skiers should self-seed in the front, slower skiers in the back.

Registration starts at 9:30am, and the race starts at 11:00am. The entry Fee is $20 per racer. All race entrees score Team Points. After the Relays, stick around for the Michigan Cup awards ceremony, and enjoy a hearty post-race meal, and live music included with your registration fee. Each racer receives a commemorative pint glass!

Online registration: Day of race registration is also available.

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