The warm weather has taken it's toll on the White Pine Stampede 50k trail, forcing race organizers to reroute the trail for better snow. The decision was made last night to use an alternate route for the 50k.
At 8.5k, the trial will split (50k one way, 10k/20k other way) and the 50k will complete two 12k loops before rejoining the 10k/20k trail. This section is in good condition and held up nicely despite the warm weather. All but 200 yards of the trail will be groomed by Shanty Creeks Nordic Trail's 18-foot-wide groomer!
Says the White Pine, "With this new course, the 50k, 20k, and 10k, will all be groomed wide, smooth, and ready for a great day of racing!"
Staff also want to remind you that "Wednesday and Thursday are the last days for online registration. Registration on Friday and Saturday will take place at Mancelona High School. We look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday for the 44th annual White Pine Stampede!"