Yankee Springs Trail Run

The 2014 Yankee Springs Trail Run weekend is scheduled for June 6, 7, and 8. Some of you may know we had talked about the previous weekend, but because of a scheduling conflict with the Long Lake Outdoor Center we had to make it the June 6-8. (It’s a popular place, and they’re already booked up for every weekend next summer!)

We are again offering a weekend of races including a 10k Friday night, a marathon and double marathon on Saturday, and a half marathon on Sunday. Choose one of the four races or combine two or three days of racing! Make a weekend of it and stay in one of the cabins.

Start/finish location:
Long Lake Outdoor Center
10370 Gun Lake Road
Middleville, MI 49333
Click here for a map.

Race Schedule:
10k start: Friday 8:00 pm
Double Marathon start: Saturday 6:00 am
Marathon start: Saturday 7:00 am
Cut-off time for marathon and double marathon: Saturday 8:00 pm
Half Marathon start: Sunday 7:00 am

The Courses: The courses are 100% single track trail through the woods of the Yankee Springs Recreation Area. The terrain features hills and valleys carved by glaciers as well as a fair amount of rocks and roots to dance around. There will be a 10k loop and a half marathon loop. The marathon and double marathon are 2 and 4 loops of the half marathon course.

Aid Stations: There will be 1 aid station on the 10k loop and 3 on the half marathon loop, plus an aid station at the start/finish. They will be 2.5-4 miles apart. The 10k aid stations will serve water and Gatorade. For the half, full, and double marathons they will also serve a variety of snacks. On Saturday two of them will also serve soup, sandwiches, and potatoes.


Lodging: We recommend staying in one of the cabins at the start/finish area. For this race we are renting the whole Long Lake Outdoor Center. You can reserve an individual bunk or a whole cabin through us when you register for the race.

If you prefer tent or RV camping you can stay in one of the state park campgrounds nearby. For information and reservations go to the state park website.

Race fees:

race register by January 31 February 1-April 30 May 1-race day
10k $32 $40 $48
half marathon $44 $55 $66
full marathon $56 $70 $84
double marathon $64 $80 $96

Lodging prices: (Prices include 2 nights at the Long Lake Outdoor Center.)

individual bunk $39
cabin for 4 $100
cabin for 5 $120

Package discounts:
If you sign up for 2 races, use coupon code “ystr2″, and get $20 off.
If you sign up for 3 races, use coupon code “ystr3″, and get $30 off.

Volunteer and get 20% off your race fees. For information on volunteering, please contact Phil: phil@switchbackendurance.com

Registration is now open!



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