The third annual Yankee Springs Winter Challenge is this Saturday, January 4, 2014. The distances are 10k, 25k, and 50k, and new this year, a 50 miler! Registration is full. If you are running or volunteering, we look forward to seeing you Saturday!
Date: January 4, 2014
50 Mile: 6:00 a.m.
25k and 50k: 9:00 a.m.
10k: 9:30 a.m.
The cut-off time for all races will be 8:00 p.m.
Long Lake Outdoor Center
10370 Gun Lake Road
Middleville, MI 49333
Click here for a map.
Thursday, January 2, 4:00-8:00 pm at Gazelle Sports in Grand Rapids
Saturday, January 4, 5:00-9:00 am in the Long Lake Outdoor Center lodge (start/finish location)
Parking: There will be parking available, first come, first served, at the Long Lake Outdoor Center and at the winter sports parking, a short walk from the outdoor center. We will have additional parking available at the Gun Lake beach and picnic area and a shuttle starting at 7:00 am to take you to and from the start/finish. As always we encourage carpooling and arriving early to make parking easier!
Click here for a map of parking areas.
We recommend staying in the cabins at the Long Lake Outdoor Center. They are cozy, well-maintained, and heated cabins, and you will be right by the start finish of the race. To reserve a cabin, call Rick or Mary at 269-795-7886 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aid stations: There will be 4 aid stations on the 25k course and 2 on the 10k course, plus an aid station at the start/finish. They will be roughly 2.5-4 miles apart. Each aid station will have water, Gatorade, Coke, a variety of sweet and salty snacks, and fruit. The second and fourth aid stations will also have soup, sandwiches, and potatoes. We do not plan to have gels at the aid stations, so if you use gels, we recommend bringing your own favorite flavor.
Pacers: Pacers are allowed in the 50k and 50 mile races after the first lap. We ask that pacers step off the course before the finish line in order not to confuse the timers.
The Courses: Click here for a course description and map.
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