Winter Challenge

Take on whatever challenge winter decides to throw at us! The next Yankee Springs Winter Challenge is scheduled for January 3, 2015. We will again be offering 10k, 25k, 50k, and 50 mile races, and this year we are adding a 10k snowshoe division.

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

Race Schedule:
50 mile start: 6:00 am
25k and 50k start 9:00 am
10k snowshoe start: 9:30 am
10k start: 10:00 am
Cut-off time: 8:00 pm

The course: The courses for the Winter Challenge consist of a 10k loop and a 25k loop of mostly single track trail. 50k runners do the 25k loop twice. 50 mile runners start by running out to the first aid station and back and then do the 25k loop three times. Click here for a course map.

Aid Stations: The aid stations will be between 1.5 and 4 miles apart. There will be one on the 10k course, four on the 25k course, and one at the start/finish. They will serve water, Gatorade, a variety of sweet and salty snacks, and fruit. The second and fourth aid stations on the 25k course will also serve soup, sandwiches, and potatoes. We will not be providing gels at the aid stations, so if you use gels, we recommend you bring your own favorite flavor.

Lodging: We recommend staying in one of the rustic cabins at the start/finish area. Please contact Rick or Mary at the Long Lake Outdoor Center to reserve a cabin. Email or call 269-795-7886.

Race fees:

race register by August 31 September 1-November 30 December 1-race day
10k $22.50 $25.00 $27.50
25k $36.00 $40.00 $44.00
50k $49.50 $55.00 $60.50
50 mile $58.50 $65.00 $71.50

The 10k Snowshoe Race will be at the same pricing as the regular 10k. If you already signed up for the 10k and want to switch to the snowshoe division, just let us know, so we can put you in the right race.

Shirts: This year we have lowered the race fees, but a long sleeve tech shirt is optional for an additional $15.00.

Online registration is open!

Click here for a participants list.

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