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Time: December 7, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Lew Rasho Farmland
Street: 1154 Rasho Rd.
City/Town: Traverse City
Website or Map: http://www.xcchallengetcruns.…
Event Type: sports
Organized By: Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI) Farmland 5K
Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2013
The Farmland 5K European Style XC Challenge from is Traverse City's non-paved, running and biking event held in the spirit of European style cross country. Held on a dedicated cross country course on private farmland, a special running course awaits you with knee high barriers including straw bales, fallen logs, wood fence and stone fence.
This year's event introduces a new bike race, the Farmland Free-For-All! Hot on the heels of the Farmland 5k, the bikes are taking to the running course for 4 laps of fun (approximately 8 miles total), fast racing on any bike you choose. Fat bikes, cyclocross bikes, mountain bikes, maybe even a unicycle.
For the ambitious, there is a combined winner as well. Test your legs in the 5km, then hop on your steed of choice and give the Free-For-All everything you’ve got. The combined winners get awards for their efforts, measured by their 5k time added to their bike time. There are pitchfork trophies for the winners, too--a lot to fight for!
Other Farmland 5K Highlights Include:
*Finisher gift, including a technical winter training hat (guaranteed to first 500 to register).
*Team Competition. Scored cross country "team" style, first 5 age group finish places by time.
*Combined bike (Farmland Free For All) and run time category.
*Costume Prize for: Most Scantily Clad, Farmer, Barnyard Animal, Scarecrow, Most European, 1800's "Harrier"."
*Free parking .
*Post Race Party with food & entertainment.
*Hot Cocoa & Coffee.
*Whole Grain Bread.
*Hot Chili and Corn Chowder.
10am: Event site opens for parking and packet pick-up.
10:30am: Late registration and packet pick-up opens on-site.
12 Noon: 5K foot race, mass shot-gun start.
12:30pm: Post Race Party Starts.
1pm: "Free for All" bike race, mass shot-gun start.
1:15pm: Awards at the Hay Wagon; Top 3 in age category, special awards to overall, masters, and super masters, teams and costumes.
Register at http://www.xcchallengetcruns.com/register.html.