Welcome to the 11th annual Yankee Springs Winter Challenge! This race is run on beautiful rolling single track trails at Yankee Springs, State Recreation Area in Southwest Michigan. We run in whatever conditions Michigan winter gives us, and it's a different challenge every year. Distances are 25k, 50k, and 50 mile on Saturday and 10k on Sunday. The 10k is a single loop. The 25k is a single loop. The 50k is 2 laps of the 25k, and the 50 mile is 3 laps of the 25k plus a 5k loop at the beginning. Aid stations are between 2 and 4 miles apart.
We recommend staying in a cabin at the Long Lake Outdoor Center, where the race starts and finishes. The cabins are rustic and cozy. Pit toilets are located near the cabins. You can rent a cabin for 4 or 5 people or a single bunk.
shirts and awards
A long sleeve tech shirt is included in the race fee. The finisher's award, unique to this winter race, is a snow globe.
Local time: 3:35 AM