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Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest – February 17, 2018

Join us for the 12th Annual Teddy Knape Fest!

Stay tuned for event details!

Information below is from the 2017 Teddy Knape Fest


7-9pm: Visit the Vista Lounge for small raffles, prizes, games and drink specials plus more!


9-4pm: Hit the slopes for raffles and giveaways! Enter for your chance to win some great prizes including skis and snowboard equipment.

6-8pm: The Teddy Ball – Celebrate the 11th year as the Teddy Knape Film Fest continues to raise money for adaptive sports. Featuring door prizes, auctions, food and drinks. Tickets are $15 per person, kids ages 3 and under are free.

Proceeds benefit The Teddy Knape Foundation, supporting adaptive sports.


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Betsie Bay Frozen 5k in Frankfort, Michigan – February 18, 2017

Run or walk in this fun 5k in the midst of February in Frankfort! For crazy runners who are willing to face 10-degree temperatures and 30-mph gusts off Lake Michigan. Can you handle it?

All ages are welcome at this family friendly event. Race happens snow or shine!


Race day registration will take place Saturday, February 18, from 8:30am-9:30am at the American Legion Hall(VFW), 206 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635. Restrooms, coffee, and heat will be available for runners during registration and also after the race during an award ceremony.

Cost: $20 per person. All entries receive a t-shirt and medal. Register Online »
Day of Registration: $25 per person.

Proceeds from the 7th Annual Betsie Bay Frozen 5K will focus on supporting local and global water projects.


There will be awards for 1st Place Overall and Age Group winners!

Course Details

The course starts at the top of Elberta’s beautiful lookout of Lake Michigan and continues down the hill through Elberta, around the bend, along Betsie Bay via scenic M-22, then heads into Frankfort at Main Street with a finish at the other end of downtown, just before you reach the lighthouse.

Bussing will be provided to the start line, following the 5k route (backwards of course – sorry no dogs allowed on bus). If you can find a ride to the start please do, as bus space is VERY limited. There is parking at the start line.

Please contact with any questions.


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Hanson Hills – Cardboard Sled Race – February 18, 2017

February Winter Fun Days – Cardboard Sled Race
(Presented By Grayling High School Ski Team)

2017 THEME: Star Wars
Registration: 11am-12:00pm
FEE: $5 per Sled

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Boyne Highlands – Ski League Championships – March 25, 2017

Get your team together one last time this season and see where you stack up against teams from all over the state. The 28th Ski League Championships is a great afternoon of team racing and camaraderie.

Teams are comprised of 7 ski racers, one of which must be a female. Race will take place on North Challenger and teams are encouraged to “tailgate” at the bottom of the slope.

Important! Each participant must show ID confirming 21 years of age or older, must read and sign their own the liability indemnification form, and pick up racing bib and T-shirt at registration.


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