Saturday, February 14th, 2015
12km, 27km and 50km — Freestyle and Classic
Jr VASA @ 11:30 am
6km Freestyle (14-19 yrs only) Younger skiers are welcome to enter. Please note: Skiers over age 19 may participate in the 6K race. Given the small number of those over 19 in this race, only the younger racers will be recognized with awards.
Ted Okerstrom Memorial Tour at 1pm
12km and 35km Fat Bike Race at 2pm
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Gran Travers 16 km Classic sponsored by Hagerty Insurance
6km km Classic race sponsored by Brick Wheels
*New this year: All clothing bags and changing facilities will be in the Banquet Hall. Please bring a change of warm clothes for after the race to enjoy the onsite awards, Short’s beer and Cherry Republic snacks!!
6km Freestyle and 6km Classic Races
The 6km Freestyle race on Saturday and the 6km Classic race on Sunday are designated for all boys and girls including high school racers. Please note: Skiers over age 19 may participate in the 6K race. Given the small number of those over 19 in these races, only the younger racers will be recognized with awards.
Ted Okerstrom Memorial Tour
Join us in a noncompetitive tour that celebrate the life of one of the Vasa’s founders, outdoor enthusiast and community leader Ted Okerstrom. All entrants will receive a memorial ski hat as part of their registration.
King Vasa Fat Bike Races & Skifatalon
King VASA Fatbike Race adds another race!
After a very successful race last year, the King VASA Fatbike race decided to change it up this year! We will have 2 races: a 12 km race and a 35km race. The course will highlight the beauty of the VASA and the new Fat bike Single Track Trail. The races will start on Saturday at 2:00 pm. HELMETS REQUIRED. Bike lights are also recommended. There will be a mass start with one wave for each race.
King VASA Ski Fatalon — for bragging rights as the top snow athletes in Michigan!
Back again this year at the Vasa is the one and oly SkiFatalon. This two-event competition will determine the athletes with the best combined time for a 27km ski race and the 35km Fatbike race. A special reduced entry fee will be offered for this unique event.
*Due to ski race prep, no Fatbikes are allowed on the course except for the scheduled race.
*All handlebars must have bar ends. No earbuds of any kind, Both tires must be a minimum of 3.7 inches.
Hagerty 2015 Gran Travers
As part of the Vasa weekend Festival of Races, there will be two special classic skiing races that will be part of the Michigan Cup series. The Sunday events will be offered by Hagerty Insurance. The Gran Travers will feature both 6k and 16k challenging loop courses that will capture the rich heritage of traditional cross-country skiing at it’s finest.
The trail will be carefully groomed and double-tracked to provide kick-and-gliders the opportunity to test their skills while enjoying the breath-taking beauty of the Vasa Pathway.
The Hagerty Insurance Gran Travers will be held on the same course as the North American Vasa. Men and women who ski the race can qualify for Michigan Cup points. It will be a great way to enjoy winter skiing and test your classical skills.
Fees for the 2015 Junior Vasa races are $5.00 for kids from 2-15 years of age.