|Sat, 22 March 2014|
|Sun, 23 March 2014|
Hanson Hills and XC Ski HQ Paintball Biathlon
The second annual Hanson Hills/XC Ski HQ Paintball Biathlon Series welcomes men, women, and kids to compete in this 2-day event, combining cross country skiing with paintball target shooting. Here’s how it works: adult racers ski a 1-2km loop (kids go 0.5-1km), then get five shots at a target with a paintball gun. This is repeated five times, and then the racers cross the finish line. For each target hit, we deduct 10 seconds from the skiers’ finish time. It’s a total blast! Saturday’s racing will take place at Hanson Hills, and Sunday’s race and awards will be at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Can’t come for both days? Don’t worry, there will be prizes for single-day winners too! Paintball guns provided.
|Sun, 16 February 2014|
The Hanson Hills Classic Nordic (cross country) ski race is scheduled for February 16, 2014 in Grayling, Michigan. The 12K race Classic Interval starts based on age group. This race is designed for the Classic Discipline only.
For more information, visit Hanson Hills Recreation Area.
|Fri, 17 January 2014|
|5:00 PM||to||7:00 PM|
|Sat, 18 January 2014|
This exciting Nordic Skiing Adventure, will take you through the scenic hardwood trails of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, located in Grayling, Michigan. There is a course option for every kind of skier, including 8km Citizens Races (classic and freestyle) for those new to racing, an 8km Juniors race, plus a 15km and 30km Michigan Cup race. This is a really fun event for racers and non-racers alike, and it is followed by an awards ceremony. Visit www.graylingnordic.com for more information.
The “Cote Dame Marie” name comes from a hill range located on the Hanson State Game Refuge/Camp Grayling Military Reservation and has WWI significance. In 1918 the German Army’s last line of defense was the Hindenburg Line. The key to breaking the German line were two hills-the Cote Dame Marie and the Cote de Chatillion. The Michigan 126th Regiment found a gap in the barb wire fortifications but was pinned down by German machine gun fire. Captain Edward Strom then led seven men to find another gap. After finding a gap they attacked up a steep hill in a single rush without loss of life. A full assault followed and the Hindenburg line was pierced.
|Sat, 04 January 2014|
|10:00 AM||to||4:00 PM|
The Michigan Cup 6 hour team xc ski relay is scheduled at Hanson Hills Recreation Area on January 4, 2014.
(3 person teams) Men, Women, and Co-Ed divisions. Relaxed start, each member must complete at least 1 timed 5K loop between 10:00 am and 4:00pm. Most combined individual laps determine winning team.
DATE: January 4, 2014
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS ARCHERY BUILDING
FEE: $45 PER TEAM
|Sun, 28 July 2013|
|8:00 AM||to||2:00 PM|
The Black Bear Bicycle Tour is a 100 mile bicycle tour that starts in Grayling, Michigan, winds through the beautiful forests of eastern Northern Michigan and follows portions of the AuSable River to finish the tour alongside the AuSable River near the end point of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Oscoda, Michigan. (The tour is completed just upriver from the Marathon ending point.)
Riders in waves of ten will depart each minute from 8AM to 9AM until all are gone. Riders will be assigned starting minutes according to request, availability and date of entry. We will do our best to place riders on requested minute and with riders of their choice. Please sign up early to increase the probability of getting your requested starting minute.
Proceeds will benefit the numerous community projects sponsored by the Grayling Rotary Club.
|Sat, 19 October 2013|
|5:00 PM||to||7:00 PM|
At Hanson Hills Recreation Area, the Spooky 5K Run/1 mile Fun Run is scheduled for October 19, beginning at dusk.
$10 Registration Fee, $25 for family
Run past witches stirring cauldrons of magic potions and out-sprint crazed mummies, all while navigating the trail marked with glowing pumpkins.
A fund raiser for the Grayling Cross Country Team.
|Sat, 27 July 2013|
|8:00 AM||to||11:00 AM|
Grayling Recreation Authority sponsors a 10k run and 1 mile walk as part of the AuSable River Festival.
Start and Finish at the Grayling Middle School near Downtown Grayling
Flat 6.2 Mile Road course that travels through downtown Grayling streets.
1 mile Fun Walk