Farmland 5K & Free for All Bike

Sat December 4, 2021 Traverse City, MI 49696 US Directions
FAQ

FARMLAND FAQS

What time is the 5K Run?

The run starts at 11:30, followed by the bike at 12:30. With the potential for snow or wintery weather in early December, we start later to get the course and venue ready after the sun comes 

What time is the Bike?
The run starts at 11:30, followed by the bike at 12:30. With the potential for snow or wintery weather in early December, we start later to get the course and venue ready after the sun comes up.

Is There Race Day Registration?

Please use your smart phone and our QR code to register the morning of the event starting at 10:30.  Otherwise bring cash as we will NOT have a credit card option. The cost goes up to $40 and $55 for the combo.

Is There Packet Pick Up? 

Only on race morning starting at 10:30 at the event site. We will not have pick up the night before.

Why December?

Typical weather history on the first Saturday in December is likely to have:

Temperature from 30°F to 34°F, rarely below 19°F or above 46°F. 
Overcast skies 77% of the time. 
75% chance for precipitation
40% chance there will be snow on the ground.  
Wind speed of 9 mph on average.
Records for this day: 61°F high/-5°F low.

Tell me more about the "Bike" part

The Farmland "Free For All" bike event, immediately following the run, has cyclists taking to the running course for 7 laps of fun competition (approximately 12.75 miles total), on any bike you choose. Fat bikes, cyclocross bikes, mountain bikes, maybe even a unicycle - that’s why we call it a “free for all”.  The 1.87 mile route loops through the Farmland “village” for great spectator cheering from the running crowd.

The Free for All has few rules, however take note of the following:

  • Bike helmets are mandatory.
  • There may be snow and ice on the course - choose your safest bike accordingly.
  • Depending on snow levels, there may be optional barriers including straw bales, earth berms and troughs, logs, tractor tires, etc. - all below knee height.  Bike riders will be provided a course allowing bypass of these barriers if they choose.
  • No bike trailers, child seats, etc. are permitted.
  • If you approach a slower rider on the course, please announce you are approaching and pass on the left when safe to do so.
  • Riders are responsible for insuring that a bicycle is in good repair.
     

Run/Bike Combo

For the ambitious, we’ll have a combined winner as well. Test your running legs in the 5k, then hop on your steed of choice and give the "Free For All" everything you’ve got left. The combined winners will get awards for their superhuman efforts, measured by their 5k time added to their bike time.

Bike/Run Details

This is not a duathlon –  Your finish times will be combined for the two separate events.

Course/venue:

The Lew Rasho Farm proudly hosts the Farmland!

This dedicated cross country course was created by Lew Rasho, whose family has owned and farmed the land for over 100 years. Lew has farmed this land all his life, and has donated the corridor surrounding his field for the exclusive use of runners and walkers in the Traverse City area. Since 2002, the course has been used by thousands of high school, middle school, and elementary runners. 

Note: For course maps, please click here!

Course Video

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Course Map

Click Here to see the run and bike course maps!

For mobile navigation or GPS set destination address as: 1045 Rasho Rd. TC 49696

(This locates a 2-track drive. Turn west into the parking area and start/finish venue in the farm field next to Courtade Elementary)

Registration

Fees for the 5K Run and/or the Farmland "Free for All" Bike Race
Register for a bike/run combo as one event for a total savings of $15 per individual!

“Early” Price through 11/4/21                                  
5k Run or "Free for All" Bike  10/4/21-11/4/21                                                   $30 each
Combo 5k Run and "Free for All" Bike  10/4/21-11/4/21                                   $45 each

Price through 12/2/21:                                    
5k Run or "Free for All" Bike                                                                                $35 each
Combo 5k Run and "Free for All" Bike                                                                $50 each

Price on 12/3/21 and 12/4/21:                                    
5k Run or "Free for All" Bike                                                                                $40 each
Combo 5k Run and "Free for All" Bike                                                                $55 each

Results

Check out this year's (and past year's) results 

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