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Second annual Farmland 5K

The Farmland 5K European Style XC Challenge from EXCELerate! is Traverse City's non-paved, running and biking event held in the spirit of European style cross country.  Held on a dedicated cross country course on private farmland, a special running course awaits you with knee high barriers including straw bales, fallen logs, wood fence and stone fence.  

Supporting the Michigan Land Use Institute's "Taste the Local Difference"

Farmland 5K organizers and sponsors, EXCELerate Run and Cherry Republic, are supporting TLD by donating $2 from every registered runner toward the program. 

We want to see our community embrace healthy, sustainable living.” says Hans Voss, Executive Director of the Michigan Land Use institute. "Eating local year-round is something we really push that can make a big difference to our local economy, and staying active year-round is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Promoting TLD with the Farmland 5K is a perfect fit to illustrate how we can all take advantage of local products and the great outdoors even when there’s snow on the ground.”


Friday, December 6:
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  - Packet Pick up at the world famous Cherry Republic in Downtown Traverse City.  Abundant samples and fine gift products to browse while you're there!

Saturday, December 7:

10:00 a.m. - Event site opens for parking and packet pick-up.  Warm fires and porta jons stand by to keep you warm and ready.
10:30 a.m.  - Late registration and packet pick-up opens on-site.
12:00 noon - 5K foot race, mass shot gun start.
12:30 - Post Race Party Starts!  And go ahead, set up your own tailgate party!
12:45 p.m. - "Free for All" bike race, mass shot gun start.
1:15 p.m. - Awards at the Hay Wagon, Top 3 in age category, special awards to overall, masters, and super masters, teams, and costumes.


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Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
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