Welcome to the Farmland!
The Farmland 5K Run and Free for All Bike is Traverse City Track Club's "winter weather"running and biking event held on a dedicated cross country course on private farmland; always on the first Saturday in December. A classic, european style turf grass course awaits you with knee high barriers including straw bales, fallen logs, wood fence and stone fence. Enjoy the natural challenge of running or biking in early December! (event to be held no matter the weather). Traverse over grass or snow and ice, wooded dirt trails, and farmland running terrain.
A Unique Bike Race called the "Free for All!"
The Farmland "Free For All" bike event held immediately following the 5K run, has cyclists taking to the running course for 6 laps of fun competition (approximately 12.0 miles total), on any bike you choose. Fat bikes, cyclocross bikes, mountain bikes, maybe even a unicycle; you’ll see it all. Awards to the top Fat Bike, Cross Bike, Mountain Bike, Single Speed Bike, and deep awards for all bikes for the 12 and under category.
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. There will also be trophies for the winners too, so there’s a lot to fight for.
Compete as an individual or as a team and earn unique age group prizes and special awards. Enjoy the natural challenge of running or biking in early December! (event to be held no matter the weather). Traverse over grass or snow and ice, wooded dirt trails, and farmland running terrain.