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Amazing Race at Cannonsburg Ski Area – Curbside if Needed!

Photo from the Traverse City race August 2019.

Racers will experience a woodsy, watery Amazing Race-like event at the Michigan Adventure Race: Cannonsburg Edition on August 15, east of Grand Rapids. Depending on the size of large groups allowed per executive order, the race may switch to “curbside” service. As soon as racers arrive, they can grab their race number, maps, shirt and go! Registration and details at www.miadventurerace.com.

Like the popular Amazing Race on television, teams of one to four will use maps and instructions to search for hidden checkpoints. But unlike the show where participants use planes, trains and automobiles to get around, racers will travel by their own power, running/hiking, biking and paddling, finding as many checkpoints as they can within the time limit.

Racers can pick from a 4-, 7- or 12-hour race. That seems daunting, but teams find a pace that they are comfortable with – often hiking instead of running–and most checkpoints are optional. The 4-hour race does not have the paddle section. For those who have never done an adventure race or used a compass, a free compass and navigation clinic will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 1. Online resources are available for those who can’t attend (takes about 30 minutes to learn to use a compass).

Our charity partner is Camp Anew, a branch of Starlight Ministries, that provides support specifically to children and teens ages 7-17; it is a place where campers will experience the value of gathering with other children who have experienced grief.

For more information about the race and to register, go to www.miadventurerace.com and visit www.facebook.com/miadventurerace to join a growing community of adventure racers.

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CSPS Ski & Snowboard Club


For 4th grade students and older

CSPS students have the opportunity to be part of the school ski and snowboarding club at Cannonsburg Ski Area; six Thursdays beginning in January.

For more information and club sign up forms, visit https://goo.gl/2xbv2Z or contact Club Advisors: Christi Bentley 616-204-6625, Michelle Bayink 616-799-0881.

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Ski swap and equipment sale fundraiser

As winter weather approaches, West Michigan Ski Patrols gear up for the largest ski swap fundraiser in the state of Michigan. The 42nd annual ski/snowboard swap and equipment sale will take place November 8, 9 and 10 at Cannonsburg Ski Area located at 6800 Cannonsburg Road, Belmont, Michigan, 49306.

The 42nd annual sale is a fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit ski patrols of West Michigan, including the Cannonsburg Ski Patrol, Pando Ski Patrol, and the West Michigan Nordic Ski Patrol. Commissions earned from the sale go to purchase first aid supplies and life-saving equipment used to evacuate injured guests in the event of an accident or emergency. Ski Patrols do not charge for emergency care, are volunteers, and no funding from county or community.

There will be thousands of pieces of new and gently used equipment at bargain prices. Clothes, downhill skis, snowboards, cross country skis, boots, coats, hats, gloves, and accessories for all winter activities will be available on a first come first serve basis. Doors are open to the public Friday November 8 and Saturday November 9 from 10:00a.m.-9:00 p.m. and on Sunday November 10 from 11:00 am.-2:00 p.m. (Please Note: There will be no sale on Thursday November 7.)

Check in for items to be entered in this year’s swap will take place at Cannonsburg Ski Area November 4, 5 and 6 from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. The cost to enter items in the sale is $2 per 10 items with a 25 percent commission going to the ski patrol for each item sold. The ski swap does not accept straight skis, older bindings or damaged equipment.

For more information about the swap, please contact Kevin Barrons at (616) 293 5717 or by e-mail kabarrons@comcast.net.

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Ray Winnie
Intandem Credit Union


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