2018 Tread Fest: Mountain Bike Races, Junior Mountain Bike Camp and Trail Running Races hosted by Michigan Tech Athletics and Recreation

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jun 16, 2018


Houghton, MI


Activity Today Later

15 KM Trail Run Race Student

$25 $25 Register

15 KM Trail Run Race Adult

$30 $30 Register

Youth Trail Run Race (14 & Under)

$10 $10 Register

About This Activity

Mountain Bike Races:

Mountain bike races are back at the Michigan Tech Trails! Take part in beginner, sport or expert class races (9/14/29 miles) that are suited to cater all skill levels!

Junior Mountain Bike Camp:

We are excited to announce the Michigan Tech Athletics Department and Outdoor Adventure Program are partnering up to host a 5 day mountain bike camp for youth ages 13-20! Learn mountain bike skills, techniques, training methodology and racing tactics and strategies from some of the best mountain bike coaches in the country! New this year, live-in campers will stay in the MTU Wadsworth residence hall (the nicest on campus!). Commuter option still available for local campers. All camp prices include full-service dining 3 meals/day at our MTU residence hall as well as meals out at various mountain bike locations throughout the camp. Register now as this camp is limited to 24 campers!

*Mountain Bike Camp participants will receive $20 race admission if you register by May 31, 2018. Please contact Tom Smith thjsmith@mtu.edu for this camp race entry price discount!

Trail Run Races:

New this year are trail running races that will feature over 90% single track on our Tech Trails and a fun but challenging point-to-point course! Come sport your trail running tread in the only single track trail running race on the Michigan Tech Trails!

Bridgefest Partnership:

The Keweenaw Tread Fest & Bridgefest are happy to both be hosting running races this Father’s Day weekend in 2018! Bridgefest will host a 5km road running race on Friday, June 15th and Keweenaw Tread Fest will host a 15km trail running race on Sunday, June 17th. Come participate in both to receive $5 off your race registration for each race!

Mountain Bike Race Schedule:

Friday, June 15

6:00-8:00pm - Early Registration/Check-In @ Tech Trails race secretary office

Saturday, June 16

8:00-9:30am - Registration/Check-In (Beginner, Sport & Expert Class Races)

10:00am - Expert Class (29 mile) race

10:03am - Sport Class (14 mile) race

10:06am - Beginner Class (9 mile) race

12:00-1:30pm - Registration/Check-In (Youth race only)

2:00pm - Youth (3 mile, 1.5 mile, 75 yard dash) races

3:30pm - Awards

Trail Run Race Schedule:

Saturday, June 16

4:00-6:00pm - Early Registration/Check-In @ Tech Trails race secretary office

Sunday, June 17

8:00-9:30am - Registration/Check-In

10:00am - Trail running race

10:30am-12:00pm - Registration/Check-In (Youth races)

12:30pm - Youth (1 mile, 75 yard dash) races

1:00pm - Awards

Cash Prizes for both the mountain biking races and trail running race!
Awards in each age class for both the mountain biking races and trail running race!
Total cash prize for the mountain bike races and trail running race and number of podium spots dependent on number of racers.
Awards in each class for Beginner & Sport Class races.

Entry Fees
*Door prizes included with registration fee.
*T-shirt can only be guaranteed if you register by May 16th!
*A portion of registration fees goes into trail maintenance in our effort to provide you with world class riding/running experiences at the Michigan Tech Trails!

Student (Middle/High School & College)
$25 before April 30

$35 May 1 - June 13

$45 in person June 14-15

$30 before April 30

$40 May 1 - June 13

$50 in person June 14-15, *16 for trail running race

$10 (U14 3, 1.5 mile MTB races & 1 mile trail running race)

FREE (U10 75 yard dash)

Race Classes

12 & Under
13 – 15
16 – 18
19 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 & Over

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