SMAC Race 2011

From former FAST VP Paul Piorkowski


When  Saturday, July 16, 2011

Where: Huron Meadows Metroparks, Brighton, MI

Disciplines: Navigation based Paddling (river and lake), Mountain Bike (single- and two-track), Trekking/Trail Running (on & off trails) and Fixed Ropes

Michigan. The unique race format makes it suitable for the first time racers as well as the seasoned competitor. It will bring together the best aspects of the sport including several surprises to keep it fun, interesting and challenging.

If you've never done a SMAC race before come and see what makes our annual event so special and remember to expect the unexpected! As is tradition, there will be plenty of adventure with a dawn to late afternoon time format, male/female/coed team prizes, and post-race food and fun. Race results provided immediately post-race.

This year's race venue will includes all of southern Michigan's principal forest types, including swamp forest of, cedar, beech-maple, oak-hickory, and mixed hardwood forest. This area includes glacial topography that is unique to SE Michigan. The orienteering quality OCAD produced race maps include all major trails and land features. Navigation instruction will be offered on Friday evening before the race briefing.

To keep the quality high and to minimize the impact to the environment we limit the field size so don't miss your opportunity to get in on one of the Midwest's best! SMAC members receive a registration discount. You can find out more about the event and register for the race online at

All SMAC events depend heavily on volunteers to work before, during and after the race. Those who might not be ready to race but want to see what it is all about, or those who just like to spend the day out in one of Michigan's beautiful parks can volunteer.

Paul Piorkowski

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 18:41