As many as 400 participants may take part in the longest running cross-country skiing race in Michigan, as the 34th annual White Pine Stampede Cross-Country Ski Race presented by Shanty Creek Resorts will take place on February 6, 2010.

This popular event, which has been attracting contestants of all abilities from all over Michigan since 1977, features three race lengths of 10 kilometers, 20 kilometers, and 40 kilometers.

The skiers will begin their journey at the Mancelona High School and traverse over some of the prettiest landscapes found in northern Michigan. The race will conclude at either Schuss Mountain or Summit Village depending on the race length they compete in.

Cross country skiers ages 18 to over 64 are invited to participate, and awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age division for both men and women.

In addition, a number of local companies including National City, Mancelona Chamber of Commerce, Mancelona Rotary Club, Fitzpatrick Mfg. Co., MC Sports, Shorts Brewing Co., Glen’s Markets, Hammer Nutrition, Forton Graphics, and 9&10 News will be sponsoring the event with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Michigan/Detroit Medical Center.

For more information and to register for Michigan’s premier cross-country skiing event visit or