The 2015 Vasa Festival of Races will take place February 14-15, 2015 in Traverse City. The Vasa Festival of Races has something for kids and adults, so strap on your skis or hop on a Fat Bike and enjoy! For the entire list of events and more information go to the Vasa’s website.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the event send an email to Linda Deneen:

Saturday, February 14

  • Jr Vasa at 11:30 am
  • Ted Okerstrom Memorial Tour at 1 pm
  • 12km and 35km Fat Bike Race at 2 pm

Sunday, February 15  (sponsored by Hagerty Insurance % 

  • Gran Travers 16 km Classic sponsored by Hagerty Insurance
  • 6 km Classic race sponsored by Brick Wheels

Near the finish line The Event Tent will be set up for all ages to mingle and warm up. This year’s title sponsor is Short’s Brewing Company and they will be in the event tent and beer garden selling their craft beers and ciders.

“Our philosophy at Short’s has always been Michigan Only, Michigan Forever. With our focus so strong on our home-state, it is extremely important to us to not only participate in, but also to support events that embrace the natural resources around us. The traditions, camaraderie and spirit of the North American Vasa race fit perfectly with our company culture, and we are excited to bring our partnership to the next level as the title sponsor for the next three years,” says COO of Short’s Brewing Company, Matt Drak.

Cherry Republic, the official snack of the North American Vasa will also be on site providing complimentary snacks. As in the past, hot soup, fruit, bread, cookies, and drinks will be provided for racers and volunteers in the Banquet Hall. You can enjoy these items in the banquet hall or carry them a few feet to the Event Tent to meet up with family and fellow participants.

For more information, to register & a complete list of sponsors visit the Vasa website.