Melting

Melting Mann

March 25 2023
Cass County, Michigan, USA
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Distances: 24, 35, 60 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 1,000 Riders Participants

Ride longer and stronger!  Crank-Up your race season by challenging yourself to an Open Class Dirt Road Grinder of 60, 35 or 24 miles on a roller coaster race course. The 60 mile loop offers over 3500 feet of climbing! Plan to get your race season started with some of Southwest Michigan's most challenging dirt roads during the spring thaw.

Melting Mann

 
Start Located At: 18035 W. State Street Vandalia, MI 49095
 
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24 Mile: Male and Female (0-19), (20-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60 and Over).
Male and Female Fat Tire (No Age Categories).
24 Mile Race placements receive medals through 3rd Place in each division.
Additionally, the Fastest Overall Male and Fastest Overall Female on the 24 mile route will receive a $100 cash prize.
35 Mile: Male and Female (0-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60 and Over),
Male and Female Fat Tire, Co-ed Single Speed, and Tandem (No Age Categories).
35 Mile Race placements receive medals and cash prizes through 3rd Place in each division.
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $75
3rd Place - $50
Additionally, the fastest male and fastest female on the 35 mile route will receive a $250 cash prize and be deemed the 2023 Melting Mann and Melting WoMann.
60 Mile: Open Class Race / Podium Pay Out & Prize Structure TBD
(No Age Categories).
Each Division in the 60 Mile Race will receive medals through 3rd place. The cash payout structure for each gender is based on a minimum participation level of 65 racers*. 1st Place $500 / 2nd Place $400 / 3rd Place $300 / 4th Place $200 / 5th Place $100.

Registration Fees

$65 Entry Fee before March 8th.  $80 Entry Fee starts on March 8th.
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Only those who register by Monday, March 8th, will be guaranteed a T-Shirt.
Juniors, Age 18 and under, receive $10 off their registration fee.
Tandem Division $85 Entry Fee before March 8th.  $105 Entry Fee starts on March 8th.
Registration is limited to 1000 participants.
*Prices and registration deadlines may change.

Included

Fee includes: a T-Shirt in sizes S,M,L,XL and XXL (if registered by March 8th), Melting Mom Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ron's Beans Coffee, Goshen Brewing Brew, Post Race Fruit/Bagels, Celebration Area Access/Entertainment and a Meal by "Q It Up".

Packet Pickups

Early packet pick-up will be held on Friday, March 24th from 4:00pm-7:00pm, at Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area loacted at 13421 Mann Street, Jones, MI, 49061.

IF WE HAVE NOT EXCEEDED 1,000 PARTICIPANTS, REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE  FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH, DURING PACKET PICK-UP at Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area FROM 4:00PM-7:00PM AND ON RACE DAY, March 25th during Race Day Packet Pick-Up starting at 6:30AM at the "Melting Mann Registration Head Quarters” at Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area located at 13421 Mann Street, Jones, MI  49061.    

Prize / Race Categories


24 Mile: Male and Female (0-19), (20-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60 and Over). Male and Female Fat Tire.
35 Mile: Male and Female (0-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60 and Over), Male and Female Fat Tire, Co-ed Single Speed, and Tandem.
60 Mile: Open Class Race / Podium Pay Out & Prize Structure TBD.
24 Mile Race placements receive medals through 3rd place.


35 Mile Race placements receive medals and gift card prizes through 3rd place.
Additionally, the fastest male and fastest female on the 35 mile route will each receive a $250 cash prize and be deemed the 2020 Melting Mann and Melting WoMann.

Each Division in 60 Mile Race will receive medals through 3rd place. The cash pay out structure for each gender is based on a minimum participation level of 65 racers*. 1st Place $500 / 2nd Place $400 / 3rd Place $300 / 4th Place $200 / 5th Place $100. *We thank The Pit Fitness Ranch for sponsoring our race plates AND for generously sponsoring the 60 Mile Women's Division, matching the cash pay out of the men's division despite the diffrence in participation.(Typically, if the participation levels are not met in either gender, the pay out is based on a percentage of the revenue generated.)

2019 Melting Mann total prizes amounted to over $7000.00.  We expect to surpass that amount for our 2020, 7th Annual Melting Mann.
 

 
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Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 1