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Come Howl at the Moon at Stony Creek Metropark on June 1, 2019

Participate in this twilight trail adventure and enjoy a one mile hike, 5K fun run or mountain bike (MTB) ride all while supporting the new Shelden Trail Development project. Be sure to stick around after and enjoy refreshments, live music, food, a bonfire and more!

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Event Schedule

Meet at the Stony Creek Metropark West Branch Area, parking is available near by.

  • 6 p.m. – Registration (walk-up) and check-in
  • 6:45 p.m. – Mountain Bike Ride (MTB)
  • 7:00 p.m. – 5K Fun Run
  • 7:10 p.m. – One Mile Hike
  • 8 p.m to 9:45 p.m. – Afterglow party, s’mores and bonfire, DJ, snacks and refreshments
  • 9 p.m. – Raffle drawing
  • 10 p.m. – All participants must exit park
Sponsorship Opportunities

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks plan to extend and develop the Shelden Trails System to create a premier multi-use, natural surface trail system in southeast Michigan. The new trail design will create a defined single-track loop, improve user safety and increase navigability through improved signs, address sustainability issues and protect the biodiversity of the landscape, and create an exceptional year-round amenity attractive for regional events.

All proceeds from Howlin’ at the Moon will support the Shelden Trails Development project.

FAQ

How do I register?

Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done online here (link to registration) or at the Stony Creek Park Office. If space is available, walk-up registration is available for the event on Saturday, June 1. Please register at the Stony Creek Metropark West Branch Area between 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Walk-up registration is $30 per participant.

Can I get a refund?

We are sorry but there are no refunds for Howlin’ at the Moon registration. Please know, all proceeds from the event will go towards the development of the Shelden Trail System. Thank you for your support!

It’s going to be dark! How can we see where we are going?

All participants must have their own 200+ lumen light (headlamp, flashlight). The hike and 5K courses will be lit with lanterns and glow products. On the mountain bike course, only key turns and selected segments will be lit.

Are there any age limits?

Nope! All are welcome to participate in Howlin’ at the Moon. It is a family friendly event.

If I register and cannot make the event, can I get a refund?

We are sorry but there are no refunds for Howlin’ at the Moon registration. Please know, all proceeds from the event will go towards the development of the Shelden Trail System. Thank you for your support!

Do I need a Metroparks vehicle pass?

Yes! To enter Stony Creek Metropark, all vehicles need a Metroparks vehicle permit. Annual permits are $35 and are good for all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Daily passes are available for $10.

Are baby strollers allowed on the course?

All routes are on natural surface trails and are not ideal for stollers, that said, if you’re up for it– strollers are welcome on the 5K fun run/walk route and one mile Owl Prowl Hike.

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry, please leave Fido at home. Although dogs are allowed otherwise on the Shelden Trails, we ask that no dogs participate at the event for the safety and comfort of other participants.

Are headphones permitted during the race?

Although not prohibited, participants are not encouraged to wear headphones for the safety of themselves and others.

Where is check-in and registration?

Registration will be held at the Stony Creek Metropark West Branch Area.

Where is parking?

Parking is available at the Stony Creek Metropark West Branch Area.

Is there a gear check?

No, please leave all valuables and items in your car.

Where is the start and finish?

The Stony Creek Metropark West Branch Area.

What’s going to be available to eat? Drink?

Water, snacks (such as trail mix), hot dogs and s’mores will be offered for free to participants.

Other good stuff to know:

All proceeds will benefit the Shelden Trails Development Project. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks would like to extend and develop the Shelden Trail system to create a premier natural surface, multi-use trail system in southeast Michigan. Thank you for your support!

CONTACT

Katie Kowalski

Katie.kowalski@metroparks.com
(810) 494-6020 (office)
(248) 303-4305 (mobile)

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