Winter events at City Forest you don't want to miss

Nothing goes better with cold and crisp air than some outdoor winter fun. This winter you’ll find endless things to do right in your backyard at Midland City Forest thanks to a few new events and some old favorites.

MidWinter Chill – January 26

The first annual MidWinter Chill is coming up later this month and will host Midland’s first ever cardboard sled race on the sledding hill at City Forest. With s’mores, toboggan rental, an ice carving demonstration, awards for best sleds, campfires and more, the first annual MidWinter Chill is great for getting outside this winter.

Find more information about content rules and events on the MidWinter Chill website.

46th Annual Snow Sculpture Contest – February 9

Midland County middle school and high school kids compete each year in the Snow Sculpture Contest at Midland City Forest. While the competition is not open to the public, viewing of the final product and watching the competition is. Stop by and watch the local teens in action or view the sculptures for as long as weather permits they stay up.

Find more information about the Snow Sculpture Contest at Midland Parks and Recreation website.

3rd Annual Snow Sculpture Contest – February 16

The middle of February can be a toss-up on weather, which makes the Snow Moon Trail Run all the more challenging! This year TriToFinish is joined by Short’s Brewing Company of Bellaire, Michigan to host the third annual trail run completed in the evening. Three distances including 5k, 15k and 25k (one, three and five laps around City Forest) are sure to challenge runners of all ages.

After the race, or for enthusiastic supporters, there will be a bonfire and beverages from presenting sponsor Short’s Brewing Company with help from Midland Eagles 2110 to serve up ice cold adult refreshments. Come out to run a little, a little more, or not at all and just cheer on participants while sipping a beer by the bonfire.

Find more information about the 3rd Annual Snow Moon Trail Run by TriToFinish here.

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