Pursuit Racing Is Back in the Northwoods!

11K Classic Race


11K Skate Race

On Two Beautifully Maintained Trails

Over One Mid-Winter Weekend



One Incredible Race

MECCA Trails and WinMan Trails set out to create a pursuit style ski race that celebrates both disciplines of skiing, silent sports and the Mercer/Manitowish Waters area.

The inaugural Turtle River Pursuit is the weekend of Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th, 2019. The first leg of the Pursuit is an 11K classic ski race at MECCA Trails of Mercer on Saturday.  The second portion of the pursuit is an 11K skate ski race at WinMan Trails of Manitowish Waters on Sunday. This race is open to individuals and teams.

The Turtle River Pursuit has partnered with the Gogebic Range Health Foundation.  The Foundation chose the Pursuit as a collaboration partner to promote healthy lifestyles and community involvement.  Business sponsors, donors, and community groups are key in making this event possible by offering financial and volunteer support!


Friday, February 8th

5pm - 9pm: Skier Packet Pickup and Welcome Reception, location  TBD

Saturday, February 9th

9am - 10:30am: Day of Registration and Packet Pickup at MECCA Chalet

11am - 2pm: 11K Classic Ski Race

Sunday, February 10th

7:30am - 8:30am: Packet Pickup at WinMan Chalet

9am - 12pm: 11K Skate Ski Race

12pm - 1:30pm: Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Meal