Dig out those running shoes and get ready to hit the trails!

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The Nordic Trail Festival will be held at  Nordic Heritage Sport Club in Presque Isle from Friday, July 31st to Sunday, August 2nd at the club hosts a celebration of community, trails and lifestyle.

Whether you like to compete, or like to take on a challenge with friends, check out the variety of riding and running opportunities at this year's festival.  Your youngest singletrack fanatics can tackle the Kids' XC bike race and running race, while riders of all ages can take part in the excitement of our Downhill Race.  If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind mountain bike race try the annual MTB Biathlon where you'll have a chance to combine rifle marksmanship with singletrack riding.  Riders looking for the ultimate experience can jump in the 6-Hour Mountain Bike Race and compete as an individual or as a team.  And finally trail running enthusiasts should grab a team and jump into the 6-hour relay.

Tackle the trails for a day of running or biking; relax and take part in various events. Enjoy live music, games, contests, food, racing, and the awesome trails of the Nordic Heritage Center.

For more information go to www.nordictrailfestival.com.