Friday Night Race Series


  • There are five $20 drop-in spots available each week on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Drop-In Registration will open at 8am on race day at the link below
  • Register Now

The Friday Night Race Series is Back!

Six weeks of downhill racing, team-style competition, weekly prizes, and plenty of fun to be had.

Here’s what you need to know for 2022:

  • Registration will open on May 1st. There are 85 racer spots in the series, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration will close on June 13th or when all spots are filled, whichever happens first.
  • There is a $150 registration fee for the full, six-week series.
  • All racers will receive one timed run on each week’s race trail. Top 10 finishers in each category will win points for their team in the overall series standings.
  • Each week’s race will be held on a different trail. Expect races to be held on a range of beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain.

2022 Dates & Trails

June 24 Cat’s Paw On Safari Week 1
July 1 Fancy Feast Grillin’ & Chillin’ Week 2
July 8 Hellion Vintage Highland Week 3
July 15 Happy Hour Business Casual Week 4
July 22 NE Style To The Moon! Week 5
July 29 Upper Happy Hour > Shillelagh > Jack Rabbit Run Beach Party Week 6

Race photos are posted to Highland’s Facebook page every week.
Weather Date: August 5
Trails subject to change.

9:00am Welcome Center Opens
All racers will receive a unique racer wristband and their start group assignment when they check in at the Welcome Center. Race wristbands grant lift access to non-season pass holders beginning at 3:00pm.
10:00am Lift Opens
3:00pm Racers without a 2022 Season Pass can access the lift
5:00pm Race Trail Closed to Public
5:15pm First Group of Racers Start
Racers will receive their start group assignment when they check in at the Welcome Center. You must be at the top of the race course by your given start time for the weekly riders’ meeting.
7:00pm Results Available Online
7:30pm Announcements and Prizes in the Backyard
Stick around: ALL participants are eligible for weekly raffle prizes!

Teams will consist of five racers. Racers who finish in the top ten of their category will earn points for their team toward the overall series standings. The top three teams at the end of the series will take home fabulous prizes!

(Go ahead and be strategic when building your team: a team with diversity of gender and age classes will have more opportunity to finish high and score bigger points.)

Finalized team names and rosters must be submitted by June 15th. Racers who have not formed or joined a team by that date will have a team randomly assigned to them. (Congrats on the new friends!)


Age Classes: Competition will be split into men’s and women’s categories in the following age classes: 

  • 10 and Under
  • 11 to 14
  • 15 to 18
  • 19 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40+

Class assignments are based on your age at the start of the series: June 24th, 2022.

Point Scoring: The top ten finishers in each category every week will earn points for their team based on the following breakdown:

1st place 100 points
2nd place 80 points
3rd place 60 points
4th place 50 points
5th place 45 points
6th place 40 points
7th place 36 points
8th place 32 points
9th place 29 points
10th place 26 points

Bonus Points: Racers can earn an additional 5 bonus points for their team by dressing up to match the week’s race theme. Get creative! (Bonus points will be awarded at the discretion of the Highland race crew.)


There will be five drop-in spots available each week. Drop-in registration will open online at 8:00am on race day and be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The weekly drop-in fee is $20.

Drop-in participants will not earn series points, but will be eligible for weekly prizes.


No substitutions. If you allow another rider to race in your place, you automatically forfeit all of your series points.

Your race plate must be visible at the top of the course in order to receive your timing chip. All registered racers will be given three race plates to be used during the series. There will be a $5 charge for any additional race plates needed.

There are no refunds for missed races.