Join us on February 4th, 2023.
Please note, we will be monitoring the situation around the Covid-19 virus and taking mitigation steps to help ensure a safe event and venue for everyone involved. We will fully document these protocols once they are established. Keep in mind the structure of the race can change as circumstances change and we will do our best to post that information on our website in a timely manner.
NO ONE should participate if they have signs or
symptoms of Covid 19.
This year we encourage you to preregister. Preregistration will be any registrations we receive by mail or online by Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at midnight. There will be in person registration for the citizen races up until 1 hour before the race starts.
If you are willing to help us run the race, or bake some pies or cookie bars, please sign up on the volunteer page!
A special thanks to our sponsors on making our event happen! Please give these businesses your appreciation:
Black Cat Coffee House, Edmunds and Company, Howl Adventure Center, Sharptail Construction
“Northern Lights” Sponsors:
Ashland Baking Company, Madeline Island Ferry Line, Super One Foods
Ann & Donn Christensen, and Doug Liphart & Beth Reed.
If you want to see a little of what it is like, see the video below, created by Dave Doering of SunridgePictures.
The Middle School race will be a 3.5k freestyle race. This will be a wave start at 9:30 am, girls at 9:32 am.
The High School race will be a 7k classic race. This will be a wave start at 10:15 am, with girls at 10:17 am.
The college race will start at 11:00 am, to do the 25 km Pursuit Race, with the women at 11:02 am. This will be a world cup style pursuit. This means you will ski the 10 km classic course, come to a transition area (where you will have set out your skating equipment), change gear quickly (the time is running), then head out on the 15 km skate course. Most people that do this style pursuit use combi boots, and just change skis and poles. We don’t care though, if you want to take the time and change boots that is your choice.
The citizen races will start at 11:15am, women at 11:17 am. This will include 30k Skate, 25k pursuit and 10k classic.