Join us on February 1st, 2020.
A special thanks to our sponsors on making our event happen! Please give these businesses your appreciation:
Edmunds and Company, Washburn Hardware and Sport, Madeline Island Ferry Line and Ann & Donn Christensen.
If you want to see a little of what it is like, see the video below, created by Dave Doering of SunridgePictures.
Again in 2020, the High School Racers will have their own start. The coaches have requested a 7k Skate Race for the High School Racers.
We have a 10 km Classic Race. We are trying a new race course this year. It is a nice intermediate course with nice rolling terrain for most of the course, but there are some sustained climbs and a couple of good decents.
We will hold a 25 km Pursuit Race. 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.
Just to keep it clear, those that want to do the 15 km Skate Race, you can still do that as well. The 15 km skate race follows the course in the past for around the first 5 km, but then joins classic course for a new accent. Don’t worry, you still get most of the same climbing, it is just spread out a little more.
We will still have the 3.5 km Middle School Race. This is a great race for middle school racers.
And lastly, we will still have the .5 km kids race (this is a non-timed event for those 8 and under).