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BLUE HILLS ASCENT

Cross-Country Ski Races
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 1st race at 9:30 a.m.

Review this website carefully regarding exciting changes to the 2008 racing format!
NEW!!!  2km Classic Sprint at 9:30 a.m. offers BIG CASH PRIZES (see details below) and is limited to the 1st 100 entrants
2km Classic Sprint at 9:30 a.m.
Kids' Race at 11:20 a.m.
12km Freestyle Race for Adults at 12:00 noon
8km Freestyle for High School and Youth at 12:20 p.m.
Great lunch following the Blue Hills Ascent

New this year!!!
  Skating technique clinic
the following day on Sunday, January 6, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presented by the Blue Hills Trail Association, Inc. and Riverbrook Bike & Ski (instructors Cindy & Tim Swift)
The fee for the skating technique clinic is $15 participation is limited to the first 30 registrants
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email Bjorn if interested in signing up for the ski clinic bhascent@yahoo.com **********

A huge thank you to 2007-08 major donors!
 

2km Classic Sprint Race Course:
on the EastSide Trail map, follow these numbers
122231

Freestyle Race Course (first revised for 2005 to take advantage of smoother trail sections & more negotiable downhills in the event of low snow conditions):
on the EastSide Trail map, follow these numbers
12km:  122332128291091817161520194324253231231
8km: 12233212829109543243231231
An alternative map view is available at Race Course map

Check out waxing tips for raceday at TokoTips or phone 1-877-TWAX-TIP

Fees:    2K Classic Sprint only       12K only       2K Sprint + 12K freestyle        8K Youth        Kids Race    
  (Adults) (Adults) (Adults)    (High School)     
Pre-register $40 $20 $50 $10 Free
Day of Race $55 $25 $70 $15 Free
           

Registration -- you have three options:
1) Register by completing registration form and mailing the completed form (along with your entry fee) postmarked by Dec. 29, 2007 to:
    Blue Hills Trail Association
    P.O. Box 251, Bruce, WI  54819
2) Use your credit card to Register Online up until 8 a.m. the day prior to the race
3) Race Day Registration & Pick Up Your Bibs starting at 8:00 a.m. at the warming house at the EastSide trailhead of the Blue Hills Trail
     registration for the 2k race ends at 9:15 a.m.
     registration for the 12k race ends at 11:30 a.m.
     registration for the 8k race ends at 11:45 a.m.

           
We would prefer to avoid the hassles associated with same-day registration, and strongly encourage you to pre-register.  This worked well for skiers & organizers alike in the past.  Please pay attention to the following:
1) Adults that have pre-registered can request wave seeding for the 12K freestyle race (10 racers per wave) by providing a recent Birkie result as part of their registration.  If registering the day of the race, expect to be placed in the later waves.  High school (youth) participants will start after all the adult racers have started, and will be placed in waves in order of registration.
2) High school coaches are encouraged to review the options of online registration vs. submitting their registrations as a batch mailing.
3) We can no longer offer a refund if the race is canceled.  Our fixed expenses still need to be covered if we expect to offer a race each year.  We will do everything in our power to host the race, but will not race if conditions are unsafe.

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS 8 A.M. FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Awards:

2K Classic Sprint offers graduated cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
(for example, if 100 racers enter, 1st place = $800, 2nd place = $500, 3rd place = $300)
Freestyle 12K race provides awards for overall placement as well as age groups
Freestyle 8K race provides awards for overall placement as well as high school teams
Goody bags for all the entrants in the 2K Classic Sprint, and for the first 100 entries in the 12km/8km race

Location:

Northwest of Bruce on County O, register at the warming house at the EastSide trailhead of the Blue Hills Trail
Click here for driving directions

Facilities:

Free parking at the EastSide trailhead
Great lunch following the race
Lodging at Bruce, Ladysmith, Rice Lake, & Weyerhaeuser.
     For coupons worth a $20 nightly lodging discount on the 4th & 5th, contact Bjorn bhascent@yahoo.com

Children’s Race: 2Km at 11:20 a.m.  Free Ribbons to All

Sunday (Next Day!) January 6 Ski Clinic -- email Bjorn if interested in signing up bhascent@yahoo.com

Timing/Results: professionally timed by Vira.com

Questions: email bhascent@yahoo.com or phone Bjorn Hanson (715) 236-3417

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