Sunday, March 1, 2015

NMCup xc ski races and fun events Sat-Sun March 7-8th.

This coming weekend (Sat-Sun March 7-8th) our Southwest Nordic club and Enchanted Forest will hold NM Cup XC Ski races at Enchanted Forest XC Ski and Snowshoe Area!! Info is below. The list of events this year include a pace race relay, great for newbies and mixed ability participants! Come up if 
you can, should be a lot of fun!! Race courses will be groomed especially for these events.
Never been to EFXC? Here is a first-timer info post we have on it including driving and rentals info: click here.
Don't want/aren't ready to race? Just come up to check EFXC and the events out and see how much fun it is (and see that anyone can race, even those learning how to walk often race :). Kids will have others to play with after and before events, it should make for a very fun weekend! Still not comfortable? Take a private or group lesson from EFXC's knowledgeable staff! Call ahead about lesson times.

Registration is day of each event at the EFXC base lodge. 
8:45-9:15am for adult races and until 11am for kids races and relays 
You will sign a waiver and get a race number. If participating both days please save your number to use it both days.
COST: each participant will need to buy an EFXC day trail pass for each day they are racing. Races are free with purchase of trail pass.

Althea racing with her grandpa
List of events!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday March 7th
--5/10k classic races (individual/time trial start, 30sec apart), 
--0.25/0.5k  kids races (flat, 1/2 laps around the base area), 
--3k kids race using blue and green trails (out Powder Puff back on March Hare loop, has hills and downhills)
--Pace Race relays: 2 people per team. Guesstimate your time and the winner is the team whose total time is closest to their own guesstimate. Length of each leg will vary from 0.25-1km based on each participant's ability. All loops are around base area. Great for cheering each other on and a fun way to mix participants of all abilities together! If you have an odd number of interested folks, we will find you a pair just before the race :)

Sunday March 8th
--7.5k/15k skate races
--0.25/0.5k  kids races (flat, 1/2 laps around the base area)*
--3k kids race using blue and green trails (out Powder Puff back on March Hare loop, has hills and downhills)*
*kids who know how to skate are encouraged to skate in the Sunday races, but classic will be fine as well for kids races.

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