New Year, New Race!

Can you feel it?  That little tingle in the air that tells us this endless summer is on its way out, and fall, and then winter, are peeking at us from the horizon?  Maybe by now you've added elghufs and bounding and roller skiing to your workout plan, and you're thinking about the possibilities of traveling again, and racing again, this winter.

If you're a classic skier, here is great news: the iconic Ski to the Sun Marathon in the Methow has, thanks to Kent's efforts and input from Rune and other classic skiers, added a classic division to the 45k marathon.  Same day (February 12), same course, classic skiers start earlier and see how far down the track they can get before they're overtaken.  Talk about incentive to ski fast, with Hashimoto hot on your tail!

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Here is a short race description from the website:

The Ski to the Sun Marathon is a challenging course that features some of the most spectacular sections of our trail system. Racers warm up with a fast-paced ski on the valley floor and end with an exhilarating climb to the top of Sun Mountain, where 360-degree vistas and delicious, hot food await.  

More info is at the race website:

Note that this is the same day as the 54k classic Canadian Birkie and provides an option if:

  • 54k is longer than you want to ski
  • Edmonton is farther than you want to travel
  • Canada closes its doors again
  • It's too cold and the race is canceled (hey, it's Edmonton.  It happens!)

Either way, put February 12 on your calendar; we be racing!


  1. Thank you for this well written update, Debbie.

    You make a teeny weeny minuscule part of me almost, possibly, potentially feel excited for winter--seriously, overwhelming excitement at the cellular be exact.

    Just kidding! I love the snow!




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