Solo 5km Snowshoe/Snowrun
Ski Mountaineering 1 lap
Ski Mountaineering 3 laps
Winter or summer, we are always happy to be back at one our favorite venues, Mt. Abram. Join us on Saturday, March 9th for the Mt. Abram Lumberjack Snowshoe 5km and SkiMo Classic.
---Snowshoe Lumberjack 5km---
the 5km course will take place on a mixture of single track and groomed ski trails, criss crossing the Mt. Abram base area. But here's the catch, as any good lumberjack would expect, there will be a pile of split fire wood at the start of the race...
Those who dare, may grab a log and run with it for the duration of the race. Racers may not carry the log in a backpack. They must carry it in their arms. Upon completion racers who have carried a log will be awarded 2 mins/mile off their time, so 6 minutes total if carried for the 5km. Racers will have the option to drop the log at the halfway point and still retain the 2 min/mile time subtraction up to that point. Of course, racers are also free to bypass the log and run the 5km without the extra weight, but keep in mind those finishing behind you may have a significant deduction to their time. This is a race of strategy and grit. Which lumberjack will prevail!?!?
---Ski Mo Classic---
There will be two fun skimo options this year: a single lap and a 3-lap option.
For the 1-lap option, racers will choose between a longer, flatter route or a shorter route that includes a short woods boot pack (see map link). It will be up to racers to strategize which loop will make them faster! All racers have the same summit transition area and descend the same route.
3-lap racers will all start on the longer route, then complete lap two on the shorter route, and whomever is in the lead going into lap 3 will choose which lap to do for the 3rd. All consecutive racers will be forced to alternate direction of lap 3.
ex. If racer 1 selects the shorter lap, racer 2 must ascend the longer lap, racer 3 must do the shorter lap, etc.
All racers who plan to use the shorter loop with the bootpack must have a pack or means of attaching skis to their body. .
Stick around after your race for a post-race Baxter Beer in the Loose Boots Lounge.
$25/$30 ----- 5km Snowshoe/Snowrun (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
$20/$25 ----- Ski Mountain 1-lap (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
$25/$30 ----- Ski Mountain 3-lap (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
*Youth 16 & under always race for $15
*Early Bird pricing ends on 2/9/2019
● Entry to race
● Baxter Outdoors: multi-use bandana buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● 1 Baxter Beer (must be 21+)
9:00am: Race registration opens
9:40am: Race registration closes
9:45am: Snowrun/Snowshoe Shotgun Start
10:45am: Skimo Shotgun Start