Spooner Holiday Dash & Double Pole Derby Events Call Skiers North!
Hayward, WI (December 15, 2016) — With trails groomed and more fresh snow on the way, middle school, high school, and adult cross-country skiers have unique opportunities to don their skis and get ready to race in the north woods. Both the Spooner Holiday Dash and the Double Pole Derby will provide skiers with low-in-cost, yet high-in-fun, days of racing. Held over the holiday break, both events are a great way for skiers – teams, friends, families – to train for upcoming race events and feel good while doing it; both events are fundraisers for two high school Nordic ski teams.
Spooner Holiday Dash – 12.27.16, Spooner, WI
First up, the Spooner Holiday Dash. With mass start, freestyle (skate or classic) races for both high school (6.5k) and middle school (3.5k) skiers; a hot chili lunch in the Spooner High School commons; concessions; economical registration fees – individual ($10) and team ($200); and “wax box” awards for top high school boy’s & girl’s teams, as well as middle school boy’s & girl’s teams; there is no better way to spend a day of holiday break for student skiers! Proceeds from the Spooner Holiday Dash will benefit the Spooner Nordic ski team. Details and registration are available at http://www.birkie.com/spoonerdash.
Hayward High School Invitational & Double Pole Derby Events – 12.28.16, Cable, WI
Held on the beautiful Birkie Trail, voted the No. 1 cross-country ski destination in the United States by USA Today 10Best, the Hayward High School Invitational and Double Pole Derby will take place at the new American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI. The day begins with the Hayward High School Invitational where skiers will find an individual start, freestyle, middle school race (3.6k); individual start, freestyle, high school race (6.6k); and a 1K race for kids. The high school course will provide a preview of the upcoming Wisconsin High School Nordic Championships. The Double Pole Derby, a 13.4K freestyle race, provides college students and adults an opportunity to test their fitness after Christmas on the same trail they’ll be racing on during February’s Birkie week races. The day will be packed with activities including races, concessions in the heated Great Hall, demos, awards, prizes, participant swag, and on-site parking. Proceeds from both events benefit the Hayward Nordic ski team. Registration information is available at http://www.birkie.com/live/training-programs/christmas-ski-training.