Stay skinny, get sendy
2020 NORDIC cross national championships
WHEN: March 21, 2020. Registration opens at 845a, heats start at 10a. Forecast calling for 50 F and sun
WHERE: Duluth, MN Spirit Mountain Main Chalet
COST: $10 per racer, practice runs, at least 2 heats ski and/or bike, and big air competition included in registration fee. Duluth Screen Print will be “live printing” shirts. Bring $10 for yours (see the shirt options below)
SPECTATORS: Perfect for watching and free, beer garden opens at 10
REGISTRATION: 8:45am day of, on site at Main Chalet only or below (same price)
Additional race details below. RSVP on the Facebook event page and invite your friends
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
We are proud to announce the second annual “Stay Skinny, Get Sendy” and inaugural US Nordic Cross National Championship race. The course will be mostly downhill with obstacles to test your skiing ability, but will also feature an steep climb to put your sprinting to the test. The races will be run in heats with the top skiers moving on to compete for the chance to win.
There is no need to qualify to race. All are welcome.
There will be one women’s and one open category winner. Awards for the top finishers in each class.
There will be a highschool division for men and women. You must be a high school (or middle school) student and opt to race in this division. Awards for the top finishers in each class.
Helmets (bike or ski) will be required anytime you are on the course.
Skiers must use approved cross country skis for the big air competition (skinny and free heel).
There will be a bike division include in this years event. The bike division will have its own heats and winners. If time allows the winners of the ski and bike divisions may faceoff!
All profits go to the Duluth XC Ski Club and the event is held in conjunction with the DXC Tour Duluth.
Be sure to stay in town and race the Erik Judeen 10k classic race at Korki Nordic on Sunday the 3rd!
845a-950a: Registration and course preview.
10a: Heats begin. 1 heat every 5 minutes (or so) unless course maintenance is required
1215p: Big air competition
1245p: Kid Cross
1p: Final heat in skiing (first) and biking (following)
Awards following the conclusion of the final races.
The course will be a mostly downhill and approximately 1km. The race will begin with a short double pole section to spread out the field followed by a long downhill run with jumps and drops. The obstacles will not be mandatory, but will cost significant time if the B line is chosen. After a sharp corner you will ski back up the hill for the distance the race promoters find difficult and painful enough to be fun. You will then turn back downhill with some chances to get sendy as you approach the finish line. The map pictured is approximate.