Welcome to another beautiful, snowy day in the Shire. Last night we groomed the Westside, the Eastside, the Bench, and Elk Avenue. Elk Avenue? That can only mean one thing- it’s Alley Loop Weekend!
The races will start at 7am tomorrow, and go until about 2 or 3pm. At that point we will open up 1st and 2nd street to through traffic. Then we’ll close 1st & 2nd streets, again, overnight for races Sunday starting at 9am. If the weather holds we plan to clear Elk Avenue of snow on Sunday afternoon.
If you’re signed up for the race, you can come pick up your bib at the Nordic Center today, or we will have a drive-thru pick up behind the school from 5-7pm this evening. If you are still hoping but to race but aren’t signed up you’d better head over to the Nordic Center right now and ask real nice. We aren’t allowing walk up registration this year, but if you walk up and ask nicely…
We are also having the Virtual Youth 1k & 3k at the Nordic Center- and we are allowing walk up registration for the kiddos. Just come by, sign your kids up, time them on the course (a watch or cell phone will do), and then report to the front desk staff with your time, for a medal!
There’s a lot going on this weekend- if you’re not racing and want to get out for a ski on Saturday or Sunday, please stick to the Eastside or Bench trails, to avoid racers as much as possible.