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We are very happy to welcome back The Bicycle Doctor of Dousman Wisconsin as the major sponsor of the 2015 Madnorski Race Series. They have a large selection of cross country skies and ski related gear. We hope you would visit them in Dousman or go to their web site at


(formally known as Elver Race Series)


Preparations are under way for the 2015 season.

This year in lieu of a T-Shirt as a premium for our season skiers we will be giving away a GIFT BAG.  The gift bag will include items such as a Race Series hat, ski wax. chap stick, coupons, ski scrapper and more.  We will only have fifty gift bags. They will go to the first 50 (fifty) skiers that register for the entire series.

Registration will begin at the November MNSC Club meeting on November 10th at the Lussier Center.  We can register more than 50 skiers for the entire series, but only the first fifty will get a gift bag.

NOTE: please direct all questions about the Madnorski Race Series to

Race Description:

The Madnorski  Races Series will be held on Tuesday nights at at Madison’s Elver Park.  Races will be held on January 6, 13, 20, 27,  February 3, & 10, in 2015.  Race distances will be 5K and 10K (more or less) with both freestyle and classic technique races for each distance, each night. Information regarding each race will be posted to the XC email list prior to the race including schedule changes and cancellations. You will also see information posted each week here (above), listed under Updates. All skiers are welcome. Results will be posted on left side of this page. A typical race course map is available here and Elver park trail distances are available here.
There will be a one hour time limit on all races.  You have one hour for both the 5k and 10k events.

Trail Pass:  A ski trail pass from City of Madison/Dane County Parks is required for all skiers entering the course.

The “Series Competition”

The Elver Race Series will have overall champions declared at the end of the season. There will an award for winners in 8 categories as follows:

10k Men’s Freestyle 10k Men’s Classic
10k Women’s Freestyle 10k Women’s Classic
5k Men’s Freestyle 5k Men’s Classic
5k Women’s Freestyle 5k Women’s Classic

To be eligible as a series competitor you must register for the race season series. Skier need not declare which category they are competing in and may compete in a different race length or style each week.  Each skier finishing a race will be ranked in there category according to their finish (serarated by gender only,  not by age classes). Firsts place will get one point, second place will get two points, third place will get three points and so on. You must have scores from three races in any given category to be eligible for an award. The skier’s best three race finishes in a category will be used for point totals, and the others ignored. (Any one skier can only place in one category at the end of the sesaon) The lowest score wins. If any races need to be canceled the race committee reserves the right to change the number of races for tabulation.


There will be team racing as part of the Madnorski Race Series. Teams can be any combination of males or females. A team may consist of 3-5 skiers. Only the top three skiers from a team will score points for the team on any given night. The racers on any one team DO NOT have to be in the same race (they do have to be skiing on the same night). Scoring for a team will happen in the same manner as individuals. Your finish place in your race (separated by gender, but not age) is your point value. A perfect team score for a night would be three, from 3 different first place race finishes. At the end of the season a team must have scores from all but one race. For example, if all six races are held a team’s top 5 scores will be used. If only five races are held a total from 4 races will be used.  Skiers on teams are also eligible for individual awards.

Download team registration form here.

There is no extra fee for registering a team, but all the skiers on a team must be entered as season skiers.

Fee Schedule

Per Race Entire Season
Youth (18 and younger) $2 $10
Madnorski member $10 $40
Non-member $15 $50


Thank you to all of our

2015 Supporting Madnorski Race Series Sponsors

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