Thursday, February 9th Race is ON!
Tuesday’s meltdown was not kind to the full lighted loop, but I’ve consulted with Yuriy and the other groomers and it sounds like we’ll use the man-made loop combined with the ball field loop for a longer race course. My having-not-seen-it assessment of what I understand to be in good enough shape for racing is a loop of ~1.5 miles, so we’ll shoot for doing 2 laps (~5km) or 4 laps (~10km) of that. This plan may need to be adapted when I actually get out there this afternoon, but we’ll be on snow at any rate. Registration at 6pm, race at 7. See you all tonight!
Race dates for 2017 are: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7
Elver Park Abbreviated Race Course
Here is the abbreviated (man-made + ball fields) Elver Park race course. This is slightly short, but we’ll do 2 laps for ~5km and 4 laps for ~10km.
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Please direct all questions about the MadNorSki Race Series to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MadNorSki Race Series will be held Tuesday nights on the lighted trails at Madison’s Elver Park. Races will be held on Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7, in 2017. Race distances will be 5K and 10K (more or less) with both freestyle and classic technique races for each distance. Race registration will begin at 6:00 pm with races commencing at 7:00 pm. 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. 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.
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 MadNorSki 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 their category according to their finish (separated by gender only, not by age classes). First 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 season) 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.
The race registration form and waiver can be downloaded here.
There will also be team racing as part of the MadNorSki Race Series. 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. 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. If a team has fewer than three skiers on a given race night, they will be assigned “ghost” skiers to fill their nightly roster to the minimum of three A “ghost” skier’s place/points will be the last place in the race with the most entrants, plus one.
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.
There is no extra fee for registering a team, but all the skiers on a team must be entered as season skiers. We will assist with putting together teams from season skiers who are otherwise “unsigned” and have no team affiliation.
Download team registration form here.
|Per Race||Entire Season|
|Youth & Collegiate||$2||$10|