Racing

MadNorSki has the mission to share the passion of cross country skiing with others – “Cross Country Skiing for Everyone!” And this includes racing! During January, the club organizes races at Elver park on Tuesday nights at 7 pm.    

2024 Race Series

Come join us for the Tuesday Night Race series–First time racers to experienced Birkie racers are welcome! The race series will consist of 4 scheduled races on Tuesday nights when conditions allow.  The distance is 5K or 10K and you can pick your technique — skate or classic. Skiers will be assigned a bib and timing will be done by hand and posted on the website by the next day.

Registration

Skiers will be able to register online just before the race until noon and also in person at the Elver shelter. Club members will get an email when we plan to hold a race and information will be posted on this page as well.

MadNorSki Tuesday Night Race Schedule

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 — POSTPONED TO THURSDAY, JAN 11

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter
  • Race Format: 5K distance only, skate or classic, self-seeded mass start
  • Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID
  • Register: Online by race day at noon or in-person paying with Venmo, Cash or Check. Students must register in person to get the discount.
  • RESULTS

Thursday, January 18, 2024

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter
  • Race Format: 5K & 10K distance options, skate or classic, self-seeded mass start
  • Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID
  • Register: Online by race day at noon or in-person paying with Venmo, Cash or Check.
  • RESULTS

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter
  • Race Format: 5K & 10K distance options, skate or classic, self-seeded mass start
  • Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID
  • Register: Online by race day at noon or in-person paying with Venmo, Cash or Check.
  • RESULTS

Tuesday, January 30, 2024–POSTPONED FOR BETTER CONDITIONS!!

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter
  • Race Format: 5K & 10K distance options, skate or classic, self-seeded mass start
  • Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID
  • Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID
  • Register: Online by race day at noon or in-person paying with Venmo, Cash or Check.

Note: Schedule is subject to change depending on snow conditions and weather.

Format

Races use a mass start format, with racers self-seeding themselves based on expected finish time, technique, etc.  We offer events of either a 5km or 10km distance using either classic or freestyle ski technique.  Events are further broken down by gender, so a given race has 8 events:

  • Women’s 5km Classic
  • Women’s 10km Classic
  • Women’s 5km Freestyle
  • Women’s 10km Freestyle
  • Men’s 5km Classic
  • Men’s 10km Classic
  • Men’s 5km Freestyle
  • Men’s 10km Freestyle

Fees

In an effort to keep ski racing affordable, we work to keep prices down.  Many thanks are owed to our generous sponsors and volunteers who make our ski races possible. Race series entry fees will be as follows:

Single Race

Entry in a single race $15 and may be paid online in advance or at bib pick up.  We prefer payment using Venmo (@madnorski-club) or check written to “Madnorski”.

ski trail pass from City of Madison/Dane County Parks is required for all skiers aged 16 or older.

Fee Usage and Refunds

Because many of our costs are fixed and because all of the proceeds from the race series and other club organized races are returned to the general fund to help with youth programs, education, club meetings, snowmaking, grooming, and many other expenses, entry fees for both the series and individual races are non-refundable.

We make best efforts to hold races when scheduled, and offer alternate race dates, when possible, but we are subject to the whims of nature and can only race when conditions provide safe, raceable snow of sufficient distance.  Please know that all of your race entry fees go to support and improve skiing throughout the Madison area.

While race entry fees themselves are not a tax-deductible donation, MadNorSki is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, and additional donations beyond race entry fees are both welcome and encouraged.

Race Map and Course

Start and finish is behind the Main Shelter at Elver.  5k is one lap on RED Course, 10k is two laps on RED Course

 

Thank you to our Race Sponsors

Our sponsors have donate many awesome prizes for our racers:

Locally grown mushrooms from (micromyco)

Salami’s from underground meats

Hand churned butter from seven acre dairy

Pecora nocciola from landmark creamery

Loaf of sourdough from origin bread

Free Wednesday night pizza from origin bread with underground salami and micro mushrooms

Two beers with your pizza at Giant Jones Brewery (giant jones is in the same space as Origin Breads and they do a wonderful Wednesday Pizza Night together) 

Chili crisp from fly by jin

A Free burger at Mint Mark

Dozen eggs from 9 patch farms

Bag of coffee from Wonderstate Coffee

Crêpe and a cup of coffee from Bradburry’s coffee