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.  This winter we will add a Juniors Race series that will take place before the adult series.  Junior Ski Teams from around Madison are welcome and encouraged to participate and must register in advance by contacting Tamara at director@madnorski.org  

2023 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.  CXC Trails snow loop will be used as a backup venue if possible.

 

Registration

We ask that skiers register online in advance. When you register, please indicate your event, for example 5k Women’s classic, 10k classic, 10k Men’s skate, etc. Races are dependent on good snow and weather conditions and may need to be cancelled. Any cancelation will be done 24 hours before. Please check here for updates.  We will also have race day registration and can accept VENMO, check, or cash for payment.  Thank you.

REGISTER

 

MadNorSki Tuesday Night Race Schedule

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Adult Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter,
  • Junior Start Time: 6:00 pm, teams must pre-register 
  • Cost: $15 for individual race/ See discount information below for club members
  • Update: RACE CANCELED due to snow conditions.  Think cold temps and snow 🙂

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Adult Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter,
  • Junior Start Time: 6:00 pm, teams must pre-register 
  • Cost: $15 for individual race/ See discount information below for club members
  • Update: RACE CANCELED due to snow conditions.  Snow dance people!!

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Adult Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter,
  • Junior Start Time: 6:00 pm, teams must pre-register 
  • Update: RACE CANCELED due to snow conditions.  Ridiculous rain!!

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Adult Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter,
  • Junior Start Time: 6:00 pm, teams must pre-register 
  • Update: RACE CANCELED due to snow conditions.  Getting closer…just need a bit more snow!

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023  Update 1/26/23 – conditions at Elver are looking promising! 

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Adult Start Time: 7:00 pm, bib pick up starts at 6:15 pm behind the shelter,
  • Junior Start Time: 6:00 pm, teams must pre-register 
  • Cost: $15 for individual race/ See discount information below for club members
  • REGISTER    Online registration open until midnight Jan 30.  

Note: Schedule is subject to change depending on snow conditions and weather. We will try to host races in February since January has been so dismal for snow.

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”.

Advance registration for Race Series at discounted price

Club members can register for the entire race series (4 races) for a discounted price of $45 for adult club members, and $24 for collegiate club members.  When you register for the series, you will need to put in what distance and discipline you plan on racing, but this can be changed when you arrive for bib pick up.

REGISTER

 

A 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

Season results can be found on the results archive page.

Please direct all questions about the MadNorSki Race Series to director@madnorski.org.