February 9th Race Canceled
It’s been a tough year for skiing at Elver. I’d hoped we’d get some snow today, but it didn’t happen. I checked Elver Sunday afternoon, following the two warm days, and it was in very rough shape. So, this concludes the 2016 MadNorSki Race Series. Racers, please check the individual and team point listings and get me corrections in the next few days so I can see about ordering awards.
Thanks everyone who participated this year. Awards will be given at the March meeting.
— Don Smith
We once again welcome The Bicycle Doctor in Dousman, Wisconsin as our major sponsor for the 2016 MadNorSki Race Series. The Doc has a great selection of cross country skis and accessories available for purchase. Please consider shopping with The Doc when buying new ski or cycling gear and let him know you appreciate his support of the race series.
Thanks for your support, Doc!
2016 Race Season
We’re already well underway organizing the 2016 race season. Season registration will open at the club kickoff meeting on November, 9th 2015 at University Ridge Golf Course.
Race dates for 2016 are: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Feb. 2, & 9
NOTE: please direct all questions about the MadNorSki Race Series to email@example.com.
The MadNorSki Race Series will be held Tuesday nights on the lighted trails at Madison’s Elver Park. Races will be held on January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, & 9, in 2016. 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). 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 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 is the most entered race, 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 (18 and younger)||$2||$10|