Up, Up and Away!

5k and 10k Classic Rollerski & Running Race

Saturday August 14, 2021

Climb to the top of Blue Mound State Park, Southern Wisconsin’s highest point!

Up, Up & Away is part of the Swenor CXC Rollerski Cup Series



Register HERE



Online Pre-Registration:

  • Opens Saturday, July 24th and Closes at 9pm on Thursday, August 12th
  • $15 student, $30 adult (pre-registration) Additional $5 for CXC Cup Participation
  • High School and College Team Discounts (5 or more skiers/runners: $12 each) 
  • All skiers need to bring their own rollerskis, poles, boots, helmet.

Race-Day Registration:

  • In-person at Blue Mounds State Park–top of the Mound at the East Tower 7:30 am – 8:15 am
  • Checks/Cash only, $25 student, $40 adult +$5 for CXC Cup Participation (no team discounts)
  • Checks Payable to: “Madison Nordic Ski Club”
  • All skiers need to bring their own rollerskis, poles, boots, helmet.
  • All day-of-registrants will start in last heat. 

Registration and transaction fees are nonrefundable, including in the event of cancellation. Registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury.  Competing under another person’s name will result in disqualification.


7:30 am – 8:15 am – In-person registration at top of mound near East Tower
7:40 am – 9:00 am – Shuttle leaves every 20 minutes from top of the mound (10K finish) to the start line at the bottom of Ryan Rd (we recommend you warm up at the start with tennis shoes, we will transport them to finish)
9:00 am Start of Classic Roller Ski Race (10k) at 15 second intervals (includes CXC Cup Option)
9:15 am Start of Classic Roller Ski Race (5k) at 15 second intervals
9:25 am Start of 5k and 10k skate race
9:30 am Start of 5k and 10k running race

Start times are approximations and we will send you an update as the race date nears.  Awards will be at the top of the mound at 10:30 am.


10k Rollerski Classic (with CXC Cup Option, limited entries)
5k   Rollerski Classic
5k & 10k Skate
5k & 10k Run

Note: Middle school athletes may only compete in the 5k races.

Swenor CXC Rollerski Cup

Competitors have the option to compete in the 10k Rollerski Classic as part of Swenor CXC Rollerski Cup.  This is a scored race and racers will be required to race on rollerskis from the calibrated pool of race skis (mostly NNN bindings).  Scores will be applied to the Swenor CXC Roller Ski Cup. Racers must be active members of CXC and can check their membership status or apply for membership by following this link (USSA membership includes CXC membership).  An additional $5 surcharge is required to cover cost of pool ski use.

There will be a cap of 15 to 20 skiers using the matched race skis and those skiers must be pre-registered and in the top bracket of participants based on NRL points.

The CXC Rollerski Cup Series consists of the following races (race scoring here):


Helmets are required for roller skiing as well as for all warm up and cool downs on or near course. All skiers must provide their own roller skis which must be inspected by competitor and be in proper working order. 


Parking area is at the top of Blue Mounds State Park.

All competitors will be shuttled to the race start from the top of Blue Mound State Park. The roads will be open to the public during the race course. Coaches assisting athletes will be able to drive up and park off the road before the 9 am start. Please avoid moving traffic during the race by parking at the Blue Mounds shelter by 8:15 am.  No athletes will be allowed to ski back down after the race. Competitors may place a bag in the Madnorski shuttle van with post-race clothing that will be driven to the finish line.

All athletes will find the shuttle vehicles near the registration tent. There will be a sign at the shuttle location with approximate leaving times posted.  Shuttle will also bring 5K finishers to top of the mound. 

The shuttle will only stop at the 5k finish and 10K start/finish areas. 

We recommend that athletes plan their time wisely, and be at the start no later than 20 minutes before your start.


Awards will be presented to the top two finishers in each division after each race once results have been posted. 

Classic Rollerski Race Divisions for awards:
Junior (U14/U16/U18)*
Senior (23-29)
Master (30+)
Senior Citizens (40+) 

A separate OPEN category will be scored for Skaters, of all age groups, for both the 5K and 10K skate.

A separate OPEN category will be scored for all runners, of all age groups, for both the 5K and 10K run.

There are over $2,000 in awards from Swenor, Bliz, Start, and Anti-Freeze.  

*U14/U16 skiers and runners can only race in 5K event.


Immediately following the race, athletes are invited to enjoy a post-race sub sandwich! Water and bananas will be available at the 5K finish (halfway point), as well as at the finish line.  Athletes must bring their own water to the start line.


We would love your help!  Please contact Tamara Bryant.  On the day of the race, volunteers should report to the registration table to get their assignment.


 The course will be a 10k climb to the top of Blue Mounds State Park.  The Course starts at the bottom of Ryan Road. (total elevation climb~900 ft. for 10k race)

The 5 k course will climb from the bottom of Ryan Road to just past Moyer Road.

THERE WILL BE NO RESTROOM AT THE START LINE. Racers should use the restroom at the State Park before they are shuttled to the race start. 

The running race will follow the same course as the ski races.

Disclaimer: Inclement weather may limit the race distance. Course is closed to roller skiing before the start. Pre-race warm-up on roller skis can only occur in a designated area. All post-race cooling down must be done at the top of the park, not downhill, or on foot.

Preliminary Course Map:

Elevation profile:


Camping is available at Blue Mound State Park. Contact Blue Mound State Park  or Brigham County Park for more information.


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