Marshall Sprints High School Nordic Ski Race

Posted by on October 24th 2007 in Events, Marshall Sprints, Races

The 2008 Marshall Sprints will be held at the Marshall School in Duluth, Minnesota on Saturday, January 12, 2008. This is the fourth annual running of this exciting event. The Marshall Sprints features an unique format to guarantee all skiers at least two races for a total just over 4.5 kilometers of racing. All of the sprint racing will start and finish on the school football field. The sprint course averages 15 feet wide, with some sections as wide as 24 feet. The course is safe, fast and exciting. It will be a true test of your skier’s talent. We will have a separate Jr. High 3 kilometer skate race.

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2008

Time: 9:00 bib pick up and course inspection

11:00 Sprint Qualifier

12:30 pm 3.5 k race and Jr. High 3k

2:00 pm Single elimination sprint heats top 30 boys and 30 girls

Format:
All skiers (except Jr. High) will ski a 1 kilometer qualifying sprint race on the sprint course. The top 30 girls and top 30 boys will qualify for the single elimination sprint heats. All other skiers qualify for the 3.5 kilometer short course event. These skiers will start in groups of four based on sprint qualifying times. Fastest overall times will determine final 3 kilometer short course race placement.

 

Entry Fee: $5 per skier. Checks made out to Marshall School

Entries Due: All entries need to be received by Thursday, Jan 10, 2008

Teams Invited: All teams in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan

To register log onto

http://www.boreal.org/~durfee/index.htm

Facilities:

Large indoor warming area, bathrooms, locker rooms and full concession stand. Large warm-up loop. Professional Announcing. High Quality Timing by Steve Deschene. Excellent spectator viewing with bleacher seating.

Awards:

Awards to the top 10 boys and girls 3 kilometer race and Jr. High 3k race. Awards to the top 8 skiers in the single elimination sprint heats. Top 3 boys and top 3 girls in Sprints and 3 kilometer race will receive a Billboard Bag Ski Bag.

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