Lakeside Loppet

The 8th Annual Lakeside Loppet


Delayed until Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Skiers of all abilities and styles are invited to come out for a fun day of skiing at the Airport Nordic Ski Trails. We have a nice 10k loop laid out that offers some great scenery and skiing. Skiers will have the option of doing a 10k, 20k, 30k, and even a marathon 40k distance ski in a non competitive format. All skiers will start at the same time and some skiers may have their watches on for a personal best, but this is not a timed event and there will be no placings or “race” categories. Just a fun day out on the trails skiing at whatever pace you like. The objective for the event will be, similar to previous years, to see how many kilometers total we can accumulate as a ski club.  Friends, families, coworkers, schools, ski buddies, etc, are all encouraged to create “teams” and put forth their own distance challenges. Again, time is not considered.

Let’s see how many KMs we can accomplish together. Can we make it to a thousand?

The event is free for club members, but we are asking all participants to make a donation of $3 per lap when they register. (10k =$3, 20k = $6, 30k = $9 and 40k = $12). Non-members will pay day fees plus a contribution of $1 per lap. The lap contributions plus day fees will all go towards the Ski Development Fund.

There will be a table outside the hut for skiers to place their snacks and drinks on, should they chose to do so, and the hut will also be open should people prefer to keep their supplies inside and take a little break.

Limited quantities of chili will be served starting at 12:00 or 12:30.

Route:* There will be no marshals on the trails, but maps will be posted in advance and signage will be present. The route will be Upper Blue, Purple, Green, Red Extension, and the Red. (10k loop)

Lakeside Loppett 10 km

5.2 km

4.2 km Flatlander

*If the 10km course is too much for you, come out and do whatever you can. Every kilometer counts. The only caution is about possible congestion if you are going in reverse direction along the section of the Red between the Purple and Blue.

Start 10 am

Finish 2pm

Registration: In person, day of event from 9:00 to 9:45. Please make your lap contribution when you register. Contribute more later if you ski extra distance.


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