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Nordic racing beats winter blahs

Strathcona Nordics Sylvie of Campbell River and Tianna of Comox look forward to racing team sprints. - Photo submitted
Strathcona Nordics Sylvie of Campbell River and Tianna of Comox look forward to racing team sprints.
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The Strathcona Nordics are hosting the fun and exciting Coastal Cup races #3 and #4 on Mount Washington on Feb. 11 and 12.

With race categories for cross-country skiers ages 6 through 80, the event promises to be fun for everyone. They invite cross-country skiers of all ages and abilities to “go nordic and try racing!”

“I never imagined cross-country ski racing could be so much fun!” said a Strathcona Nordics member. “I signed up for lessons, then racing, because my children were involved – and we always have a good time at these events. Many cross-country skiers keep skiing and  racing (for fun & fitness) well into their golden years.”

The Strathcona Nordics have mapped out excellent courses for both days. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Coastal Cup #3 will be a mass start, free technique race with distances ranging from 1km to 7.5 km, depending on the age of the racers.

On Sunday, Feb. 12, there is a Team Sprint-style race for the Coastal Cup #4.

Skiers can register their relay team of two, or they can let the Strathcona Nordics find a teammate for them. The sprint distances will range from 200 metres to 600 metres, according to age category of the racers. For more race details and to register, visit their website StrathconaNordics.com.

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