Mark your calendars: March 6 at Woodland Trails in Elk River the Macalester Nordic Ski Team will host the SPF10 and 20k races on the wonderful trails in Elk River. The races will be 10k and 20k freestyle events and start at high noon under the bright March sun (there's a reason it's called the SPF 20) using the outer trail (10k per lap) at Woodland Trails in Elk River with the Prairie Loop start. Conditions there are excellent, and the trails generally hold snow longer than anywhere else in the area.
Registration, on-site, will be $25, and $15 for high school-and-younger racers. Cash, or checks made payable to "Macalester College." All proceeds from the race will go to the Woodlands Trails grooming crew and to support the Macalester Nordic Ski Team.
We can make no guarantees, but we're ordering up deep snow, good grooming and, hopefully, sunny skies under a bright, March sun.
Questions? Leave a comment here or email ari.ofsevit [at] gmail.