Ski races at Crater Lake on Saturday – February 4, 2004

Ski races at Crater Lake on Saturday

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon
February 4, 2004

BY LEE JUILLERAT

Plentiful snow should greet participants for Saturday’s 27th annual Crater Lake Wilderness Races at Crater Lake National Park.

Two distances will be offered, 10 and 20 kilometers, or about 3.1 and 6.2 miles. The races will start and end at Rim Village, with the 20K starting at 10 a.m. and the 10K at 10:10.

Racers who have preregistered should report to the cafeteria area by 9:45 a.m. to receive their information packets and numbers. Entry fees will be taken on race day morning until 9:15 a.m.

The cost is $27 for adults with a T-shirt or $12 without. The cost for youth under age 15 is $22 with a shirt or $7 without. T-shirts for all participants will be mailed after the race. Only checks will be accepted for race-day registrants.

Both courses go out the West Rim Drive to the “Corrals” area, turn around before the steep uphill icy area, and return to the start. The 10K skiers make one out-and-back loop while 20K racers make two laps.

In case of adverse weather or snow conditions, alternate courses will start near park headquarters and follow East Rim Drive to Videa Falls and back.

A short 1 to 2K race may be held for children under age 10. If enough interest is shown, the race will begin after the two main races.

Trophies and awards will be given for the first three places for men and women finishers, with awards to the top men and women finishers in each race by age group.

Race entry forms are available from Mary Bond at 882-8376 evenings or from Chuck Dunbar at 883-3261 days. Entry forms are also available at the front desk of the Herald and News, 1301 Esplanade Ave.

– By Lee Juillerat

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