There will be a NASTAR race on Cozy from 12pm to 1pm. Sign ups for the race will start at 8:30am at the Race Desk in the Warm Springs Lodge. For more information, please call the Sun Valley Race Department at (208) 622-6356 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 3, will be an exciting day at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. On top of the Norwegian National Team training here, we will be hosting the Sun Valley Sprint Races from 1p-3p. Sprint races are the Nordic equivalent to SkierCross, and offer great racing and spectating. The course will utilize the White Clouds trail system across from the Nordic Center, and is approximately 1.65KM in length. Waves of 4-6 skiers compete for a place in Semi-final and Final heats. If you have never skied in a Sprint race, it is a blast. And sprint races are just as much fun to watch. The price for the race has been reduced to $10 per entry, with the money going into the “pot” for the top female and male winners.
Sun Valley Nordic Sprint Races
Sun Valley Nordic Center
AFTERNOON SPRINT RACES on the White Cloud trail system at Sun Valley Nordic.
DAY OF REGISTRATION ONLY at the Sun Valley Nordic Center.
Open male and open female categories only.
$10 entry…skiers are guaranteed to race at least 2 heats.
NEW AFTERNOON SPRINT FORMAT:
9am-12:30pm: Registration at the Sun Valley Nordic Center
1:00pm: Sprint Heats begin on 1.5 K loop (waves of 4-6 depending on registration)
2:00pm: Semifinal heats
2:30pm: Final heats
The Sun Valley Town Series kicked off its 19th year of ‘Wednesday World Cup" races yesterday with a light dusting of snow on Greyhawk’s Cozy, plenty of friendly competition, and a little bit of not-so-friendly competition for the coveted fifth place spot. The annual eight-week event features a weekly GS race, with racers each getting an option of taking one or two runs, and then a Wednesday night party that rotates between local bars. This week’s party took place at the Roosevelt, where racers and teams sat around, watched themselves on the race video and enjoyed beer, chili, quesadillas, waiting to hear if they were the fifth-place man or woman and the winner of a fifth of tequila.
Thirty-two teams and around 110 racers clicked into their sharp-edged GS skis, snowboards, tele-skis, and even a few twin-tip fat skis this week. Setting the course, timing the racers, putting together the results, and handing out the weekly prizes, the Sun Valley Race Department put on quite a race yesterday. The fastest man and woman for Wednesday January 27th were Robin Sarchett (from team Dead Last) and Erika Hogan (from the SVSEF Team) finishing at a speedy 25.95" and 27.06" respectively. JP McNeal from the Puttin’ In Is For Winners Team finished as the rabbit, at 56th place. For the coveted fifth place guy and girl and the winner of a fifth of tequila, this week it was SVSEF’s Nate Schwing and Scott USA’s Toby Arnett. The second most coveted spot, 55th and a winner of a baby fifth of tequila, was Hores to Culture’s Kevin Moss.
Each week the start order and format changes, with the most important element for racers and teams being consistency, so check back next week for all of next week’s results and photos of the Town Series ruckus.
UPDATE: Treasure Vallery Musik Meisters to play Saturday starting a 3:30. This is a fantastic 9 piece band including 2 Trumpets, Flugelhorn, Alto horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, and a German Singer!
Theme:a Bavarian/Oktoberfest style festival celebrating cyclo-cross bike racing and the advent of winter
Who: Organizer: Sun Valley Company, Race Promoter: Bill Olson, Sun Valley Road & Dirt