Race of the Methow
|Tom Schaaf photoScott Waichler photo|
RACE OF THE METHOW 2015 was January 17-18 at the McCabe Trails, located next to Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop, WA.
Thanks to everyone who competed, worked, or cheered in a weekend of fantastic skiing and competition at the McCabe Trails and LBHS Stadium.
Results are at Webscorer:
The most current operational race information, including schedules, can be found in this 2-page PDF: 2015 Race of the Methow information
The Race of the Methow is a 2-day race weekend for skiers of all ages. The race courses on the McCabe Trails, including the stadium at Liberty Bell High School, provide a superb venue for competitors and spectators alike. Come join us in a fabulous weekend of cross-country skiing!
All racing on Saturday is classic. U10-U20 skiers will do sprint format with a qualifying time trial and heats. U8 skiers will do a mass-start, untimed “Lollipop” race. Adult skiers (20+) will do a sprint distance time trial only (no heats).
All racing on Sunday is freestyle distance format. U10-U20 and adult skiers will have individual interval starts. U8 skiers will do a mass-start, untimed “Lollipop” race.
Racing will begin at 9 am each day at Liberty Bell High School stadium. The Awards Dinner on Saturday night will be held in the High School multi-purpose room at 6 pm.
|Age Group||Saturday Classic||Sunday Freestyle|
|U6, U8||550 m||550 m|
|U10||900 m||1.5 km|
|U12||900 m||2.5 km|
|U14||900 m||3.5 km|
|U16||1.3 km||5.0 km|
|U18, U20, Adults||1.3 km||10.0 km|
Racers will be eligible for random door prizes at the awards ceremonies. Awards for Saturday’s races will be at the Awards dinner Saturday night. Awards for Sunday’s races will be in the Stadium immediately after racing ends.
The Race of the Methow is organized by the Methow Valley Nordic Team. It is a Junior National Championships Qualifier for juniors in the U16, U18, and U20 classes. It is sanctioned by USSA, and licensed skiers (U16+) can get seeding in the starts and earn points with their results that will help them in future race starts. A USSA license is NOT required to participate. There is an extra fee of $10 per day for USSA member racers.
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Leslie Hall at 509-996-6000.
Racing age is based on how old the skier is on December 31, 2014. For example, if a girl is 14 on December 31, her racing class for the 2014-15 season is Female U16 (14-15).
Entry Fees (does not include USSA scoring or awards dinner)
|Both Days of Racing||Saturday or Sunday Only|
|U8 (4-7)||Free, online registration encouraged|
|U10-U20 and adults (8 and up)||$35||$49||$25||$35|
Day of race registration is available for an additional $10 late fee. Please register in advance, online!
The Awards dinner will be a burrito bar catered by Twisp River Pub and will be held Saturday night at 6 pm at Liberty Bell High School. Tickets cost $10 each with online registration, or $12 at the door. Kids 5 and under are free.
Registration requires credit card or PayPal for payment via Webscorer.com. For teams, payment by check is possible, but coach must contact email@example.com no later than January 9, 2015 to make arrangements.
Thanks to the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association for donating some very important grooming. Their help was essential for getting ready for the RoM!
Results for last year’s races can be found at Webscorer. Search on races by Map/Sport/Date/Type, choose cross-country skiing for the sport, and Jan 4 and Jan 5, 2014 for the dates, and you’ll see all the results, including sprint qualifying, sprint heats, and the mass start distance races.
See you at the Race!
Pictures from the 2015 RoM thanks to Tom Schaaf: