7th Annual Community Fun Race
The Fernie Nordic Society is holding its 7th Annual Community Fun Race day on Sunday February 3. The event starts at 10:30 am from the warming hut of the Nordic Centre. All skiers are invited to participate, club members and non-members alike. The overall theme will be FUN and CHEERS for all. Although this event has a four letter word in its name, the Nordic Society wishes to welcome all participants of all abilities to the event, not just ‘racers’.
A short ski course will be used for two types of events: one event for a duo adult/child (10 and under) and the second one is a 4-person relay with skiers drawn at random. Another option is for the 4 legs of the relay to be done solo by the same skier.
Skiers should register online before race day at Webscorer.com although late comers will also be accepted on Sunday morning
There will be hot food available by donation – bring a bowl and a mug to help us go green(er).
Date: Sunday, February 3 from 10:30 am Please arrive by 9:30 to prepare for event
Where: Elk Valley Nordic Centre located 4 km SW from Fernie along highway 3
Age requirement: None - all ages are welcome
Entry Fee: $0.00 or totally FREE for all participants
Adult-Child (10 and under): both leave the hut at the same time. The child stops at the feed station for hot chocolate while the adult skis the Lookout and Cedar Loops. Both skiers return together to the warming hut.
Course length: 1 km for child and 3 km for adult
Relay races: Four skiers are drawn at random to form a team. Each skier starts and skis around the Lookout and Cedar Loops to return the warming hut. The next skiers follow the same route until the last skier returns to the hut. For ages 11 and older - younger skiers welcome with parent's consent.
Course length: 3 km for each leg - total 12 km
Solo races: One skier completes the entire course four times until finished. Available categories: male, female, classic, skate, mixed classic/skate also sorted by age.
Course length: 12 km total
A chariot race may be added depending on demand. A course map is available HERE.