Turtle River Pursuit Ski Race

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am – February 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

The Turtle River Pursuit skiing competition is a two day race, combining classic (diagonal stride) and skating (freestyle) techniques .  The classic race will be at the MECCA Trails in Mercer on Saturday, February 9, and the skate ski race is at the WinMan Trails in Manitowish Waters on Sunday, February 10.  The Pursuit will include individual skiers who ski both disciplines and two person teams.  Saturday results determine the Sunday start times.  The fastest skier on Saturday is the first out of the starting gate on Sunday.  The first skier across the finish line on Sunday wins the two day race.

MECCA and WinMan Ski Trails are among the best cross country trails  in the upper Midwest.  The trail systems enjoy the combination of skiing through the rolling terrain through northern pine and hardwood forests and great natural snowfall.

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation is collaborating with the Turtle River Pursuit, providing its expertise in community engagement and fundraising.  The Pursuit plans a year round community  outreach bringing kids, families and seniors out to the trail systems for exercise, fresh air, instruction focused on good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.  

Sponsorship from the business community includes financial, in kind contributions  and volunteer support.

To register or learn more:  www.turtleriverpursuit.com

Contact us:  info@turtleriverpursuit.com

Find us on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TurtleRiverPursuit

Friday, February 8th: 5pm – 9pm: Skier Packet Pickup and Welcome Reception, location  TBD

Saturday, February 9th: 9am – 10:30am: Day of Registration and Packet Pickup at MECCA Chalet,   11am – 2pm: 11K Classic Ski Race

Sunday, February 10th: 7:30am – 8:30am: Packet Pickup at WinMan Chalet,   9am – 12pm: 11K Skate Ski Race,  12pm – 1:30pm: Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Meal