Title: Romance Half Marathon Race and Tour
Location: Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton, Vermont
Description: Distance: The course will start at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT and follow the Catamount Trail and other wilderness trails in the scenic Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. These wilderness trails will be groomed classic style specifically for this event and no skating will be allowed. The Tour Category will ski the 15km loop while racers will have a choice between the 15km (one loop course) or the 25km course (two loop course).
Type of Event: Classic-style technique for both the race division (timed event) and tour division (non-timed event)
Start Times: Both Tour and Race Divisions start at 11:00am. Tour Division will assemble in back of the race division at the start.
Awards Party: Awards will take place at 3:00pm with handmade stoneware mugs awarded to the top 3 age group skiers in each of the 25km race categories. ALL participants (racers and tourists) will be eligible to win raffle prizes. Food and music will be provided. All finishers will receive a commemorative Danforth Pewter heart with the name of the race inscribed.
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