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2018 Methow Pursuuit

Methow Valley

Jan. 20-21, 2018


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Friday, January 19:  

  • 30K Loppet & Pursuit packet pick-up and late registration, 4:00-6:00pm, Methow Trails office. (10K Loppet participation is FREE, no packet needed) 

Saturday, January 20: Community Loppet and Pursuit (Day 1)

  • 8:00am, Racer bus shuttle from Town Trailhead to Mazama
  • 8:00am-9:00am, Late registration and packet pick-up, Mazama Trailhead.
  • 9:30am Mass start of the Methow Community Trail Loppet & Pursuit (Day 1)

Sunday, January 21: Pursuit (Day 2) or Citizen Tour

  • 8:00am, Bus shuttle from Mazama Trailhead to Cub Creek.
  • 8:30-9:30am, Packet/bib pick-up, Cub Creek Trailhead.
  • 9:30am Interval start for "Pursuit" traditional (classic) and freestyle (skate) racers, based on Day-1 result. Startline at Cub Creek Trailhead.
  • 10:00am Mass start for citizen racers, skate and classic.
  • 11:30-1:30 Food and gathering space at Mazama Community Center near finishline. Awards at ~1:00pm.

The Community Loppet welcomes skiers of all types (30km or 10km, skate or classic) and abilities, and is a celebration of community, skiing and the history of trails in the Methow Valley. The un-timed 10K Loppet is free and open to all! Linger at festive aid stations along the trail, with fireside food and community.

The AMS 2-Day Pursuit course will be a journey!  ~30k of skate skiing down the Methow Community Trail from Mazama to Winthrop (Day 1) and ~30k of classic (traditional catagory), or skate (freestyle catagory) skiing over Rendezvous Pass from Cub Creek to Mazama (Day 2). Recommended for intermediate to advanced skiers. One-day Citizen racers (skate or classic) welcome.

Race course map can be found here. 

Event Costs:

  • $85     2-Day Pursuit American Marathon Series Race
  • $40     30K Community Loppet (Saturday) or Citizen Race (Sunday)
  • Free    10K Community Loppet (Saturday, ends at Brown's Farm)
  • Kids 17 and under ski/race for FREE - but MUST REGISTER to be timed!

*Online registration closes January 15th.

Late registration accepted at packet pick-up, Friday, January 19th, 4:00-6:00pm, or Saturday morning in Mazama, 8:15-8:45am. No late registration offered Sunday morning.

*No refunds after January 10th. All entry fees go up $10 on January 10th.

*** Methow Trails is a non-profit organization.  Income from this event supports year-round trail operations in the Methow Valley. There are no entry refunds, exchanges, transfers or rollovers after refund deadline, and the event may be cancelled due to severe weather conditions, low-snow, fire, unhealthy air quality, road closures, natural disasters, or threats to local and national security.

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