Alpenglow 20K nordic freestyle race set for Tahoe Cross Country Lodge | SierraSun.com

Alpenglow 20K nordic freestyle race set for Tahoe Cross Country Lodge

Submitted to the Truckee Sun

Alpenglow Sports and Tahoe Cross Country will host the Alpenglow 20K Sunday, March 4, in lieu of the cancellation of the Great Ski Race.

The goal is to provide enthusiastic and hungry nordic skiers an outlet in what has been a meager winter to date, and then celebrate with Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue at their Great Ski Race cancellation party.

Thanks to its single loop nature and lake views, this race is one of the most scenic cross-country races in the western United States. Distance options include 20K, 10K, and 2K options so that every level of skier is encouraged and welcomed to attend. The races begin at 10 a.m. with on-site sign-up from 8-9:30 a.m. (no prior online registration).

The race begins and ends at Tahoe Cross Country's lodge with extra parking available at North Tahoe High School. Cost for the event is $25 for those over the age of 13 and $10 for youth 12 and under (cash or check only). All race proceeds benefit the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association. Alpenglow Sports and Tahoe Cross Country will both donate prizes for winners and participants.

After the race, participants will join Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue's Great Ski Race Cancellation Party. Sierra Nevada Brewing will start the party at noon and Men Wielding Fire will cook food at the Tahoe Cross Country Lodge. Local favorites the Blues Monsters will be playing live music from 1:30-3 p.m. All proceeds from the party will benefit Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue.

For additional information, please contact Brendan Madigan at Alpenglow Sports, 530-583-6917, or brendan@alpenglowsports.com .