Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Updated: Volunteers needed for Great Bear Chase cross country ski race

Great Bear Chase mascot and friends cheer for skiers as they climb Flamingo Hill during the 2011 Great Bear Chase at Swedetown Trails in Calumet. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

CALUMET -- Volunteers are needed for the Great Bear Chase cross country ski race to be held Saturday, March 10, at Swedetown Trails.

"We've got the snow, two additional races, a new and improved start/finish area, and racers coming from all over the upper Midwest," says Emily Dekker-Fiala, Great Bear Chase volunteer coordinator. "Now we just need more volunteers to make the 32nd Great Bear Chase another fantastic Copper Country event."

Volunteers are asked to give 2-3 hours of time. A variety of shifts are available between 6:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. both indoors and outdoors.

A few more people are also needed for setting up fencing from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, March 3rd, at the new start/finish area for the Great Bear Chase off Spruce St. -- the next road north of the access road to the Chalet. (Stop by after the Copper Dog snowbike races).

Please consider volunteering for this great event -- the last big race of the season. Invite your friends and family to work with you (responsible teens are welcome.) It's easy to sign up. Just click here. If you can help with setup on March 3rd, please note this on the sign-up form.

Visit bearchase.org for information about the race.

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