Friday, February 08, 2013

Ski Club, Sons of Norway to host 6th Annual Barneløpet cross-country ski race for kids, families Feb. 10

Young skiers take off for the 2012 non-competitive Barneløpet ski race at Maasto Hiihto Trails in Hancock. (File photo © and courtesy Arlyn Aronson)

HANCOCK -- The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and Sons of Norway will sponsor the 6th Annual Barneløpet cross-country ski race for youth ages 3 through 17 on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Maasto Hiihto Trails. This is a non-competitive event, and parents are  encouraged to ski with children if they wish. Ski for time or take your time!

Gromit the Trail Dog loves getting attention from kids. Here she is at the 2012 Barneløpet ski event. (File photo © and courtesy Arlyn Aronson)

Registration is at 1 p.m. Start Times are 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. All ages line up to race by 2 p.m., beginning with the youngest at 2 p.m. The Start is at the trailhead north of Houghton County Arena. Go north on Birch Street, west on Henderson Drive, Hancock.

During the 2012 race, more adventurous Barneløpet skiers head down the Maasto Hiihto trails toward the gorge trail along Swedetown Creek. (Photo © and courtesy John Diebel)

Near the Trailhead, the Chalet/Warming Hut with restrooms will be open. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available at the Chalet for all skiers after they finish.

Thanks to volunteers, skiers and parents enjoy hot chocolate and cookies in the Hancock Chalet after the 2012 race. (File photo © and courtesy Arlyn Aronson)

Skiers who register and finish will receive a large enameled color medal for participation.

Click here for the registration form. Questions? Call Wayne Stordahl at (906) 482-0292.

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