Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Saturday - Winona Sprints

So, we are still waiting to hear the final decision by Three Rivers Parks on whether or not we are able to race on Friday or not.  Once we find out, I will send out the details.

But, the good news is that we are going to do a race in Winona at St. Mary's University on Saturday!!  The bus is leaving at 7:00am with the first race at 10:30.  Originally we were hoping to do a classic race, but we will be doing a skate race, with the Varsity skiers doing a 2 person sprint relay, with each doing a 1K 3 times.  The boys will be first with the girls to follow at 11:30.  The JV and 1st years will do a multiple wave mass start 2 lap course that will be about 2.5K, with the girls starting around 12:30 and the boys at 1:10.  The last wave of boys will go out around 1:30.

We suggest that the skiers bring a lunch or money to buy food at the University Book Store on campus.  We will probably also do a bit of a pole hike after the races to do a little extra hill work but also check out the bluffs on campus.  The hope is to leave around 3:00 so we are back by 5:30ish for those that are in the Holiday Concerts that evening.

Directions:  Saint Mary's University - 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987
Take Hwy 10 East to 35W south to 694 east.  Follow 694 east to 35E south and follow into St Paul to Hwy 52 South.  Take Hwy 52 south to Hampton then exit at CR 50, take a left and go east.  CR 50 will turn into Hwy 61 and you will follow to Winona.  As you enter Winona, you will take a right at Hwy 14 and head west.  as you approach the bluffs and Saint Mary's, you will take a left below campus at St. John's road.  Follow this road back to the left to St. Yon's Valley, where the parking lot will be.

If there are any questions, please let me know, and if there are any changes I will let you know.

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