Thursday, December 12, 2019

Winona Invite

Here is the information for the Winona Race that is tomorrow, Saturday at Saint Mary's University.  They went with a longer race this year since they have had the snow and were able to get their trails set up.  We are also leaving earlier because they wanted to have more races and with us having the Holiday concerts, they wanted to make sure we were done so we had enough time to get those back.

So, the bus is leaving at 6:30 am with the first race starting at 10:00.  Here is the schedule:
We will go with the following schedule (all skate races):
10:00 AM - Girls Varsity 5K - Interval starts
10:30 AM - Boys Varsity 5K - Interval starts
11:00 AM - Girls JV 5K - Wave starts
11:45 AM - Boys JV 5K - Wave starts
12:30 PM - Girls 1.5 K Relay (maximum of two teams from each school, 2-person teams.) - Mass start
1:15 PM - Boys 1.5 K Relay  (maximum of two teams from each school, 2-person teams.) - Mass start

We suggest that the skiers bring a lunch or money to buy food at the University Book Store or restaurant on campus.  The hope is to leave around 2:00-2:30 so we are back by 5:00ish for those that are in the Holiday Concerts that evening.

Once a start list is made available, I will get it posted.  Below is a link to which race everyone is participating in:  Coon Rapids Skiers

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 be able to 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.  This lot is limited, and since buses might be parked there, it might be better to park on campus.  With this option, you will need to drive up the hill and enter at the main entrance to the school.  Here is a map that also has the course on it.  The Orange line is the course, the pink is the trail from the parking lot to the start area.  SMU Map.  For anyone that comes out, I will be able to help you with where to watch.  But, do note, especially for those parking up on campus, this is a hilly area.

If there are any questions, please let me know,

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