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The schedule of events for the 37th annual North American Vasa Ski Races has been set for the weekend of February 9-10, 2013.
There are cross-country ski events for casual touring skiers to elite professionals, with distances from 6 km to 50 km. All events start and finish at the Timber Ridge RV and Recreation Resort in Traverse City, and will follow the Vasa trail on professionally groomed tracks through secluded State forests.
Vasa events start on Friday February 8th at Timber Ridge with skier registration and packet pick-up for pre-registered skiers taking place in the lodge at Timber Ridge from noon until 9pm. Vasa Pasta, an “all-you-can-eat-carbo-load” pasta feed, is offered in the banquet room at Timber Ridge starting at 5:30pm.
The races begin on Saturday February 9th with the 50km classic races starting at 8am, followed by the 27km and 50km freestyle races, the 12km classic/freestyle race, and finally the 6km juniors event.
Junior Vasa races for very young children (5 & under, up to 15) with distances of 1km and 3km start Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm.
The Gran Travers 6K and 16K classic-only races start and finish at Timber Ridge on Sunday February 10th beginning at 9 a.m.
For on-line registration, and more event information check out the Vasa web site at www.vasa.org.