UW Nordic Ski Team Hosts 4th Laramie Loppet Half Marathon Feb. 17

Cost is $55 per person for the marathon

By: Matt Janicki

The University of Wyoming Nordic ski team will host a 21km freestyle half marathon race for the public Sunday, Feb. 17.

Cost is $55 per person, with action beginning at 10 a.m. at the Pole Mountain ski trails at Happy Jack. Each participant will receive ski ties, socks and a race packet. Custom awards will be given for age-group winners, and the overall winners will receive special awards.

Participants will compete in different categories: college and elite men beginning at 10 a.m.; college and elite women at 10:05 a.m.; competitive wave for men and women at 10:10 a.m.; novice wave for men and women at 10:15 a.m.; and a children’s 5km race begins at 10:30 a.m.

Visit www.laramieloppet.weebly.com for more information or to register. The Laramie Loppet is a fundraiser for UW’s nationally recognized Nordic ski team.

Also scheduled this weekend is the annual free Cowboy Chase Classic team sprint competition Saturday, Feb. 16, beginning with a 10 a.m. men’s start. The women’s race begins an hour later. A dinner is planned at 5:30 p.m. at Laramie High School. Cost of the dinner is $15 per person.

For more information about the Cowboy Chase, click here.

Weekend activities are sponsored by UW, Medicine Bow Nordic Association, Cross Country Connection, Laramie High School Nordic ski team and the Rudy Project.

For more information, call UW co-head Coach Christi Boggs at (307) 363-0946 or email cboggs@uwyo.edu.