Skijor stage race slated for February 9 – 11, 2007

The Alaska Skijor and Pulk Association will host the 2007 Race Across the Valley skijor race on February 9-11, 2007. The three stage race will feature long- and short-course options. Long-course competitors will race an average of eight miles per day drawing up to three dogs per day from a maximum five dog pool. Short-course competitors will race an average of four miles per day drawing up to two dogs per day from a maximum three dog pool. Skijorers not wishing to compete in all three stages may compete in individual stages as day racers. Entry fees are $10 per day for non-ASPA members and Race Day entrants or $25 for all three stages if preregistered by 5:00 p.m. the previous day. The fees increase to $15 per day for Race Day registration. The stages will be held at:February 9, Stage 1: ADMA Trails from http://www.sleddog.org/skijor/trails/creamersadma.htm , 11:30 a.m. registration, 12:30 p.m. race startFebruary 10, Stage 2: http://www.sleddog.org/skijor/trails/isberg.html , 1:00 p.m. registration, 2:00 p.m. race startFebruary 11, Stage 3: http://www.sleddog.org/skijor/trails/northstar.htm , 1:00 p.m. registration, 2:00 p.m. race start For more information and to preregister, contact Race Directors Pat DeRuyter at patd@gci.net or Sara Elzey at skijorex2@hotmail.com.

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