LAKE PLACID - The 29th annual Lake Placid Loppet cross-country ski races, presented by High Peaks Cyclery, will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Ski Center.
The Lake Placid Loppet has established itself as one of the best events of its kind in the country. Over the past 28 years, thousands of skiers have enjoyed skiing and racing on the challenging Mt. Van Hoevenberg trails at the Olympic Sports Complex. The Lake Placid Loppet is a proud member of the American Ski Marathon Series.
This annual event attracts hundreds of skiers from across the United States and Canada. It consists of a 50-kilometer Loppet (30.1 miles) and a 25-kilometer Kort-Loppet (about 15 miles).
There will be classic technique and free technique race starts for both the 25K and 50K races. Bib pickup will run from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Olympic Sports Complex Cross-Country Lodge on Friday, Feb. 4, and on race day, Feb. 5, bib pick-up runs from 7 to 8:30 a.m. There is no race day registration. The 50K classic technique race begins at 9 a.m. followed by the 25K classic race at 9:15 a.m. The 50K free technique race starts at 10 a.m. and the 25K free technique race will follow at 10:15 a.m.
Each finisher will receive a commemorative pin, gold for the Loppet and silver for the Kort-Loppet. There will be an awards banquet at the Comfort Inn, set to kick-off at 3 p.m. following the race; each participant will receive a free banquet ticket with their registration packet. Additional banquet tickets are available for purchase, $25 for adults and $20 for children under 12.
For more information, please log on to http://www.lakeplacidloppet.com.