Nordic Tune Up slated for Sunday

— The second annual Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA) Nordic Tune Up is back, partnering with the North Creek business community for a one-day, family-oriented day of nordic activities on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Event organizers, CRNA President Russ Myer and Gore Chamber of Commerce Director Lisa Salamon, have responded to last year’s requests to have the activities closer to the village by having the roller ski event through the North Creek at 9 a.m. and a family scoot and shoot paintball biathlon event (walking/running and target shooting) at the Ski Bowl at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m. in the Ski Bowl indoor center, U.S. Paralympic Nordic athlete Augusto Perez and team physical therapist James Wallace will give a presentation on the U.S. Paralympic Nordic Team’s preparation for the upcoming Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The biathlon is $5 for children/youth, $10 for adults. The roller ski event costs $15 (pre-registration), $20 (at the door). Registration can occur through CRNA’s website at http://capitalregionnordicalliance.org/event.

Both Myer and Salamon are working with various eateries in the village as well as other businesses to support the participants and their families to have their visit in the historic village one that will bring them back for many years to come.

The event is intended to get the community thinking about upcoming fun winter activities ... none better than cross-country skiing at Garnet Hill, Cunningham’s Ski Barn or at the Ski Bowl.

CRNA provides year-round nordic activities to the entire community, with particular attention to those with special needs/disabilities.

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