Dawn To Dusk Nordic Challenge To Benefit Northeast Passage
By Keely Ames, Northeast Passage
January 24, 2007
Northeast Passage will be hosting the only ultra-endurance Nordic ski event
in New England on Saturday, Feb. 10, in Jackson, New Hampshire.
The Dawn to Dusk Nordic Challenge is an all-day cross country ski relay event,
held at the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation and the Eagle Mountain House. Teams
will complete laps on a beautiful, rolling five-kilometer course (around the
Eagle Mountain Fields) from dawn to dusk. Participants can test themselves
in the solo category or enter as part of a team of up to 10 skiers. Dawn to
Dusk is a celebration of Nordic skiing and provides personal challenge in a
Participants are welcome to ski as many or as few laps as they want throughout
the day. This event is appropriate for both able-bodied and adaptive cross
country skiers of all ability levels and ages. “Mixed” teams and
costumes are encouraged. Food and refreshments will be served throughout the
day and there will be an après ski party at the Eagle Mountain House.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
There is a $100 entry fee per person and participants are encouraged to cover
their entry fee through fundraising efforts. Additional fundraising, to support
Northeast Passage’s adaptive sports programs, is welcome. All proceeds
benefit Northeast Passage and the highest fundraiser will receive special recognition.
The entry fee includes event day food, après ski party and commemorative
water bottle. Interested skiers can register online at www.skireg.com or contact
Northeast Passage directly.
Northeast Passage is a program of UNH’s School of Health and Human Services
and an affiliate of Disabled Sports USA. Northeast Passage develops and delivers
innovative, barrier free recreation and health promotion programs. All proceeds
from these events directly benefit Northeast Passage’s programs.
If you are interested in participating in the Dawn to Dusk Nordic Challenge
or any of Northeast Passage’s programs, call 2-0070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nepassage.org.
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