BarnelopetSunday February 9th, 2020

Barneløpet is Norwegian for “kid’s race” and once again KNSC is proud to assist with this Sons of Norway event hosted especially for the community’s youngest skiers.

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The Barneløpet (pronounced BAR-nuh-lop-it) first began in 1987 and was modeled after the “Barnebirke,” a children’s cross-county ski race held each year as a part of the world-famous American “Birkebeiner” held in Hayward, Wisconsin. 

 

Our Barneløpet has been held annually for 12 years on the second Sunday in February to encourage kids and families to get out and enjoy our winter snow season. 

Kids will participate for free, thanks to sponsorship from the Portage Health Auxiliary

As always, the Barneløpet is organized jointly by KNSC and the Sons of Norway’s Ulseth Lodge, and is made possible by the City of Hancock.

Barney kids 14.eKids! Join us for a fun day of skiing at Hancock’s Maasto Hiihto trails. When you complete the course, you’ll be awarded a medallion and be served hot chocolate and cookies plus healthy snacks to celebrate.

Parents: Registration is open for kids ages 3 through 17 years old, from 1:00 – 1:45 pm at the Four Seasons Chalet in Hancock (County Fairgrounds). This event is free for the whole family.

The Barneløpet features groomed and marked courses of 1, 2, 4, and 6 km to accommodate children of differing ages and abilities. Parents can ski with their children if they wish, to make it a family outing!

Start Times are staggered according to race distance. There are no age requirements to register for a specific race; parents, please know before you register what distance your child will have fun skiing. Start times are subject to change according to weather conditions.

The first group of racers will start at 2:00, with subsequent groups spaced several minutes apart after that.

Up first: racers traversing the 6 Kilometer course. These skiers will take St. Urho’s (trail #1), Quincy Trail (#2), The Pine Loop (#2), down Tomasi Rd to the River Trail (#3), they will continue 200 yards down stream to cross Swedetown Creek on the Pedestrian Bridge, climb back the hill to turn left to complete the Pine Loop (#2), continue back on Quincy Trail (#2), return to St Urho’s Trail (#2) and turn left to ski the south side of St. Urho’s and finish at the Chalet. Next are the 4 K skiers, who will take ski St. Urho’s and part of the Quincy Trail, circling back before crossing the snowmobile trail (behind the Old Apostolic Church). The 2 K skiers will circumnavigate St. Urho’s; the 1 K route takes the St. Urho cut-across trail.

Noncompetitive – Ski for time or take your time!  

Download a registration form here:  https://keweenawnordic.org/barne-registration-2020v3/

Download an event flyer here:  barne flier 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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    This fun, free event is for the whole family, including the kids whether they are on skis or in pulks.  Everyone is welcome at Maasto to keep the Christmas spirit going. For folks who don’t ski, you may snowshoe or snow bike.

    Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we will not be having holiday goodies or refreshments this year. 

     

    For more info, or if you’d like to volunteer, please contact:  P1050029John Diebel
    906-281-1486
    john.diebel@sbcglobal.net

    Donations will be accepted to keep this tradition going.

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    April 21, 2021 6:30 pm

    Tuesday, April 21th, at the chalet.

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    Love the trails? Make a difference by bringing your ideas, questions, and comments.

    Support the trails by serving on the Board!

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    The 12th annual Glide N Gorge stays on Saturday. As in the past, we’ll be ready to serve up great fun and better eats from noon until 3pm at the Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock.