West Yellowstone Annual Rendezvous Ski Race March 4, 2017

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:40pm -- DonEggert

Are you ready to put a winter’s worth of training to the test while you enjoy the beauty of the Yellowstone region? You are invited to participate in the 38th annual Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on March 4th, 2017 in West Yellowstone, Montana.

There are six different races to choose from depending on your age and ability:  2K, 5K, 10K, 25K classic, 25K and 50K. The six races are run concurrently and skiers of all ages and abilities participate every year. Returning for 2017: An Elite group start for the 25k and 50k has been added for Wave 1.  To qualify for this group, the skier must have a Top 30 finish in any 2015/16 or 2016/17 ASMS race. Skier must provide proof of qualifying place at time of registration.

The Rendezvous Race is the culmination of cross country ski racing in our region and, as the name implies, it is a reunion of old timers and new comers alike who have trained and skied on our trail system for years or who are skiing here for the first time.  Run on the beautifully groomed, rolling terrain of the Rendezvous Ski Trails, there is no better way to celebrate the end of the winter season than to ski in the Yellowstone Rendezvous Race!

The 2017 Yellowstone Rendezvous Race will once again be part of the American Ski Marathon Series - North America's longest-running and largest citizen's racing and touring series - that highlights long distance ski events throughout the country. In the past, the race has attracted over 800 skiers. This year’s theme is 80’s Big Hair Band!

The race will be limited to the first one thousand participants registered. Registration needs to be received by March 2, 2017.The entry fee includes participation in the race, bail-out shuttles along the course, aid stations, finish area food and refreshments as well as race souvenirs and promotional materials. The entry fee also includes admission to the Awards Ceremony and dessert to be held at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn.

From 6:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink, warm-up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, and make your own S' more. All the fixings provided. Bring your own sled for our Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. (Limited number of skates will be available free of charge). Old-fashioned family fun for every one of every age! The rink is located at Pioneer Park, just 3 blocks north of Yellowstone Avenue. 

More information, schedule and registration, visit skirunbikemt.com.  Or contact Moira Dow at 617-697-6126 or info [at] SkiRunBikeMT [dot] com