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If you want to see a little of what it is like, see the video below, created by Dave Doering of SunridgePictures.
We have an 8 km Classic Race. This race will start out the first 1.5 km with the skate race, but then turns off onto it's own course. This course will take you on some scenic classic only trails. Eventually it will meet the skate trail at the top of the downhill, and join courses for the last 1 km down to the finish. This course should be much more novice friendly than the Skate Race Course.
We will hold a 19 km Pursuit Race. This will be a world cup style pursuit. This means you will ski the 8 km classic course, come to a transition area (where you will have set out your skating equipment), change gear quickly (the time is running), then head out on the 11 km skate course. Most people that do this style pursuit use combi boots, and just change skis and poles. We don't care though, if you want to take the time and change boots that is your choice.
Just to keep it clear, those that want to do the 11 km skate race, you can still do that as well. The 11 km skate race will follow a similar course to past years.
We will still have the 3.5 km youth race. This is a great race for middle school and high school racers. We will still be organizing an informal sprint relay (normally around 1 km per skier) for the youth racers as well.
And lastly, we will still have the .5 km kids race (this is a non-timed event for those 8 and under).