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Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 4:23 p.m.

Selkirk Nordic Series tests skiers


Jeff Corkill (#171), a top masters runner from Spokane, puts his fitness to the test on skinny skis with 193 other participants in the soggy 2007 Langlauf 10-kilometer race at Mount Spokane. 
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)
Jeff Corkill (#171), a top masters runner from Spokane, puts his fitness to the test on skinny skis with 193 other participants in the soggy 2007 Langlauf 10-kilometer race at Mount Spokane. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING – Cross-country skiers can test their performance over the course of the season and take a stab at winning cool prizes by entering the three-race Selkirk Nordic Series.

First event is Jan. 22 – the 5- or 10-kilometer Cougar Gulch event at Schweitzer.
 
Second race is a7K freestyle, the Chewelah Peak Challenge on Jan. 29 at 49 Degrees North.
 
Final race is the biggest race in the region, the classic Langlauf 10K, Feb. 13, at Mount Spokane.
 
Selkirk Nordic Series participants accumulate points toward the final standings. Skiers must ski at least two races to qualify.
 
The top three men and women will receive Sporthill warm-up jackets.
 
The top man and woman will receive a Garmin GPS monitor.
 
The series is sponsored by Fitness Fanatics, Mountain Gear, Sporthill, Garmin, Spokane Parks & Recreation Department and the race venues.



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