Northwoods Nordic Ski Club will be hosting the Ascension Northwoods Nordic Hodag Challenge Cross Country Ski Race at (CAVOC) Trails.
Over fifteen schools/teams and up to 350 racers are expected to compete each of the two days of racing at CAVOC. The High School and Junior Varsity will compete on a 5-kilometer course and the Middle School on a 3.3-kilometer course. Both courses are very challenging with many hills and exhilarating downhills. Racers will start at timed intervals on Saturday and then at intervals on Sunday based on their times on Saturday. Medals are awarded to Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity skiers for both skate and classic disciplines, and team pursuit trophies for the Varsity Pursuit.
The skate ski races start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and the pursuit classic style races at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. For younger skiers in grades 2 to 5, there will be a free 1.1-kilometer race after the other races are completed on Saturday. Spectators for all the races are welcome and many areas of the course are spectator accessible.