From modest beginnings two years ago (13 of us showed up), to last year’s attendance at 35, this season’s first Citizen Series race on Thanksgiving morning has gone extremely legit. Put the Wasatch, Utah, on the rando racing map! As if it wasn’t there already..
It’s not quite Euro sized (yet) but it just might get there… Wasatch skimo in living color.
I counted 82 participants at one point, but more were likely coming around a treed bend and I wanted to keep moving. One or two showed up late, and I saw a few people up on the course as the race began. (might have been non-participant tourers, there were a few out) The point is, there were so many bodies I couldn’t get an accurate count for once! I think ‘nearly 100’ is close enough.
As part of the move toward being even more legitimate, there’s now a donation requested of racers because … the series has insurance! Pretty sweet just in case that issue comes up. Accordingly, there are waivers to be signed, etc. It’s definitely not just a couple of pals racing each other at Brighton anymore. Ok, it is, but it’s bigger than just that.
There are prizes and sponsors as well, just like last year. Saw a CAMP banner and this race’s prize donors included Voile, Skimo Co, the Powderwhores, and the Sport Loft. Almost more importantly, there are still – as since Day 1, Race 1 – pies to be won!
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