The 10th Annual Breckebeiner 60K Nordic Ski-A-Thon & Snowshoe Bash, a benefit for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is Saturday, March 31, 2012 between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Breckenridge Nordic Center on Ski Hill Road. There will be multiple length courses on criterion loops for both teams and individuals. The Nordic course will be on intermediate terrain groomed for both skate and classic styles. An adaptive Nordic course will also be offered for those with special needs. Nordic ski loops of 6k's will be marked, and a snowshoe loop of 3k. For families with youngsters there will be a 1k snowshoe loop including a treasure hunt at noon. Rentals are available at the Nordic center at a reduced rate for all participants. New this year, participants can ski/snowshoe now up to the event to meet their goal of kilometers completed. An early skiing trail pass is required and proceeds will go to the BOEC. For teams who commit to raising $1,000 or more or individuals who raise $100 or more the Breckenridge Nordic Center will generously offer complimentary ski instruction prior to the event.Participants in the fundraiser can form a team or ski/snowshoe solo. The Breckebeiner 60k is not a relay, so your team can ski the groomed Nordic course together. We encourage you and the business community to seek additional pledges in support of your participation. Ask friends, family members and business associates to pledge $1 or more per kilometer you ski or snowshoe. All donations are tax deductible. A minimum donation of $20 is required to participate and the BOEC encourages all participants to collect additional pledges in support of our cause. For course questions, call 970-453-6855 or email BestNordicSki@gmail.com. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.boec.org or pick one up at any of the Nordic centers. The Breckebeiner 60K is also an end of the season celebration. There will be great food this year donated by Vail Resorts Echo, beverages, live music by Helmut Fricker of Vail and Those Austrian Guys, costume contests and team/individual prizes. The top fundraiser will receive a 2012-2013 season ski pass from Vail Resorts Echo. The 2nd place fundraiser will receive a 2012-2013 Nordic Pass compliments of the Breckenridge Nordic Center. Costumes are highly encouraged!
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