Breckebeiner 60K will test skier endurance |

Breckebeiner 60K will test skier endurance

BRECKENRIDGE – It’s nearly the end of the season, and it’s time to test that winter endurance.

The Breckebeiner 60K Nordic ski extravaganza, which will take place at the Breckenridge Nordic Center on March 30 beginning at 8 a.m., will be the ultimate late-season challenge for athletes wanting to hone their skills for a good cause. The ski will be followed by a spring party at the Breckenridge Nordic Center for everyone to enjoy.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.

The Breckebeiner 60K course will follow a scenic 6K loop at the Breckenridge Nordic Center. One aid station at the start of each loop will have energy drinks, water and food for participants.

The party will include live music by Helmut Fricker, Those Austrian Guys and the Kudzoos, plenty of barbecue, birthday cake and beer generously provided by the Dillon Dam Brewery.

Named after the infamous American Birkebeiner Nordic ski race, the Breckebeiner 60K is a pledge event and not a race. Basic entry is $1 per kilometer you plan to ski, and all skiers are asked to raise pledges for each kilometer they complete.

Individuals (racing solo or as part of a team) who raise more than $250 will receive a free 2003-2004 Nordic ski pass. Top fund-raisers will be rewarded with other prizes as well. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register for the Breckebeiner 60K, call (970) 453-6855 or e-mail

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, in partnership with Summit Huts Association, provides outdoor and adventure education activities for people of all abilities. Since 1976, the BOEC has offered quality wilderness programs, leadership development and adaptive skiing and riding learning experiences for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs. For more information about the BOEC or to make a donation, call 970-453-6422, e-mail or visit

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