Jan. 30, 2010
Registration still open!
$5,000 in total purse money for 30km Skate
Races for adults, kids & BBQ make this a day for racers and spectators
Participate or spectate – the 23rd Annual Governor’s Cup returns to Devil’s Thumb Ranch on Sat., Jan. 30, 2010, for an action-packed and fun-filled day of competitive ski racing, kids ski races, awards post-race activities including a BBQ and live music in the historic Broad Axe Barn.
23rd Annual Governor’s Cup
Sat., Jan. 30, 2010
9:30 am Mass start – Rachel’s Stomp — Kids 1km & 3km races
12:00 pm Mass start for 30km Skate & Classic Races
12:05 pm 15km Skate & Classic Races
12:10 pm 5km Skate & Classic Races
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
3530 County Road 83
Tabernash, CO 80478
970-726-8231 (Nordic Center)
Devil’s Thumb Ranch is located 65 miles west of Denver and 15 minutes west of Winter Park off US Hwy 40 and County Road 83.
Advanced on-line registration until 6 pm on Jan. 28, 2010 – No Race Day Registration
On-site late registration, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Jan. 29th 3-7 pm ONLY
PRIZE MONEY: (See below for information on prize money & awards)
$5,000 total purse for 30km skate; awards, medals and other prizes for other races and age group winners
30/15 km races – $35 on-line; $50 late registration Jan. 29th (on-site only)
5 km – $25 on-line; $35 late registration Jan. 29th (on-site only)
3 km – $10
1 km – Free
WHAT IT INCLUDES:
Race or tour registration fee, trail pass, feed stations along courses with coffee, hot chocolate, chocolates and cookies, wine & cheese, post-race/tour BBQ, live entertainment for all registered racers; additional BBQ tickets will be available for purchase for spectators, friends and family members.
PRIZE MONEY & AWARDS:
30km Skate — Prize money will be awarded to the Top 6 Male and Female finishers in the 30km skate. A total purse of $5,000 will be awarded, equally distributed between men and women, as follows:
1st Place $1000
2nd Place $600
3rd Place $400
4th Place $250
5th Place $150
Whether you’re a hard core ski racer or casual weekend warrior, Devil’s Thumb Ranch’s more than 80 miles of groomed and tracked cross-country ski and snowshoe trails offer something for everyone, in one of the most breathtaking wilderness settings in the region. The Governor’s Cup, one of the longest running cross-country ski races in Colorado, returns to Devil’s Thumb Ranch as a celebration of the seven-plus year transformation of this renowned cross country ski center into a year round, eco-friendly ranch resort and spa. The openings of the base area 52-room main lodge, Ranch Creek Spa facility and casual dining restaurant, Heck’s Tavern, culminated the resort’s multi-year capital improvement program.
DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION:
Make it a weekend and stay at the base area main lodge or in one of the luxury log cabins overlooking the Ranch, with rates starting at $260/night. Visit devilsthumbranch.com for on-line reservations or call 800-933-4339 for more information on the Ranch, lodging, spa, dining and other recreation and leisure options.