GeneralNews23rd Annual Governor’s Cup Returns to Devil’s Thumb Ranch

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SOON:
23rd Annual Governor’s Cup returns to Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Jan. 30, 2010
 
Registration open!
$5,000 in total purse money for 30km Skate
Races for adults, kids & BBQ make this a day for racers and spectators 

TABERNASH, Colo., Jan. 8, 2010…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.
 

WHAT:
23rd Annual Governor’s Cup

WHEN:
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
 

WHERE:
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.
 
REGISTER:
Advanced on-line registration until 6 pm on Jan. 28, 2010  – No Race Day Registration
http://www.active.com/skiing/tabernash-co/colorado-governors-cup-2010
 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

RACE FEES:
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
 30km Classic Division – Top 3 Overall Male & Female Finishers
 will receive a medal and merchandise.
 Governor’s Cup Age Class (30km) – Awards for the Top 3 Males and Females, in both the skate and classic divisions, in each of the following age classes; 18-29, 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and Over.
 Devil’s Chase – 15km Skate and Classic – Top Overall Male & Female Finishers in Skate & Classic will receive a complimentary one night’s stay at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.  Top 3 Male & Female finishers in both Skate and Classic will receive a medal and merchandise.
 Devil’s Chase Age Class Awards – Age Class pins for the top 3 Males and Females, in both the freestyle and classic divisions, in each of the following age classes; 13-14, 15-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and Over
 Zach’s 5 – 5km Skate and Classic Age Class Awards – Age Class pins for the top 3 Males and Females, in both the freestyle and classic divisions, in each of the following age classes; 13-14, 15-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and Over
 Rachel’s Stomp– 1km and 3km Kids Races & Age Class Awards – Ages 3 to 13 receive a medal and hot chocolate and homemade cookies courtesy of Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
 

ABOUT:
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.
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Holly Johnson
Imagica  Communications
Sarasota, FL :: Vail, CO 
941.350.9615
www.imagica.us

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