In spite of lackluster snow conditions this winter, the Cookie Classic is set to take place this Saturday, February 25 at Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake, NY. The race course is in good condition, and the forecast is somewhat favorable, however because it would be hard to set a quality track throughout the course, the Race Organizers have decided to change the format to a freestyle race.
The race will be a true 10 k, with skiers tackling four laps of the standard Dewey 2.5 km race course. The first wave starts at 10 am, registration and bib pick-up at 9 am.
The “fun ski race” will be close to 5 km and will consist of three laps of a shortened version of the course, avoiding the big hill climb and descent. The fun ski race starts at 11 am, registration starts at 9 am.
Registration is open through 11:45 pm Thursday. Fees are $15 for the NYSSRA Race, $10 for the “fun ski race.” There is a pre-register/pay at event option available on the online registration page. All pre-registered racers are guaranteed a commemorative “Cookie Classic” Coffee mug (which, by the way would be great to fill up with Burkerbeiner Coffee from the folks at Adirondack Bean-to Coffees). There is day-of registration, so even if you decide to race at the last minute, you are more than welcome to participate in the COOKIE CLASSIC!!!!