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Sven Wiik Cup Nordic Race Series wraps up Saturday in North Routt

Ski marathon will be held at Lake Catamount

Luke Graham

— The Sven Wiik Cup Nordic Race Series wraps up Saturday with the fifth annual Ski Marathon at Lake Catamount.

The event, which begins at 9 a.m., feature five races of varying length — 1.5, 5, 12, 20 and 40 kilometers.

All races start and finish just west of the Lake Catamount Touring Center across from Routt County Road 18.

Classic skiers in the 5-, 12-, 20- and 40-kilometer races will start at 9 a.m. The 20- and 40-kilometer freestyle races begin at 9:05 a.m.; the 5- and 12-kilometer races begin at 9:10 a.m.; and the 1.5-kilometer race begins at 9:11 a.m.

"We just get people from all over, just because it's a longer race," Race Director Dave Miller said. "It's on a rolling terrain.

"It doesn't have really steep climbs, and it's got a beautiful venue."

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Miller encouraged all racers and spectators to park in front of the Touring Center and not at the start/finish area.

In addition to the race, lunch will be served to racers at the Lake House Restaurant and there will be a post-race raffle.

Miller said anyone interested in participating can sign up at http://www.steamboatxcski.org. Registration costs vary.

Early online registrations range from $20 to $40. The costs go up between $10 and $15 for day-of registration at the venue.

Barring the unexpected, Brian Tate should win the race series' overall men's title, and Tammy Jacques should win the women's overall title.

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