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Whistler Nordics Loonie Race continues to grow

Whistler Nordics Loonie Race continues to grow

After getting more than double the number of expected racers in the inaugural Whistler Nordics Club Loonie Race the previous week, organizers were amazed to see the field grow by another 50 per cent on Jan. 19 with 62 people at the start.

The race was sponsored by the Rim Rock Café and Citta, and the adults raced a 5.5 km course under the lights at Lost Lake.

For the women, first place went to Joanna Harrington in 20:48, followed by Sydney Van Loon in 21:09 and Anne Parent in 21:34.

For the men, Matt Bodkin took the win in 19:13, with Dave Burch on his heels to finish two seconds later. Keith Ray was third in 19:28.

Youth members completed a shorter 2 km course. The top male junior was Logan Goodwin in 10:45, while Akiko Clarke was the top female junior in 13:25.

Tonight’s race (Jan. 26) is sponsored by Behind The Grind and Whistler Chiropractic. Registration is 5:30 p.m. at the Lost Lake ticket booth, and the race gets underway at 6 p.m.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a race or donate door prizes can contact series organizer Carolyn Rodger at 604-932-5030.

S2S Hockey Challenge sells out in Whistler, still spots up for auction

The only seats left for the Re/Max Sea to Sky Hockey Challenge in Whistler on Feb. 3 are on the bench as a player or coach, or the penalty box.

This week the third annual Challenge sold out its general admission seating to the game, which means the only way in is to bid on the penalty box seats, or bid on a spot to play with Team Harmony Airways (featuring the Hanson Brothers) or Team Kal Tire (featuring the Trailer Park Boys – Ricky, Bubbles and Julian) on eBay. Just go to www.ebay.ca and type "sea to sky" in the search window. The auctions close tonight (Jan. 26).

You can also bid to become a linesman for the game, on a special VIP package, or on one of 22 spots to play a private game with the Hanson Brothers and Trailer Park Boys in Whistler. The proceeds from the auctions will go to the PacifcSport PerformanceFund, which supports B.C.’s Olympic athletes. As well, the proceeds from the Vancouver game’s 50/50 draw will benefit the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program.

For more information on the game, and an updated look at the team rosters, visit www.seatoskyhockey.com.

Peak to Valley racers and volunteers needed

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