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August 16, 2016

 

Endurance United 55km Rollerski 2016!


Back by popular demand, the 2016 Endurance United 55km supported rollerski training event will be held on September 10, 2016. The morning meeting place is the downtown Stillwater public parking lot (601 Main St. N., Stillwater, MN 55082) at 6:30am to get on the bus that will shuttle athletes to the start at Desnoyer Park in St. Paul. This year’s event will run east from Desnoyer, along the Mississippi River, through downtown St. Paul, and then onto the Gateway Trail to head out to the finish in Downtown Stillwater. The distance will be almost identical to last year’s event, but in the opposite direction, and with fewer road crossings and turns. Athletes will again have the option to change techniques at approximately the halfway point (Phalen Lake), but may ski the whole distance using one technique or the other if they wish. Also new this year, Endurance United will be charging a small $15 fee, just to cover the cost of the bus to transport everyone.

In addition to the $15 registration fee, we are asking participants to donate to the extent that they are able in order to support the creation of a new Endurance United Junior and Youth Scholarship Program. Beginning in the spring of 2017, Endurance United junior and youth athletes will have the opportunity to apply for and win scholarships to help offset the cost of training and racing with Endurance United. Scholarship winners will be determined by a third party committee, and the number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded will be based on quality of applications. In order to fund these scholarships, we are asking that 55km rollerski participants who are able donate $100 toward the program. All donations, big and small, will be accepted and greatly appreciated. Endurance United is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

The event will again be fully supported by EU staff and volunteers, with food, water, and spare rollerski/pole parts at many points along the way.

Registration Link: https://www.zapevent.com/reg/event/10772


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