Barneløpet Sunday, Feb 10, 1013
The Barneløpet (meaning “Children’sRace” in Norwegian) is a classic-style cross-country ski event.
The Barneløpet(pronounced bar-NEE-lop-it) first
began in 1987 and was modeled after the “Barnebirke,” a children’s cross-county
ski race held each year as a part of the world-famous American “Birkebeiner”
held in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Our Barneløpet, is an annual event held the second Sunday in February to encourage
kids and families to get out and enjoy our winter snow season. It is sponsored
jointly by the KNSC, City of Hancock, and the Sons of Norway’s Ulseth Lodge.
The Barneløpet is held on the Maasto Hiihto cross-country trail system in Hancock,
with groomed and marked courses of 1, 2, 4, and 5 km, each for children of
differing abilities. Parents can ski with their children if they wish, to make
it a family outing!
Skiers who complete their chosen course receive a large, colorful enameled Participation Medallionand can enjoy the hot chocolate and cookie treats provided. A suggested donation of $3 per child or $5 per family, to help defray the costs of the
event, is welcome. To download a registration form, click here: BarnelopetRegistration2013
For more area outdoor events and ski trails, visit Keweenaw Trails!