The Larch Hills Nordic Society is again hosting the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet, with proceeds supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Now in its 36th year, the full-day loppet, open to both recreational and competitive skiers, takes place Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The race raised $415,490 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation over the past 35 years, according to a release from the nordic society.
The race is expected to be well-attended. Historically, there have been as many as 600 skiers, aged two to 80, who have taken part. Course lengths can vary widely for each age category. Skiers four and take on a one-kilometre course while skiers 18 and older tackle a 34-km course.
Race registration closes at midnight on Thursday, Jan. 23, with race packets available for pick-up at the SASCU Recreation Centre from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 24, or between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 25, at the Larch Hills chalet.