The Friday Race Series wrapped up on March 18, finishing a successful year of fun racing down the Sundance run.
“It was successful, we all had fun. The most important thing is to have fun,” said race coordinator Ilene Logan. “We’re not serious, we’re out there to have fun.”
There was an average of 60 participants per race this year, which Logan said is an increase over the previous year. There was also a greater variety in age amongst the participants.
“Our numbers are up because the resort numbers are up. It’s just busier all around,” Logan said. “We find we’re getting more youngsters. We’re getting the younger racers but also getting the mature ones. It’s ages one to 99.”
For the first time, the Friday Race Series started in December to allow more time between races, and the series ran nine weeks instead of 10 because of a scheduling conflict with the Velocity Challenge. A strong group of volunteers and increased prizing from sponsors led to a great atmosphere on the race course this season, according to Logan.
“The local racers that are racing are pretty friendly. When we’re standing at the top locals start conversations with guests, they will interact up there and help our visitors,” Logan said. “It’s definitely for the recreational skier who has never raced.”
The race series, which is a tradition continued from when the resort was called Tod Mountain, will continue with 10 Fridays of racing next year and will likely start in December again.
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