The Shakespeare Cup!
All of our MARA athletes are highly encouraged to participate in the races. Many kids find the races to be a very fun and rewarding experience. Masters racers are encouraged to race as well.
Giant Slalom is scheduled for Saturday and Slalom will be on Sunday. The courses will be set on the Lower Winter ski run, our usual race location.
We understand that competition is not for every athlete, and those MARA athletes who do not participate in the races will have the opportunity to ski on their regularly scheduled day. Know that your child’s assigned coach and skiing peers may likely be different as many of the coaches are attending to the races.
January 28-29, 2023
Giant Slalom on Saturday and Slalom on Sunday (two runs each race)
Men and women, boys and girls (non scored event)
Seeding by age classification, youngest to oldest by class
8:00am Finish Arena setup volunteers meet outside the locker lodge
8:00-9:00am Registration and bib handout outside the locker lodge
8:45 Athletes gather outside locker lodge
9:00am Athletes ski off and all other volunteers meet
9:15-9:45 Course inspection
10:00am approximate start of first run
Lunch: Racers are encouraged to eat and hydrate between their first and second run. Following a lunch break, racers will meet with coaches at approximately 11:45am outside the locker lodge. Racers are expected to check in with their coach before lunch break as to confirm when they should return for second run course inspection.
12:00 approximate start of second run course inspection
1:00pm approximate start of second run
Awards ceremony will be at the race hut (located at the race course finish) at approximately 3:00pm or as otherwise announced at the end of the race
***All schedules are tentative and subject to snow and/or weather conditions***
Open to all club and sanctioned racers U8-Masters (ages 7 and up). Skiers only.
*** Helmets required ***
Wednesday, January 25th at 11:45pm. Entries must be completed online by the entry deadline. No late registrations will be accepted.
$22.00 per event. Sign up and pay online.
There will be no late entries accepted. No exceptions.
24 hours before race by phone 541-708-1523 or email email@example.com
Begins at 8:15am each morning at the MARA Hub. Bibs are returned to MARA at the finish of their second run on each race day.
Must be purchased from Mt. Ashland, as these are not provided by MARA. Visiting racers can purchase lift tickets at a discounted rate of $30.
***Lift prices are subject to change and are made by Mt. Ashland.***
If positions are still available, visiting parents are invited to help with the race! If you are in need of a volunteer ski pass, please let us know by Friday, January 28th. Mt. Ashland is offering volunteer ski passes to those in need of a ski pass for the day. If you anticipate being able to help, please email us or see a board member on race day.
Awards will be held at the race hut at 3:00pm or as otherwise announced at the end of the second run. All participants will receive a MARA sticker. The top 3 of each U8 through Masters classes will receive a medal.
Saturday Giant Slalom: TBD
Sunday Slalom: TBD
LIABILITY RELEASE AGREEMENT
I acknowledge that ski racing is a hazardous activity and that I have made a voluntary choice to participate in the MARA Youth Ski Program at the Mt. Ashland Ski Area despite the risks that it presents. I agree to ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY OR DEATH which may be associated with or result from my participation in this event. I further agree to RELEASE FROM LIABILITY and to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the organizers of this program MT ASHLAND RACING ASSOCIATION, MT ASHLAND ASSOCIATION d.b.a. SKI ASHLAND and their owners, agents, landowners, affiliated companies and employees from any and all claims by or on behalf of myself and or the participant arising out of or related to racing, training, instruction, conditioning, use of ski area premises or facilities, and or travel to and from activities, including any and all loss, claim or damage resulting from or occurring due to participant’s failure to have and or wear a helmet which is required to participate in a MARA sponsored event. Despite this requirement, I understand that helmets are not designed to prevent injury under all circumstances and that use of a helmet is no guarantee for my safety.
MARA routinely takes photographs and videos of its athletes for promotional materials. I grant exclusive permission to MARA to use my child’s image and/or my image or likeness in photographs and/or video for the purpose of publicity, public relations, or other advertising purposes without compensation and without restriction as to frequency and duration.
I, THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL OF ITS TERMS. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT WHICH MAY PREVENT ME OR ANY OTHER PERSON FROM RECOVERING ANY DAMAGES IN THE EVENT OF DEATH OR ANY INJURY TO THE PARTICIPANT. I, NEVER THE LESS, ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY AND AGREE THAT IT IS BINDING UPON ME, MY HEIRS, ASSIGNS AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES. RELEASOR HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT I WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY MARA SPONSORED EVENT WITHOUT A HELMET.