Greetings NENSA Community!

Great to see so many of you at the Craftsbury double Marathon weekend, and what a weekend that was! See box below for results and photos, as well as a great mid-season article on our NENSA Citizen Racing, which is thriving here in New England!

This weekend brings many events to the entire New England region, including:
Saturday 2/9:
  • John Rodrick Marathon - Black Mountain ME
  • Woodstock Sweetheart BKL - Woodstock VT
  • Great Glen Kids Fest - Great Glen NH
  • VT Qualifier Races, Ripton VT
  • NH Qualifier Races, North Conway NH
Sunday 2/10:
  • Flying Moose - Bethel ME
  • Mansfield Skiathlon - Craftsbury VT
  • Gunstock Paintball Biathlon - Gunstock NH
  • MA Qualifier Races, Windsor MA
Hope you can get out and enjoy one of these great events!

Next weekend, February 16th & 17th will be our third Eastern Cup and JN qualifying weekend at hosted by Frost Mountain at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton VT. Saturday 2/16 overlaps with the Middlebury Carnival too. Registration closes at 5pm next Wednesday 2/13 on SkiReg.com

Check out all the NENSA NEWS from the Field below, and the tons of races and events coming up in all of February and March on our full NENSA Calendar of Events at the bottom of this eNewsletter.

Hope to see many of you out at NENSA event or race soon!

Best,
Amie

Amie W. Smith
Executive Director
New England Nordic Ski Association
Amie@nensa.net

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Craftsbury Double Marathon Weekend
Recaps and Photos
Congratulations to the individuals who raced in either the Saturday 50k/33k classic or Sunday 33k/16k skate Marathons at Craftsbury last weekend. And a special shout out to the hearty folks who raced BOTH to make it a true double marathon weekend! Thanks to John Lazenby for sharing a few photos with us - full gallery on the on links below.



CITIZEN RACING IN NEW ENGLAND
It’s hard to believe, but we are already halfway through our 2018-2019 Citizen Racing calendar. Despite multiple freeze thaw cycles, ten of the twenty races listed on the Zak and Club Cup Series have gone off flawlessly thanks to our amazing venues across New England. The enthusiasm of our touring centers putting on the races is only overshadowed by the energy of racers – from first time skiers to our diehard masters.

And speaking of Zak and Club racing – 114 men and 41 women are currently listed in our age group rankings for 2019. Many of the battles are tight and with so many races on this years schedule things will stay interesting until the Craftsbury Spring Fling on March 9th. In the Zak overall rankings, Eli Enman of NWVE, has snuck into the lead with an impressive 97 points for his best of five races. NWVE club mate, Tyler Magnan, and Stowe Nordic’s Neal Graves — both who have competed in seven races already — are lurking and looking to take top honors. On the women’s side, Sara Graves of Stowe Nordic, has taken a commanding early lead with 110 points — but there are many opportunities left for Kasie Enman (NWVE) and Kathy Maddock (Dublin XC) who has won every Zak event she’s entered this year to push for the 2019 title.
Click HERE for full story. (photo credit John Lazenby)
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SafeSport Program

NENSA has always urged ALL New England coaches, parent volunteers, venue volunteers and anyone working with youth to take the SafeSport on-line course and get certified. NENSA has been requiring this of all our staff and volunteer coaches and wax techs at JN's and REG Camps for several years now. So please take time this season to be sure all your club volunteers and coaches are SafeSport certified. Do it today.
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Take pride in joining the New England Nordic community with your NENSA membership and in knowing your dues are coming right back to you in the form of NENSA programming and our ongoing support of venues, clubs, athletes and coaches across the region. 

There are more reasons than ever to re-new your NENSA Membership! We now have  NENSA Members Only Benefits & Offers  on our website ~ Check back often as we will be adding more from our wonderful sponsors as the season progresses! Go to our "NENSA Members Only Benefits and Offers" tab, under Membership, on NENSA.net to see the latest offers!

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