With December’s arrival, winter is now officially in full effect here in Montana. We’ve packed up our trail running shoes and we’re breaking in the ski boots- but we can’t turn full ski bum- there are still lot of races to time.
While there aren’t as many running events to keep us busy, we like to switch it up in the winter and check out other types of racing events. It keeps us on our toes and our toes warm. So, over the past few years, we have come to appreciate the fine sport of ski joring. With the fringe sport’s rise in popularity, there are races popping up all over the West and we have the good fortune of getting to be there to time them.
The first event on our winter calendar is the World Ski Joring Championships. Held January 25 and 26 in Whitefish, MT, this is an awesome event that we are excited to time again this year. With a cash purse of over $20K, the stakes are pretty high and the competition can be fierce.
Do you think you have it in you to compete to win this year? Here is a look at some of the times and competitors from last year’s event. With novice, open, mule and sport divisions, there are plenty of opportunities to win that cash purse!
For those of you who prefer your femur and clavicle intact and think it might be best to just watch, the party and the camaraderie alone make it worth the drive to spectate.
If you make the drive to Whitefish this winter to watch or participate the World Ski Joring championships, be sure to say hello your buddies from Competitive Timing!
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