Bartels Community Nordic Ski Race Canceled
According to a post on the massnordic.com website, the 2018 Bartels ski race has been canceled due to lack of snow.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The 10th annual Mathias Jessup Bartels benefit cross-country ski race and tour will be held on Sunday, March 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Greylock Regional School.
The event will feature an approximately 3-kilometer kids’/ beginners’ classic race at 11:30, a lollipop race for young children, and a 6K classic race starting at 11:50. Races are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Prizes will be awarded to overall and age category winners. A $15 donation is requested at day of race registration. All proceeds benefit the Mathias Jessup Bartels Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Mount Greylock Nordic Ski Team. Checks can be made out to: Mt. Greylock Regional School - M.J. Bartels Scholarship Fund.
In the event of limited snow coverage at Mount Greylock, check http://blogs.fasterskier.com/bnsc/ for race updates.
Mathias was an outstanding young man - a scholar, athlete, and leader of his class. He was a high school junior and standout member of the Mount Greylock Nordic Ski Team when he died in his sleep on Jan. 31, 2004, of sudden cardiac arrest due to a heart arrhythmia of unknown cause. The Mathias Jessup Bartels Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who exhibits the integrity, kindness, and commitment to excellence shown by Mathias.
For more information, please email Mount Greylock Nordic coach Hilary Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.