Monday, January 05, 2009

‘SMU 10K’ citizens classic ski is Jan. 25 at Saint Mary's University

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University is inviting the public to the annual "SMU 10K" classic ski event on Sunday, Jan. 25.

“We’re very fortunate to have an excellent trail system here that is both scenic, as well as challenging," said Chris Kendall, vice president for student development. “And this year we actually have snow, thanks to our new snow-making capabilities as a result of a partnership with the Winona Ski Club.”

The classic-style citizens ski event will be held at Saint Mary's University, home to one of the region's finest cross country trail systems. The trails wind through the bluffs and valleys above the Mississippi River. New trails along Gilmore Creek have been added this year.

The event is open to all individuals, with a mass start slated for 1 p.m. On-site registration will begin at 11 a.m. at the SMU Toner Student Center. The cost is $10, which includes a souvenir race bib and a completion medal. Medals will be awarded for men and women in open and recreational classes.

For more information or to receive a registration form, call Davey Warner at (507) 457-8740. Check out more information online at

Saint Mary's University is located on Hwy. 14, one mile west of Hwy. 61 in Winona.