BILLY DUTTON UPHILL
SQUAW VALLEY USA
APRIL 15, 2012 8 AM
UPHILL SKIERS, RUNNERS, AND SHOWSHOERS RACE AT SQUAW VALLEY
Billy Dutton was an athlete with extraordinary endurance, equally famous for his great smile as he was for his daily (!) routine of skiing UP the Mountain Run on classic skis. As one of the founders of Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, Billy’s legacy lives on today. The Billy Dutton Uphill commemorates Billy’s life and his many contributions to our community.
Billy’s mother, Betty Walsh, passed away earlier this year and this year’s race will honor Betty Walsh as well as Billy Dutton.
Squaw Valley’s original “run what ya brung” uphill race, an answer to the famous Chinese Downhill of the 70?s, starts at the base of KT-22. The course take you UP the Mountain Run, then over to the top of Shirley Lake and finally ends after a brief downhill at High Camp. The course climbs 2000 vertical feet over 3.2 miles.
- Pre Register online until 8 pm Saturday April 14th: $20 includes t-shirt ($15 Far West Members)
- Race Day Registration: $25 cash or check (sorry no credit cards) made out to “Far West Nordic Ski Education Association” 7:00 am – 7:30 am at Dave’s Deli (Squaw Valley Village, walk past the cable car towards the KT-22 lift and look for signs to the race)
- Awards and party at High Camp with silent auction, raffle prizes, music and food
- Ski and run/snowshoe divisions
All proceeds from the Billy Dutton Uphill go to benefit Far West Nordic’s juniors program.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Contact Stacey Herhusky.
Visit www.billyduttonuphill.com for more information.