Bjornloppet Freestyle Race/CA Senior Winter Games

March 8, 2014 all-day
Bear Valley Cross Country
1 Bear Valley Road
Stanislaus National Forest, Bear Valley, CA 95223
Pre Reg $35 (Juniors $25) by 2/22; Late Reg $40 (Juniors $30)
Bear Valley Cross Country

Date: Saturday March 8, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM
Start: Bear Valley Cross Country
Distance: 10 km or 20 km / 5 km Junior
Cost: Pre Reg $35 (Juniors $25) by 2/22; Late Reg $40 (Juniors $30)
Fee includes T-shirt, party, prizes, food and music

Bear Valley Cross Country will host the 41st Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race and Festival on March 8th and March 9th, 2014. This is one of the longest running ski races in the west and it is open to all ages.  In addition, the California Senior Winter Games (CSWG) will be held the same weekend in Bear Valley. Bjornloppet racers ages 50 and up will automatically have their Bjornloppet race times entered in the CSWG Nordic Race Results for the California Senior Winter Games gold, silver and bronze medals.

On Saturday, March 8th, the Freestyle (skate ski or stride) race begins at 10:30 a.m. and racers have a choice of participating in the 20K race, the 10K Open Division race, or the 5K Junior race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up race in the 10K race). On Sunday, March 9th, the race begins at 10:00 a.m. (don’t forget Daylight Savings Time begins—spring forward!) and racers can compete in the 10K or 5K Classic (stride only) or Snowshoe race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up race in one of the 5K races). Saturday’s race fees include the race, a t-shirt, the Bjornloppet awards party with lunch and Bjornloppet and CSWG medals; Sunday’s race fees include the race and Bjornloppet awards party with snacks and Bjornloppet and CSWG medals. For an official Bjornloppet race registration form, visit our Events page at

For more information, contact Bear Valley Cross Country at 209-753-2834 or