The 8th annual Mathias Jessup Bartels benefit cross-country ski race and tour will be held on Sunday, February 21st, at 11:30 AM at Mt. Greylock Regional High School.
The event will feature a 2.5 km kids’/beginner’s race, a lollipop race for young children, and a 6 km classic race. Races are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Prizes will be awarded to overall and age category winners. A $15.00 donation is requested at day of race registration. All proceeds benefit the Mathias Jessup Bartels Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Mt. Greylock Nordic Ski Team. Checks can be made out to: Mt. Greylock Regional High School – M.J. Bartels Scholarship Fund.
In the event of limited snow coverage at Mt. 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 Mt. Greylock Nordic Ski Team when he died in his sleep on January 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 Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org.