FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Alumni Association is pleased to announce the first annual Ski, Shoe, Ski Winter Triathlon event on March 20.
“This fun event combines three different winter activities into a race here in Fort Kent,” said UMFK’s Foundation Officer Shannon Lugdon. “Participants can compete individually or as part of a team.”
The race begins at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center for a loop of cross-country skiing and then switches to a snowshoe hike up the side of the Lonesome Pines Trails hill. The race ends with participants speeding down a designated section of Lonesome Pine Trails. Prizes will be awarded in several competitor categories such as, youngest, oldest, fastest, slowest, costumes, and more!
“While this event is a competition, we’re hoping people have fun participating in the three legs of the race,” said UMFK’s Alumni Association President Sue Devoe. “These are the most popular things to do in Fort Kent in the winter so we thought it would be interesting to put them together in a race.”
Proceeds from the registration will go toward installing lights on UMFK’s soccer field. “This is a much-needed addition to the athletics program at UMFK,” said Lugdon. “Currently the teams must practice during daylight hours which gets tricky as the days get shorter. This would allow for greater flexibility in their practice and game schedules.”
Registration is $20 for an individual and $45 for a team of three. Registration can be completed at https://www.umfk.edu/alumni/giving/ski-shoe-ski/.
For more information, please call Lugdon at 207-834-7800 or go to www.umfk.edu.