The Saint Croix Valley Ski Club will host its annual Marine O'Brien Cross-Country Ski Race on Sunday, Jan. 27, at William O'Brien State Park, located north of Marine on St. Croix, Minn. All proceeds from the race benefit the St. Croix Valley Ski Club youth skiing program.
The club raises funds through three adult races of varying distances, and children's races through age 13. Honoring the history of the race, organizers are also hosting a wooden ski race.
Registration participants can register online through Jan. 24, 2019, at marineobrien.com/. Day-of registration and packet pickup opens at 9 a.m. and will close 30 minutes prior to race start. The first 100 registrants for the 25 km and 12.5 km races will receive a custom Ski MO race hat.
The top three places in the 12.5 and 25 km skate and classical races, male and female, will receive an artisan crafted mug and a custom "woodal" (wooden medal) to commemorate their victory. The adult and children's awards ceremony will take place immediately following the races. All adult racers are eligible to win prizes donated by local businesses via raffle.
More information visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarineObrienSki/.