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Please note that any spectator on skis at any Nordic race must purchase a race spectator pass to be on course and the Nordic trails for the day.

Fee: $7.00

Tickets available at the ticket counter and at the Chisholm Ski Club Race Headquarters.

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john roderick marathon coloredKassandra Nelson, skiing for the University of Presque Isle, won the women'sCassandra Nelson 2020 10 Classical Race at the 8th Annual John Roderick Marathon at historic Black Mountain of Maine on February 15, 2020. Neson completed the two laps in 41:14.t to capture the gold. Taking the silver was Nelson's teammate Leinani Farnsworth with a time of 41:51.5. The bronze medal went to Mullein Francis of the University of Maine Farmington in 48:18.8.Conner Nilsen 2020

In the Women's 10k Freestyle race, Amy Gunn of Black Water Henniker crossed the finish line in 38:32.9 to take top honors. Second place went to Cipperly good of Northwest Vermont with a time of 49:23.0.

The Men's 10k Classical was won by Conner Nilsen of UMPI by striding across the finish in 31:10.3. Isaiah Reid of UMF took the silver with a time of 31:15.9, while Jason Labbee of UMF took the last podium spot with a time of 32:44.5.

The 10k Men's Freestyle race was won by Charlie Gunn in 31:49.3.

Several racers also competed in the 5-lap 25k race. In the women's Freestyle, Molly Siegel of nearby Bethel, Maine won the gold with a time of  1:33:07.6. The silver medal was won by Charlotte Gross of Agamenticus Dover with a time of 1:35:41.0. The bronze medal winner was Carole Clermont of Hermenegile, Quebec with a time of 1:39:56.0.

In the Men's 25k Classical, Mark Lena won the gold.

Albans, Vermont's Tyler Magnan won the Freestyle 25k men's division with a time of 1:17.01. Right behind his was Nathan Moreau of Portland capture the silver in 1:18.25.7. Third place went to Dennis Page of Enfield, NH with a time of 1:21:28.4.

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When: February 15, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The race will start at 11:00 am. Check in at Race Headquarters is now 9:30 am.

Welcome to Black Mountain of Maine and Chisholm Ski Club for the Eighth Annual John Roderick Marathon john roderick 400and Tour. We want you to have a good experience on the John Roderick Trail System and Broomhall Stadium in Rumford.

Race Headquarters will be open at 9:30 am to accept your reservation and answer any questions you may have. Your check-in at Race Headquarters should provide you with a bib,  tickets for a meal and drinks in Muriel's Kitchen after the race, a map of the trail that will be used and a general layout of the stadium.

Please be sure to return your bib after your event as there is a $50 fee for lost bibs.

Day of Race registration fees are $60 for the 25k race and $35 for the 10k race. 

Waxing and ski exchange will be located in the stadium near the refreshment table. No ski exchange will be allowed in 10k Zac Race.

Wax testing will be available in the bowl to the left of the Competition Center and on the course prior to the start.

With a bib or Nordic pass you are allowed on the course until 10 minutes prior to the start at 11:00 am.

In order to expedite the start schedule, all participants should be in the start area for the 11:00 am start. All Freestyle skiers will start at 11:00 am and Classic skiers at 11:10 am. Start positions are first come first serve. Tracks will be set to the right side of the stadium for the Classic skiers following the scramble zone.

Race Information:

10k and 25km Skate, Wave Start, Classic or Freestyle. UPDATE: The race will start at 11:00 am. Participants can select their technique on Saturday during check in and bib assignment. More details to follow.

Registration Information

Registration is now open on Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb 14, 2020 at 8:00 PM ETCheck in and day of race registration will be available at race headquarters at 9:30 am. 


Start Time  Event Entry Fee Online

Race Day Entry Fee

 11:00 am 25 K M 1-8  NEMS Freestyle or Classic $50 $60
 11:00 am 10 K M 1-8 Zak Cup Freestyle or Classic $25 $35

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