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MECCA 30K Skate or Classic

Live Event - January 28, 2023 Virtual Event - Dec. 17, 2022 to Feb. 19, 2023

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Lodging available in Mercer or Manitowish Waters.

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Classic

NEW THIS YEAR! The MECCA 30K is designed to challenge serious skiers, both classic and skate. The two-lap course starts by the chalet hemlocks and traverses through the majestic forest and glaciated MECCA Trails. Skiers will be moderately challenged by the terrain as they climb drumlins, skirt eskers, circle kettles, but they will also be treated to one of the best views of the Turtle Flowage. Virtual event skiers keep and self report their time.

All participants will receive a nordic ski hat commemorating the event. Immediately after the race, skiers and volunteers of the live event will enjoy a pasty lunch while winners receive their awards.

Fees:

Live Event on January 28, 2023:
Register by December 15th - $40
Register by January 15th - $45
Register by January 28th - $50

Virtual Event from December 17, 2022 - February 19, 2023:
Register by December 15th - $40
Register by January 15th - $45
Register by January 28th - $50

Special Student Pricing (Up to 19) - $10

Awards: 

Live Event on January 28, 2023:

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female overall, and will be awarded to the fastest male and female in each category: (up to 19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+). 

Virtual Event from December 17, 2022 - February 19, 2023:

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female overall, and will be awarded to the fastest male and female in each category: (up to 19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+). Prizes will be mailed the week of February 19th.

Candlelight Ski Shoe Hike - January 28, 2023:

Skiers are invited to attend MECCA's annual Candlelight Ski Show Hike celebration at dusk on January 28, 2023. Skiers, snowshoers, and hikers are welcome to enjoy a one mile trail that has been candlelit with over two hundred luminaria. Gather around the bonfire for hot chocolate and cookies after your candlelit adventure. No registration necessary, family friendly, and dog friendly.

Skate

NEW THIS YEAR! The MECCA 30K is designed to challenge serious skiers, both classic and skate. The two-lap course starts by the chalet hemlocks and traverses through the majestic forest and glaciated MECCA Trails. Skiers will be moderately challenged by the terrain as they climb drumlins, skirt eskers, circle kettles, but they will also be treated to one of the best views of the Turtle Flowage. Virtual event skiers keep and self report their time.

All participants will receive a nordic ski hat commemorating the event. Immediately after the race, skiers and volunteers of the live event will enjoy a pasty lunch while winners receive their awards.

Fees:

Live Event on January 28, 2023:
Register by December 15th - $40
Register by January 15th - $45
Register by January 28th - $50

Virtual Event from December 17, 2022 - February 19, 2023:
Register by December 15th - $40
Register by January 15th - $45
Register by January 28th - $50

Special Student Pricing (Up to 19) - $10

Awards: 

Live Event on January 28, 2023:

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female overall, and will be awarded to the fastest male and female in each category: (up to 19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+). 

Virtual Event from December 17, 2022 - February 19, 2023:

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female overall, and will be awarded to the fastest male and female in each category: (up to 19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+). Prizes will be mailed the week of February 19th.

Candlelight Ski Shoe Hike - January 28, 2023:

Skiers are invited to attend MECCA's annual Candlelight Ski Show Hike celebration at dusk on January 28, 2023. Skiers, snowshoers, and hikers are welcome to enjoy a one mile trail that has been candlelit with over two hundred luminaria. Gather around the bonfire for hot chocolate and cookies after your candlelit adventure. No registration necessary, family friendly, and dog friendly.

Winterfest Events

Little Turtle Flowage Trailhead & Cabin Trailhead