Rat tale: Race a laid-back affair | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Rat tale: Race a laid-back affair

A small group of dedicated skiers stuck around after the massive Alpine Bank Classic Saturday to take part in the 34th annual Rat Race.The event, a fund-raiser for the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Nordic ski team, had a different tone than the junior race that drew around 400 competitors earlier on Saturday. Costumes were as important – possibly more important – than final results and a Mad Hatter, a rat and a Where’s Waldo look-alike were among those who enjoyed the warm sun and great snow at the Spring Gulch Nordic Ski Area.One skier, with a sundress over her ski outfit, seemed particularly at home on the bright, warm afternoon. Another skier, Jim Breasted, true to the spirit of the decidedly laid-back race, glided gracefully across the finish line – backward.But times were kept and winners were crowned at the event.Danny DiMaria was the first to cross the finish line, with a time of 21 minutes, 42 seconds on the 5-kilometer course. Assistant CRMS Nordic coach Eileen Carey was second in 22:00, and Kari Distefano took third in 24:56.Weaver Froelicher won the junior ratties division with a time of 31:23, followed by Eric Froelicher in 32:24.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Sports


See more