On Sunday, February 12, 2023, the Bethel Outing Club, Nonstop Nordic, and NENSA proudly present the 32nd Annual Flying Moose Classic Half-Marathon. Part of both the Zak Cup and NENSA Marathon Series, this fun and exciting event starts at the Bethel Inn Resort and takes you through the rolling hills and forest lands of the Bethel Inn and Inland Woods and Trail's Bethel Village Trails in Bethel, Maine, providing you with a wonderful scenic adventure.
Skiers can select from either the 12.5KM or 25KM course, and a 3 KM Sit Ski course. There is a 1KM kids race (grades K-5) that will take them over fun little obstacles and zig-zag pathways, and a 3KM Middle School Race (grades 6-8). Kids race starts at 9:00 a.m. (mass start); Middle School starts at 9:30 a.m. (mass start); 12.5KM & 25KM races start at 10:00 a.m. (mass start). Awards and cookies to follow at ~12:30 p.m. with a special after party event at Carter’s XC Ski Center with a food truck and beverages (12:00-5:00 p.m.).
This is a Classic technique race. There will be course marshalls on course monitoring for technique violations.
Benches and some basic instruction and kick wax will be available. If klister is required, there will be a fee for the use of klister.
Races will be mass start.
Registration & Pricing
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER as it greatly helps race organizers with planning. REGISTER HERE. Day of registration available for additional fee.
25KM = $35
12.5KM = $35
3KM Sit Ski = $35
3KM Youth = $15 (FREE for Bethel Outing Club Members & MSAD44)
1KM = $10 (FREE for Bethel Outing Club Members & MSAD44)
Race Day Schedule:
9:00 AM: Grades K-5, 1km Classic Mass Start
9:30 AM: 3km Sit Ski & Grades 6-8 Classic Mass Start