Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Teton Running News (Jan 13, 2009)

Happy January...please SAVE THESE DATES if you are in the Teton Valley area!

Movie Night for Kids
Friday, January 16th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Nikko Judo Academy
Cost: $15/per child

Bring your kids to the Nikko Judo Academy for movie night. We are going to have pizza and a great movie for the kids which is G rated called Balto. The movie is free of charge, but the fee will pay for the cost of the staff, pizza and heat. We are going to have fun exercises and a short talk on one of the NJA's character traits. This is a great opportunity for mom and dad to have a date night!

Targhee Sasquatch Snowshoe Series: NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION RACE
Sunday Jan. 18th
Time: 10am for the race start.
Registration between 8:30 and 9:30 am race day on the plaza where the activities center is at Targhee. Look for signs that say snowshoe! Cash or checks only.
Location: Grand Targhee Resort. 5k and 10k groomed trails, packed and untracked sections.
Entry fee: $20 for 5k and $25 for 10k

All races are for beginners, weekend snowshoes and serious runners. Awards and raffles prizes will be given away right after the races are over. Snowshoe rentals available: Targhee has some rentals available for the cost of $15. Special Guest Snowshoer: Sister Marybeth Lloyd is coming back to the Tetons and will run the 10k!

Child Care: While you have fun at Targhee doing one of the snowshoe races, your kids can join the staff for a fun day of games at Nikko Judo Academy in Driggs (located in Driggs, Idaho at 115-C Johnson Ave Winter Park Complex (across from Idalia Bakery). The day will last from 8am to 2pm and the cost is $5 per hour for your first child, $8 per hour for 2 children in the same family. Please pack a healthy bag lunch for each child who attends camp. 8am to 2pm will give you plenty of time to drop the kids off, drive up the hill, register and get ready to snowshoe! Enjoy the awards and the go have lunch, drive back down and pick up the kids.

**Course will be set up by Thursday if you want to head up to the resort for some practice before race day.

Sunday Feb. 14th 10am
* Wed. March 11th 6pm
* Sat. April 4th 8am

For more information, click HERE.

Snowshoe Adventures
Every Saturday, starting January 24th
Location: A new place each week

Beginning January 24th,every Saturday from 9:30- 1:30, there is a group of people who snowshoe. Each week we will be doing a different trail. If you would like to join us please email Lisa at lisa@dreamchaserevents.com and information will be sent to you, including the weekly meet-up location.

She Rips! Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Targhee
Come out to the Grand Targhee Resort for the SHE RIPS weekend on January 31 & February 1, 2009. The weekend focuses on women's snow sports and includes the "Mary's Nipple Challenge" fundraiser to Support Oncology Fund at St. John's Hospital. Please visit HERE for more information.

Featured Event:

Saturday January 31

Hike and Ski the peak Mary's Nipple, Snowshoes near and around the wishing well on a 2.5k loop or skate/cross country ski on the 5k Nordic loop to show your support. An awards ceremony will take place in the main plaza at 4:30 pm, featuring special guests Annie Fenn MD and Maura Lofaro MD, who will discuss the importance of early detection of breast cancer. The ceremony will also feature local breast cancer survivors sharing their inspiring stories.

For more information, click HERE.

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