I hope you are all doing well and that your school year is off to a great start. We're working hard to get things ready for another great season of Tonka Nordic Racing. Registration is currently open (https://1976a.cf.wordwareinc.com/?p=1959). Please try to register soon so you can be sure that all paperwork/sports physicals/etc are taken care of before the first day of practice. This also helps us get a sense of how many athletes to plan for.
Here are a few key dates to keep in mind for the season:
November 11th - First day of practice and mandatory kickoff meeting from 5:30-7:00 pm.
It's finally here! Practices begin on Monday (11/12) from 3:00-5:30pm. Meet at the wax room (next to the visitor stands at the Stadium/Dome) and be prepared to put some work in. Come dressed for outdoor practice (running shoes, layers, little-to-no cotton, hat & gloves). Make sure you are registered before Monday! If you are not fully registered with an up-to-date physical on file, you WILL NOT be able to practice.
The season kickoff meeting will be held on Monday, November 12th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the MHS cafeteria. This is a mandatory event, so make sure you are able to attend. Please bring a dish to share according to last name:
It's hard to believe that November has already arrived and with it the start of another season of Tonka Nordic Racing! We have a tremendous coaching staff on board and are looking forward to getting started with team activities. Here are a couple of important dates to keep in mind:
November 5, 6:00-7:00 pm - PAC Meeting in the Team Room (down the stairs next to the West Gym/West Entrance). This is a great opportunity to get some general information about the team and get all of your questions answered.
Need to buy some new gear for the coming season? Looking to find some used equipment? Make sure to put MyXC XChange on your calendars. There will be vendors selling new equipment, as well as a ski swap for used gear. Check out the link for more information: MyXC XChange
Thanks to everyone who volunteered to sell food or stopped by to purchase food and support TNR! Including tips, we raised $1,364! This money will go towards the purchase of 110 new race jackets from Borah Teamwear. The new jackets will be the PRO XC version, which are warmer for those cold race days! We've also updated the design to better match our race uniforms.
If you are interested in getting ahead in your Nordic training, consider participating in any of the junior programs offered at Loppet Nordic Racing at http://www.loppet.org/lnr-juniors/programs/. You'll be glad you did!