BETHEL – The Flying Moose Classic, point-to-point Nordic ski races starting at Gould Academy and finishing at the Bethel Inn over 20, 10, and 6-kilometer courses, are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17.

Hosted by the Bethel Outing Club, the Flying Moose classical technique citizens’ cross-country ski race takes place on the well-groomed and challenging Gould Academy Pine Hill trail system and the Bethel Inn Nordic Center trails. A mass start will take place at 11 a.m.

Skiers in the 10K and 20K races may enter either the timed or untimed “touring” class. Youth events include a short “lollipop” loop for the very young, and a 6K non-timed course.

Transport for drop bags to be taken to the finish will be available. Sign-in and race-day registration will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Gould Academy Field House on Church Street.

Event registration fee for children 14-and-under is $4 for entries received by Feb. 14 and $5 the day of the race. For others, the full entry fee is $25, with a $10 discount for Bethel Outing Club members who register by Feb. 14.

Registrations may be mailed to: Race Secretary, Bethel Outing Club, P.O. Box 637, Bethel, ME 04217, with checks payable to the Bethel Outing Club.

The Bethel Outing Club promotes Nordic skiing as sport and recreation in the greater Bethel and Western Maine area with particular emphasis on youth development Nordic ski programs and family-oriented outings.

For further information about this year’s event, contact Jim Reuter at 824-4099 or [email protected] For membership and other information about the Bethel Outing Club, visit or contact Kirk Siegel, secretary, at 824-0717 or [email protected]

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