Family skiing

Family Fun Race attracts 55 participants to Camden Snow Bowl

Event is fundraiser for Ragged Mountain Ski Club
By Staff | Jan 25, 2013
Courtesy of: Barry King A scene from the Camden Snow Bowl’s annual Family Fun Race Jan. 20. The skiers are Jesse Mann, Nadie King and Hayden Christie.

Camden — It was a sight to behold on Sunday, Jan. 20 as 55 participants raced, in warm temperatures, through a maze of obstacles on the Foxy trail during the Camden Snow Bowl’s annual Family Fun Race.

The fundraiser for the Ragged Mountain Ski Club was as much a spectacle for the cheering supporters as it was for racers, who showed up in all manner of costumes and negotiated the obstacles atop the “Coaches Knoll.”

During the first run, a limbo element was set across one of the gates. While smaller participants skiing under the limbo pole had the advantage each racer had to negotiate an uphill turnaround and a mine field of colorful “brushies," which forced everyone to lose built up momentum.

Snow Bowl race director Chris Christie did a masterful job setting up a course that will not soon be forgotten.

During the second run the limbo element was replaced by a forest of helium balloons attached to small numbered sand bags, each of which corresponded to a prize.

While times were kept the emphasis for the event was placed on fun and family.

The results included:

Fastest men — 1, Will Galloway; 2, Paul Rogers; and 3, Aiden Roberts.

Fastest women — 1, Ella Simon; 2, Samantha Zwecker; and 3, Zoe Zwecker.

Family teams — 1, Team Galloway; 2, Team Roberts; and 3, Team King.

Best dressed men — 1, Hugh Levitt; 2, Caellen Roberts; and 3, Aiden Manahan.

Best dressed women — 1, Isabelle Manahan; 2, Nadie King; and 3, Samantha Zwecker.

The Clean Sweep Award (for the second greatest accumulated time) — Toren Lee.

Jennifer Martin was the recipient of the Jeff Kuller Spirit Award, which goes to the person who best exemplifies the qualities that made Kuller, our beloved friend, such a powerful influence, said Christie. The attributes looked for included selfless hard work and the creative ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Martin's behind-the-scenes volunteer efforts made this year's race not just possible but took the fun part of the race to a whole new level, Christie said.

The ski club is an important supporter of the Snow Bowl, the race programs, the fourth-grade learn-to-ski program and skiing in general, Christie said.

Click to view photos from the family fun race.

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