Registration is now open for the annual Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill, a winter cross country race to support Camp Colton. One hundred percent of race registration fees, raffle and Support a Friend Up the Mountain proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Camp Colton to support Camp Colton's environmental education programs for Flagstaff youth.
This year's race will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at Arizona Snowbowl's Hart Prairie Lodge. The course is three miles on winter terrain with an 1,800-foot vertical gain/loss. The race starts at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a post-race party at Hart Prairie Lodge from 5:30 to8:30 p.m. Racers, spectators and Camp Colton alumni and friends are welcome.
Advance registration (offered until 11 a.m. on Feb. 8) is $40 for individuals. Advance team registration is $60 for two people, $90 for three people and $120 for four people.
For traction, racers may use snowshoes, microspikes, crampons or any sort of foot traction. Skis with skins may be used to go up the mountain; skins may be taken off to go down. Awards will be given for top fundraisers, best dressed and most spirit. The individual to raise the most money for Camp Colton will win a trip to Mexico. The team to raise the most money will win a 2013-14 adult season ski pass at the Arizona Snowbowl for each team member.
Online registration and a course map can be found at kahtoolaagassizuphill.com.
Camp Colton is Flagstaff Unified School District's residential environmental education program for sixth graders that has provided quality outdoor educational experiences to more than 40,000 children over the past 41 years.
Free talk on "7 Spiritual Laws"
Start the new year with balance as Flagstaff's Katherine Fredricks gives a free talk on the "7 Spiritual Laws of Success." The talk will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m., at the Joe C. Montoya Community Center, 245 N. Thorpe Road.
Based on Deepak Chopra's best-selling 1994 book, the "7 Spiritual Laws" offer simple yet effective principles to build a productive and satisfying life or organization.
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