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Pursuit Racing is back in the Northwoods! – PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release
September 28, 2018
Mercer & Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

Pursuit Racing is back in the Northwoods!

MECCA Trails and WinMan Trails are excited to announce the creation of a new cross-country ski race in the Northwoods – the Turtle River Pursuit. The race, which combines the two disciplines of cross-
country skiing – classic and skate – into one event, will be held the weekend of February 9th and 10th, 2019. The first leg of the Pursuit, the 11K classic race, will be at MECCA Trails in Mercer on Saturday.
The second leg, the 11K skate race, will be at WinMan Trails in Manitowish Waters on Sunday. The race
is open to both individuals and teams. Saturday’s results determine the skier’s starting time on
Sunday. The first skier and team to cross the finish line on Sunday wins the two day race. Awards will be given to the top three women and men in both the individual and team categories as well as age-
group winners.

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation is collaborating with the Turtle River Pursuit, providing its
expertise in community engagement and fundraising. The Community Pursuit is a year round outreach
bringing kids, families and seniors out to the trail systems for exercise, fresh air, instruction focused on
good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

This exciting winter competition will attract hundreds of competitors, spectators, community volunteers
and sponsors. Sponsors from the business community include financial support, in kind contributions
and volunteers. The Turtle River Pursuit promises to be an exciting event in the Wisconsin northwoods.

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