Annual Higley Hustle is Saturday

Members of the St. Lawrence University cross country ski team practice on the groomed trail at Higley flow State Park in Colton. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

COLTON — The annual Rod Thomas Memorial Higley Hustle 5 and 10K classic technique cross-country ski races will be held at Higley Flow Park Saturday. There are multiple age categories for both men and women with awards to the first three in each category. The race is at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 9 a.m. Entry fee for the race is $10. Following the awards there will be a children’s lollipop race with distances not to exceed 2.5K depending on age and ability. The race is for children under 14. The entry fee is $5.

Sunday will be Family Day at the Park, There will be a winter gear sale and swap from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., an introduction to ski-joring at 11 a.m. taught by Danielle Jerry and Bob Platte, a potluck lunch at noon, modified orienteering sessions, one for small fry and one for adults and older families, at 1 p.m. using a map to locate items to collect and bring back to the lodge for a prize and bragging rights.

Ski lessons will again be offered at 10 a.m. for young skiers under 7 years of age and noon for ages 12 and older wanting to work on navigating hills.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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