The Wausau Nordic Ski Club and the Badger State Games have jointly decided to cancel this year’s Nordic Skiing events that were to be held on January 30th due to the current Covid-19 situation. The safety of our athletes and volunteers is our top priority and without making drastic changes to how we structure the event, it would be difficult at best to be able to put on a quality event, let alone, one that people would enjoy. We fully anticipate the current health crisis will improve over the next several months and we will be able to bring back the Badger State Games for Nordic Skiing bigger and better than ever in 2022. We appreciate the support you have given this event over the years and look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, we’d encourage you to take part in outdoor activities that you can do on your own safely and enjoy nature.
Cancelled: Saturday January 30th, 2021
Nine Mile Forest Recreation Area
8704 Redbud Rd.
Wausau, WI 54401
Early Packet Pickup is available at nine mile Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
If an event is cancelled due to Covid-19 a refund will be given.
2020 Race Results are at the bottom of the page!
Packet Pick Up & Bibs Starting at 8:00 am at Nine Mile and running all day long Saturday.
Entry Fees & Deadlines:
|Race||Mail/Fax by 1/17/21||Online Until 1/17/21|| Late Online Until 1/28/21||On-Site|
|4K M.S. (Age 9-13)||$15||$13||$22||$32|
|7K H.S. (Age 13-19)||$15||$13||$22||$32|
|10K (Age 13+)||$27||$25||$40||$65|
|21K (Age 13+)||$37||$35||$55||$75|
|43K (Age 18+)||$47||$45||$65||$95|
|1-2K (Age 9 & Under)||Free!|
ANY race changes the day of events will be charged the difference between race fees plus a $5.00 change fee
All athletes MUST sign the Badger State Games Athlete Waiver online during registration or on the printable registration forms at check-in. (Waivers are attached to the registration forms)
(Age determined as of first day of event)
Youth/High School Team:
9 & Under (1k or 2k) | Ages 9-11 (4K) | Ages 12-13 (4k)
Ages 13-16 (7K) High School | Ages 17-19 (7K) High School
Ages 29 & Under | Ages 30-39 | Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59 | Ages 60-69 | Ages 70 & Over
*NEW* We are including adaptive races to the Nordic Skiing event. For more information and details please read: ADAPTIVE RULES
USSA rules apply. For a complete set of rules, see the Games Nordic Skiing Rules.
Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan Upper Peninsula residents are eligible to compete in the Nordic events.
Freestyle and Classic races.
Chip timed racing events.
All races are a single loop on moderate rolling terrain appropriate for all ability levels
(except the 43k Freestyle which will be 2 loops over a 21.5k/20k course).
Course groomed with a minimum of two lanes for Classical events; single track and skating area for Freestyle events.
Average course width is 16 feet.
Fluids available on course. Food and electrolytes available on course for the 43k freestyle.
9:00am 7k Classic Boys
9:05am 7k Classic Girls
9:15am 4k Classic All
9:30am 10k Classic All
9:45am 21-43k Classic
10:15am 43k "A" Freestyle
10:25am 43k "B" Freestyle
10:45am 21k Freestyle
11:00am 1k Adaptive
12:45pm 7k Freestyle Boys
12:50pm 7k Freestyle Girls
1:15pm 4k Freestyle
1:30pm 3k Adaptive
1:40pm 10k Freestyle
1:50pm 1-2k Kids
Nine Mile County Forest Ski Trails: Map
For those that want to cheer on our athletes and to see them bring home the gold here are a few tips:
Best place to view the event & how much you can see: You can see the start and finish of each race and halfway of the longer race (43K).
Seating Available or bring your own chairs: No seating available bring your own chairs. There is seating inside the heated chalet.
Admission Fee: No admission fee.
Concessions: Will be available
Carry-ins allowed (food &/or drink):
Are Signs or Noise makers allowed: Bells are encouraged.
Other Information: Age determined as of first day of event.
Sport Specific Questions: Contact Event Director: John Burke. Phone 715-218-7883
Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Badger State Games office at 715-355-8788 or email@example.com