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BEND, OR -- The Nordic leg of the upcoming Pole Pedal Paddle will be replaced by a one-mile trail run. Race organizers announced Tuesday evening that unseasonably warm temperatures made the Nordic ski portion unsafe for athletes. The alpine leg will remain unchanged, along the Leeway run.

 

The relay race will be held May 16. It begins with the alpine, or downhill skiing leg at the top of the Red Chair at Mt. Bachelor. Then the one-mile trail run will take place around the Mt. Bachelor parking lot. The 22-mile bike ride will still take off from the West Village parking lot. The five-mile run, .8-kilometer canoe/kayak leg and .5-mile sprint will also all remain the same. 

 

Mt. Bachelor Resort announced earlier this week that it will close for the season following its BrewSki festival on Sunday, May 10. This is the first time since the relay began in 1977 that it won't include a Nordic leg. 
 
 

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