July 30, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Following the success of last year's competition, athletes anxiously hoping for another incredible Utah season will have the opportunity to race to winter in the Second Annual Skootch'n Dash Saturday, August 25 at the Downtown Farmers Market. Participants can either choose to compete in a ski boot course run (approximately 1k) or the 50-meter snowboard skootch.
Participation fee is ten-dollars per person per race. Space is limited so athletes are encouraged to pre-register at www.active.com/running/salt-lake-city-ut/second-annual-skootchn-dash-2012. The fastest racers in both adult and children's divisions will win fabulous prizes including: a Yeti Pass for best costume, Rossignol skis, a Burton snowboard and assorted merchandise from Smith, Dakine and Hot Chillys.
What: Second Annual Skootch’n Dash
When: Saturday, August 25, 2012 — Registration 9 a.m./ Race Starts 10 a.m.
Where: Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer Park (300 W Broadway, southwest corner)
Q.)What is a snowboard skootch?
A.) The snowboard skootch is a commonly practiced technique used by snowboarders to traverse flat surfaces by hopping with both boots strapped into the snowboard bindings.
Q.) What types of ski boots are allowed?
A.) Plastic alpine ski boots only will be allowed for participation in the ski boot run. Specialized backcountry, Nordic, snowboard or other boots will result in immediate disqualification.
Q.) Will equipment be provided?
A.) Yes, Ski n' See will supply a limited number of ski boots for competitors unable to provide their own equipment.
For media information, contact Ski Utah Director of Communications Jessica Kunzer at 801.433.2016 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos from last year's event attached and available.
For media information relating to the Salt Lake City Farmers Market or Downtown Alliance, please contact Nick Como at 801.333.1105 or email@example.com.