The Russ Haggett Memorial Race is sponsored by Down East Ski Club and Shawnee Peak. All net term proceeds go to Russ Haggett Memorial Scholarship for two Lake Region High School Seniors. Registration fee $15 per person – t-shirts for the first 75 registrants.
Russ Haggett, a 2003 inductee to the Ski Maine Hall of Fame, was Pleasant Mountain’s (currently known as Shawnee Peak) most prolific general manager throughout the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. His dedication to the mountain and its skiers is legendary. Haggett’s vision and ambition made Pleasant Mountain into a true winter destination, thus improving the Lakes Region winter economy forever. The Russ Haggett Memorial Race is a family-fun race, for Skiers and Snowboarders of all ages and ability, and a great opportunity for beginners to expereince downhill ski racing. His commitment to the children of Bridgton is evident in the scores of families that grew up skiing at Pleasant Mountain and now teach their own children to ski at Shawnee Peak. This dedication to affordable skiing for all was summed up at the 2003 Induction Ceremony for the Ski Maine Hall of Fame.”Russ Haggett is honored for introducing the joy of skiing to many Mainers, ” said Dave Irons, Maine Ski Hall of Fame chairman at the induction ceremony. “Russ made sure that kids in Bridgton that couldn’t afford to ski, got to ski.”
Also Register between 8:30am-10:30am in the Shawnee Peak baselodge.
Race day registration 8:30am-10:30am. Race fee $15. Race 11am – 1:00pm. Door prizes and awards will be handed out at 1:30pm.
For more information call Shawnee Peak at 207-647-8444
Bib Drawing Prizes Donated By:
Eastern Mountain Sports
The North Face
Gorham Bike & Ski
Golf & Ski Warehouse
Play It Again Sports
Allspeed Cyclery & Snow