The Bergkönig was created to support locally raised elite nordic ski racers by Maria Stuber and Bryan Cook . This year, it is being put on by local Waukesha athlete, Felicia Gesior, in conjunction with the Peak Nordic Ski team. Felicia is a Peak Nordic Alumni who represented the USA in the 2019 Beijing City Sprint, 2018 OPA Trip and 2016 U23 World Championships. While now retired from professional racing, Felicia continues to hold the race to add to the fund for future generations.
Peak Nordic is a Southeastern Wisconsin-based, non-profit organization that is working to get local kids competitively involved in cross country skiing. Peak Nordic has programs for Elementary School, Middle School, and High School athletes, with their training based out of Lapham Peak State Park.
Proceeds from the event will be deposited into the Peak Scholarship Fund. The Peak Scholarship Fund is managed by the Peak Nordic Board to provide financial assistance to Peak Nordic Ski Club participants, alumni, and coaches in ski-related training, education, travel, and/or race events.
Event details and schedule
November 11th, 2022
-11:59 pm Deadline for Online Registration
November 12th, 2022
-8:30 am -9:30 am Onsite Registration/Bib Pick Up
-9:30 am Start Kids Trail Run
-10:00 am Start 5K Trail Run/Walk
-10:05 am Start 10K Trail Run
-10 minutes after the last finisher- Awards and Prize Drawings
5K or 10K Trail Run/Walk/Nordic Walk - This exciting event at Lapham Peak State Park in Delafield, Wisconsin will be run from the Evergreen Shelter to the top of the Lapham Peak tower and back down. Bergkönig means, “Mountain King,” in German. For those of you who are not familiar with the park, the course involves numerous hill climbs, technical sections, and flights of stairs. The race should be very challenging for the veteran trail racer, yet fun and exciting for the recreational trail runner.
A water/food station will be available at the top of the course and at the finish line for all races.
Refreshments will be available to all (while supplies last) following the run.
There will be a free prize drawing for all participants with great prizes from our generous sponsors.
PARK FEE: Normal day pass or yearly pass requirements apply on race day. Visit Lapham Peak State Park website for more information.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
The following rules and regulations must be followed by all participants: -obey race officials; yield to emergency personnel and vehicles -running strollers/wagons allowed in the WALK ONLY -no bicycles, pets -no race category changes will be made after November 11th, 2022 -participation in an incorrect race portion will result in an unrecorded time
*First place male and female in 5K and 10K categories will be awarded a prize.
*All age group winners will receive an age winner prize.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS TITLE SPONSOR:
Bicycle Doctors Nordic Ski Shop
All your support is greatly appreciated!