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  • Paralympic Nordic Skiing World Championships heading to Telemark
    Next month, Telemark Resort will host the International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Championships, bringing hundreds of elite athletes and spectators back to Cable, Wisconsin. 
  • Blizzard of donations sought for Lapham Peak snowmaking efforts
    The Lapham Peak Friends are working to raise at least $30,000 by the end of the year to improve the system that has produced snow for eight years. 
  • Registration now open for new Milwaukee marathon in November 2015
    Early registration is now open for the new Milwaukee Running Festival, with a 5K, half marathon and marathon scheduled to be run through the city on November 1, 2015. 
  • Warming to McMiller again
    The new 30-foot by 40-foot building near the McMiller Sports Center, south of Eagle, Wisconsin, is modeled after a similar shelter opened in 2012 on the Zillmer Trails in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It’s scheduled to open in time for the 2014-2015 ski season. 
  • Lapham Peak hosting new fat bike race series
    The Lapham Peak Fat Bike Race Series, on the trails in the Town of Delafield, Wisconsin, is the latest addition to the expanding race calendar throughout the Midwest. 
  • The Fire Up Your Feet Challenge
    By tracking their physical activity – from visits to pumpkin farms, walks to school and yard work – the students at Parkside School for the Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earned $1,300 and bragging rights in the Fire Up Your Feet Challenge. 
  • 'Bunk house' planned to honor late ultra runner
    The runners who followed Tom Bunk’s path on the trails in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest have mapped a course to create a permanent memorial to their mentor and guide for ultra pursuits. 
  • New Milwaukee marathon wins preliminary approval
    The effort to create a large-scale marathon within the City of Milwaukee moved off the starting line this week, with a preliminary go-ahead from a Common Council Committee. 
  • Pay to play again
    Nearly half of the injured athletes seeking physical therapy at Body Mechanics now pay their bills directly, and skip the challenges of working through their health insurance company. 
  • American Birkebeiner aims to buy land, improve trail through capital campaign
    The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has launched the first capital campaign in the history of the iconic race, and will seek $2.3 million to buy land for a permanent start area, improve the extensive trails and add an outdoor recreation center. 
  • With 12 bicyclists killed on Wisconsin roads in 2012, the state’s fatality total ranked 19th in the nation. Such numbers provide a simple way to compare the number of bicyclist fatalities in each state, but fall short of providing a fatality rate based on the number of cyclists. Surveys, for example, put the number of cyclists in Wisconsin at roughly 2.5 million. 
  • Birkie registration closing
    Registration for the American Birkebeiner ski race and its shorter companion, the Kortelopet, will close at 11:59 p.m. today, Thursday, October 23, with 10,500 skiers in the field for the iconic event on February 21, 2015. 
  • U.S. Triathon Age Group Championship to three-peat in Milwaukee
    USA Triathlon set August 8 and 9 as the dates for the 2015 Age Group National Championships to return to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a third straight year. 
  • Sixty miles with a little help from her friends

    Nikki Cahen put in a 60-mile effort that raised more than $3,600 for MS Run the US on Sunday, October 12. Friends, about 30 of them, proved to be her best fuel source.

     
  • A weekend of cyclocross in Wisconsin

    Silent Sports scribes Tom Held and Joel Patenaude each put their aging bodies on the line at cyclocross races this weekend in Verona and Grafton, Wisconsin.

     
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