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Crescent Lake, OR
January 17, 2011

The 2nd annual SportHill Crescent Lake Challenge 14.1 mile cross country ski race around Crescent Lake race was held Sunday, January 16. Bend skiers dominated the standing but much of the Willamette valley was represented as well as skiers from as far away as Vancouver, Canada. Ages ranged from Wally Ceccanese of Eugene, 11, up to Reider Peterson of Bend, 71. Race director Jim Hill summed it up by saying: “It was wet but really fun, and fast.” The men’s overall winners, both for a second year in a row, were Eric Martin of Bend who set a course record of 1:00:57 and Sarah Max of
Bend who set a women’s course record of 1:11:23.

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Eugene, Oregon

December 14, 2008

SportHill, Inc, a Eugene, Oregon based performance sports apparel company, announced today their sponsorship and support of the Crescent Lake Challenge, a 22 kilometer citizen ski tour and race circling scenic Crescent Lake, in the central Oregon Cascades on January 17th. Jim Hill, President, of SportHill and acting as the race director for the first year, believes it’s the first ski race that’s ever been held around the lake. “It’s a beautiful location that my wife and I have been skiing around for years. The rolling terrain is ideal for a ski tour and race. The idea came to us last year and we hope to attract skiers of all abilities from throughout the Northwest. Our plan is to make it a yearly event.” Prize money is being offered for the top three male and female skiers and age group prizes and random drawing prizes will be given. Grooming and support is being provided by the Walker Rim Riders Snowmobile Club. Food and reduced cost lodging is being provided by Crescent Lake Resort. A portion of the proceeds will go towards future grooming and to benefit area High School cross country skiing. Complete details and sign up can be found at or by contacting Mr. Hill at 800-622-8444.