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Book Across the Bay
February 17, 2024 – 6pm

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Looking for some FUN this weekend!

Usually…. a Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe Event ….The weather of 2024 has changed the event a little this year BUT it will still be a GREAT way to GET OUT AND ENJOY THE OUTDOORS!!

On February 17, Book Across the Bay will be a walking only, non-timed event combining both the Lake surface, just feet off shore, and the Ashland Lake Shore Walking Trail (this is still subject to change, check their Facebook Page for updates). The starting line will be on the ice immediately in front of the Hotel Chequamegon heading West until merging onto the walking trail. The trail winds its way along the shoreline and then re-enters the Bay just West of the Xcel power plant and runs several feet off-shore past Solstice Outdoors and to the turn-around point at Maslowski Beach, and then finishing at the Winter Fest Event Tent in the Marina parking lot.

Key Facts:
Registration & Official 2024 Race Bib pick- up will be at the festival tent near the Kreher Park boat landing, 200 Prentice Ave North, Ashland,  from 10am-5:30pm on Race Day.

The City of Ashland and Northland College presents Book Across the Bay Winter Fest!  
Two days – February 16 & 17:  Music, Food & Drink, Sledding Hill and Artisan Market.

  • Friday, February 16: 5:30-9pm Beer garden.  6-9pm Music by Low Hangin’ Fruit $5 cover charge unless you are a Book Across the Bay registrant or volunteer
  • Saturday. February 17: 10am-5pm: Book Across the Bay Registration; 10am-11pm: Artisan Market & Food Vendors; 11am-11pm: Beer Garden; 11am-4pm: Family Activities;  6:30pm-11pm: Music By Baba Fats & Champagne Glitter Train  $5 cover charge unless you are a Book Across the Bay registrant or volunteer
  • Saturday, February 17: Fireworks at 8pm!

2024 course is walking only. wear yaktrax, or the like, if possible.

Awards/Prizes will go to:

The first participant to cross with a single ski in hand will win the Ski Race Award!
The first participant to cross the finish line with a snowshoe will win the snowshoe category!
The first participant to cross the finish line barefoot will win the Coldest Feet Award! *You can wear shoes the entire route, and take them off for the final step across the Finish Line*
And a special prize this year for “Most Tropical Costume” to poke fun at the recent temps!

The Book Across the Bay team working on making this event as fun as festive and possible!
Join them for Chapter 27 BATB on Saturday, February 17th in Ashland!