Please read this note from the Noque race meeting held last night. We created
this to provide awareness to the cold temperature situation.
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From: Pamela Christensen <pamraec@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:pamraec@xxxxxxxxx>>
Date: January 24, 2019 at 06:26:21 EST
To: dlthomas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:dlthomas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Barb Rolling
<bjkettlekorn@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:bjkettlekorn@xxxxxxxxx>>, Jason Rolling
<rollingxc@xxxxxxxx<mailto:rollingxc@xxxxxxxx>>, Nikki Dewald
<noquemanoninfo@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:noquemanoninfo@xxxxxxxxx>>, Bob Hendrickson
<ginccdirector@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:ginccdirector@xxxxxxxxx>>, Neil Lynch
stclauramac@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:stclauramac@xxxxxxxxx>, Lynn Moon
moschmid@xxxxxxx<mailto:moschmid@xxxxxxx>, Robert Anderson
<rcanderson1148@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:rcanderson1148@xxxxxxxxx>>, Dan Boyle
<dboyle@xxxxxxxx<mailto:dboyle@xxxxxxxx>>, Jim Grundstrom
Subject: Aid Station Update
Aid Station Coordinators,
We know it will be cold this weekend for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. AT this
time, all plans are to hold the race as scheduled. The Race Director Jason
Rolling and Race Committee are keeping an eye on the weather. If the race
needs to be changed due to weather, the changes will affect the 50K (long race)
which may be delayed ONE HOUR. The decision to delay the race by one hour will
be made by Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. We will notify you one way
or the other as to if the race will be run as scheduled or if the 50K will be
delayed by one hour.
Hypothermia and frostbite may be more of an issue this year. I will have
frostbite and hypothermia warning signs information sheets in your Aid Station
totes. Please review these with your volunteers prior to the race and be
vigilant about watching skiers for these signs.
As the Aid Station coordinator, you do have the right to pull the bib of any
racer who you feel is skiing under health conditions that make him/her a danger
to himself or herself or other racers. This is a difficult decision, but we
would rather be safe than sorry. When you pull a bib, please alert the HAM
operator and the medical team at your aid station. The racer cannot continue
the race and must leave the course. Call me or have the HAMS contact the Dome
Base Station, and we will arrange for extraction of the racer. Likewise, if
someone is in distress, and wants to or needs to leave the race, let the HAMS
know immediately. We will work with race officials, medical and first
responders to get the racer off of the course.
We are lucky that most of our aid stations have medical professionals in their
ranks. In addition, all aid stations will have Ski Patrol, emergency
responders and/or medical assistance at each station. If you are unsure of a
racer's condition or are concerned about their health, please consult with one
of the medical team at your Aid Station. Each station should have a medical
team with an AED and oxygen. In addition, our HAM radio operators-at each aid
station-can alert the Race Officials and medical team to any issues along the
Because of the extreme cold for this year's race, please do not leave your Aid
Station until the sweep comes through on snowmobile. The sweep will give you
the all clear to leave. We don't want to leave any skier on the course without
Aid Station support.
We know that your volunteers are going above and beyond this year. We
appreciate their dedication and want you all to know that the race officials
and skiers appreciate all they are doing to make this race a safe and
I can be reached at (906) 869-4617 if you need me or have any questions.
Thanks for helping with the race this year.