#25KinMay was designed to bring skiers together when they couldn’t be. After three years it has morphed into an inspiration to get out and start the training year, and enjoy the activity of rollerskiing. Since the spring of 2020 over 400 skiers have officially logged over 22,000km of activity — but participation runs deeper and perhaps the most fun is seeing people having fun sharing their early adventures. During this time NENSA has created more robust year round programming — seeing rollerskiers on the road in New England is becoming more common and we are proud of helping build that culture.
2022 saw participants from nine states and perhaps the “most epic” entry was from Emily Follet of Maine who skied up to the legendary Holmenkollbakken (Holmenkol Ski Jump) in Norway. Many skiers linked up with old friends or new and we had some big group skis.
Officially in the “Keeping up with Beckwith” category we had five skiers that covered over 250 kilometers. Huge props to: Erin Mahon-Moore, Scott Edwards, Fred Call, Bob Witkowski and Jay Hole. We hope we see you at one of the three hill climbs during this summers rollerski races to put all that base fitness to work!
Fresh NENSA Trucker Hats:
Speedy Repeater – Tait Harvey, NonStop Nordic
Rockstar – Emily Follet, Greely High School
KUWB – Fred Call, Bethel Outing Club
BKL/My Own Pace – Scott Betournay, St. Paul’s School
BivoDuo Waterbottle – courtesy of Pastimes:
– Ava Rothe, Blackwater/Hopkinton
– Scott Edwards, @charitymiles
– Katie Hill, Mansfield Nordic Club
– Anna Balcerak, Buffalo, NY (Polish Ski Club – TNB Wesola)
– Viera Proulx, Freedom Trails Nordic
Swix Drink Belt:
– Jeff Dusek, Freedom Trails Nordic
– Mack Greenberg, GMVS
NENSA will contact participants with prize delivery and thank you note.
Our rollerski programs continue to grow and we love offering more ways to better support and engage skiers of all skill and experience levels. Stay tuned for our upcoming Rollerski Race Series release coming mid-June and be sure to check out our Learn to Rollerski page which we will be updating with opportunities as we finalize the summer schedule.
You can also look forward to the Roy-llerski, a memorial rollerski event for Roy Varney of Maine in July.