Town Race Series returns to PCMR |

Town Race Series returns to PCMR

Thomas Connor races around the final gate of the Eagle Race Arena course at Park City Mountain Resort on Wednesday evening. Adam Spencer/The Park Record

The Town Race Series, held at the Eagle Race Arena at Park City Mountain Resort, started off with a bang this year.

Kicking off the first race of the season on Wednesday afternoon was a battle of two former Olympians A.J. Kitt and Heidi Voelker.

Though the first race had star power, race director Jesse Hunt said racers shouldn’t be intimidated there are plenty of competitive categories for skiers of all levels.

"We had about 120 racers come out," Hunt said. "We ran from 3 until 6 o’clock under the lights. It was fun to see [Kitt and Voelker] out there, but following that up, we had a number of different ages out there."

For the next race, Hunt said he’d like to see even more racers take to the hill.

"We didn’t have enough women to fill some of the categories," he said. "We’d love to get more women out here competing."

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Sponsored by Cole Sport, The Corner Store, Pig Pen and The Boneyard, the Town Race Series is in its fourth season at PCMR. Hunt said the previous years’ races have been so successful, there hasn’t been much changed for 2014.

"It’s pretty much the same format," he said. "The prizes are a little different, but we still have T-shirts, awards and raffle items at the awards parties."

Hunt thinks the fun, yet competitive, atmosphere helps the event draw racers of all backgrounds and skill levels.

"It’s just the energy of it," he said. "The people who go out there, they love it. They’re into it. The thrill of racing gives them a charge and they keep returning. It’s just fun to see people challenge themselves."

The next Town Race will take place on Feb. 12, also at the Eagle Race Arena at PCMR.

Town Race Series

Race Schedule

  • Feb. 12 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 26 3 to 6 p.m.
  • March 12 3 to 6 p.m.


  • $20 per race or $75 for a team of four racers