Kinder Kup races return to Heavenly this Sunday |

Kinder Kup races return to Heavenly this Sunday

Provided to the TribuneA parent helps a participant in the 2007 Kinder Kup race series down the slope. The eighth annual race hosted by the Heavenly Ski Foundation will take place Sunday on Heavenly's World Cup run.

The eighth annual Kinder Kup race series, hosted by the Heavenly Ski Foundation, will take place Sunday for skiers and snowboarders ages 6 and younger.

Participants do not need any prior gate racing experience or belong to a team. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to come out and try racing. They can be helped down the course by a parent if they do not know how to stop or turn.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. the day of the race, at the base of World Cup run, next to the California base tram. Advance registration is encouraged. For details, call the foundation office at (530) 541-7354. The cost of $20 includes child lift tickets for the World Cup chair only and a skier/snowboarder medal. Parents must have a season pass or purchase a lift ticket to ride the World Cup chair.

Racers can take one or two practice runs starting at 9 a.m., and racing will begin at 10 a.m. Arrive early to check in. Two timed runs will be combined to determine placing, and awards will be given to every entrant.

The Kinder Kup barbecue is $7 and includes a hot dog or hamburger, chips and a beverage. Baked goodies will be available as well.

For more information, contact the Heavenly Ski Foundation at (530) 541-7354. The next Kinder Kup races will be Feb. 3 and March 16. Come watch and cheer on the future Olympians as they race down World Cup.

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