Friday, February 05, 2010

Ski for Scholarship: Mathias J. Bartels Community Nordic Ski Race 2010

The 3rd annual Mathias Jessup Bartels benefit cross-country ski race and tour will be held on Sunday, February 14th, at 12:00 PM at Mt. Greylock Regional High School. In the event of limited snow coverage at Mt. Greylock, check for race updates.

The event will feature a 5km classical race, a 2km race for beginners, and a lollipop race for young kids. Skiers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Prizes will be awarded to overall and age category winners. A $15.00 donation is requested at day of race registration. All proceeds benefit the Mathias Jessup Bartels Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks can be made out to: Mt. Greylock Regional High School - M.J. Bartels Scholarship Fund.

Mathias was an outstanding young man - a scholar, athlete, and leader of his class. He was a high school junior and standout member of the Mt. Greylock Nordic Ski Team when he died in his sleep on January 31, 2004 of sudden cardiac arrest due to a heart arrhythmia of unknown cause. The Mathias Jessup Bartels Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who exhibits the integrity, kindness, and commitment to excellence shown by Mathias. 

For more information, please email Hilary at or Matt at


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