Book Across the Bay


IMPORTANT NOTES: for 2016 Book Across the Bay participants


  • Race-day registration and bag pickup will be held in Washburn at the tent at Thompson’s West End Park from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Shuttle buses will run all afternoon from Washburn to the start area in Ashland at Maslowski Park. A big heated tent will be set up at Maslowski Park and activities will be going on there all day, including ski waxing by CANSKI.
  • Due to course conditions at the start and along the first part of the course, we are going to have a staggered or “wave” start to ease congestion. There will be 400 people per wave, and your wave will correspond with your bib number. For instance, Wave 1 will be bibs #1-#400; Wave 2 will be bibs #401-#800; Wave 3 will be bibs #801-#1200; and so on. Your wave number will also be marked on your bib. The first wave leaves at 6:00 p.m. and subsequent waves will leave on 5-minute intervals. Our announcer and other volunteers at the start area will help coordinate the start.
  • Wave 1 will be reserved for serious racers and elite skiers and snowshoers. If you think you will finish the 10K course in 45 minutes or less, please request a placement in Wave 1. Volunteers will be on hand at the registration tent to assist you.
  • If you are traveling to the Chequamegon Bay area to participate in Book Across the Bay, we welcome you! Have a safe trip and a great day on Saturday.
t-shirt Congratulations to Anna Erickson, 15, a student at Ashland High School, for creating this year’s winning t-shirt art!


Book Across the Bay, PO Box 307, Ashland, WI 54806

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