Bend, Oregon - Organizers of the Subaru Race and Ace announced they are expanding to a total of three northwest events for the 2006 season. In addition to Central Oregon, North America’s premier golf and ski competition will host events in both Washington and Idaho.
Race and Ace attracts competitors from across the country as they ski or snowboard a giant slalom course in the morning and golf 18 holes in the afternoon. The one-day event includes three divisions of competition: elite individual, two-person teams, and four-person teams.
The Subaru Race and Ace has been hugely popular since its 2003 inaugural season, with the field of competitors more than quadrupling over three years. Race and Ace Founder and President Doug Fish has received inquiries from several ski and golf resorts interested in hosting an event.
"It's been exciting, but we really want to focus on strategic growth and that means building quality partnerships with the top resorts in a market," Said Fish. "Fortunately, we have been able to accomplish this in both Washington and Idaho."
This year, The Race and Ace TV show will consist of three half hour segments, one for each northwest event. In addition to local coverage, the shows will air on Fox Sports Northwest in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska to over 4 million households.
The deadline for entry in the Subaru Race and Ace is two weeks prior to each event. The early registration fee of $229 per person ends one month prior to each event and includes skiing and golf, a Friday evening pre-event registration and cocktail reception, participant gift bag and an awards dinner following the competition. For online registration or additional information, visit www.raceandace.com.
April 1st: Skiing at Snoqualmie, WA and Golf at Newcastle's Coal Creek Course
May 6th: Skiing at Mt. Bachelor, OR and Golf at Sunriver Resort's Meadows Course
May 20th: Skiing and Golf at Tamarack, ID