Local snowmobilers host fun runs Jan. 18, 25

STATESMAN STAFFJanuary 15, 2014 

The Cougar Mountain Snowmobile Fun Run is Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Wellington Snow Park in Smiths Ferry.

Registration from 9 a.m. to noon. Riders will leave between those times and then return by 3:30 p.m. for the drawings.

Snowmobilers will ride a 35-mile course on groomed trails and pick up chips with numbers that will be used to determine the winners in a raffle drawing. Entries are for $5 per person, and riders can buy multiple entries. Cash prizes and raffle and door prizes will be awarded to participants.

Amount available for cash prizes is determined by how many people enter. People can also buy raffle tickets and participate in the drawings even if they don't ride.

There will be chili, cheese and hot dogs for participants at the event. The park has a heated area indoors where people can relax while waiting for others to come back from their rides.

For details, Rob Workman, 870-0214, or Marvin Limbaugh, 412-0987.

BOISE SNOWMOBILE CLUB FUN RUN

The Boise Snowmobile Club will host its annual fun run at the Granite Creek parking area near Idaho City on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. and riders can leave at any time during the morning.

The route will be a 20-plus-mile course on groomed trails starting at Granite Creek and going up to the Thorn Creek Butte Lookout area. The route may be changed based on snow conditions.

Like the Cougar Mountain event, riders will pick chips at checkpoints, and numbers will be drawn to determine winners. Entries are $5 per rider, and they can buy more than one entry.

There will be $1,000 awarded in cash prizes, and also raffles for merchandise.

The drawing will be held at 3:30 at the community center in Idaho City.

Call Kenny Richey, 378-1456 or 559-1573, go to boisesnow.com or email kenny.richy@intgas.com.

More fun runs are planned by snowmobile clubs in Southwest and Central Idaho this winter.

For a full schedule of snowmobiling events, go to idahosnow.org and click on "Events."

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