Skinnyski Series Slims Registration to One Online Source

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The Minnesota Skinnyski Series, a seven-course cross country ski event in January and February 2011, is collaborating with ZapEvent, provider of online registration software, to collect event registrations for its entire ski series. Participants may now register for all seven races at one location online.

The Minnesota Skinnyski Series (MSSS) is combining online registration for seven different nordic ski races into one source using The races extend from the headwaters of the Mississippi to Uptown in Minneapolis. Instead of registering for all of the races at different times or places, participants can now register for the entire series at one place online.

For a limited time, MSSS Event Directors are organizing their once separate registration and reporting processes into a single online registration destination. Consolidating varying events into one registration system presents several advantages to race directors and their participants. Race directors become exposed to more participants while reducing the associated administrative work and cost. Participants may sign up for the series in one location at one time with no searching, printing, mailing or registration handling fees.

“This new methodology developed by ZapEvent for MSSS delivers a much more innovative system that is less expensive and more efficient for both the athlete and the event director,” stated John Lavelle, MSSS Special Projects.

“Encouraging participants to commit to more than one event is a challenge. Offering an online event series signup through ZapEvent simplifies the registration process for MSSS participants and encourages them to experience more than their local event. The availability of online registration for series will ideally lead to an increase in numbers for the events within that series,” said Jeff Wedren, President of ZapEvent.

About ZapEvent provides a reliable, safe, and flexible set of online registration tools that create a more pleasant and easy-to-use process for both event directors and their customers. Hundreds of organizations rely on ZapEvent's online registration management services to oversee the data and transactions for their event registrations, donations, membership dues, and conference fees. More information at

For more information, contact Kris Mielke, Client Services at (612) 548-5648 or kris.mielke (at) zapevent (dot) com

About Minnesota Skinnyski Series
The Minnesota Skinnyski Series is a leading citizen skier series in the U.S. Males and females of different ages compete for grand prize trips to ski in Iceland’s Fossavatn Ski Marathon. This year’s series includes Twin Cities Championships 25k pursuit, (January 1 & 2), Boulder Lake Ski Race 31k (January 16), Mayor’s Challenge 15k classical (January 23), Nordic Spirit 25k classical (January 30), City of Lakes Loppet 33k skate (February 6), Mora Vasaloppet 35k skate, and Minnesota Finlandia 25k continuous pursuit. (February 19) More details available at

For more information, contact Marc Beitz, Series Director at (612) 226-8145 or marcbeitz (at) gmail (dot) com


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