Doug Hartnett and Mary O’Rourke were hoping that 200 people would show up to the first annual “Ski for Soren” race event at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center last January, but the response was overwhelming.
More than 400 people registered for the races, making the cross country ski event Bozeman’s largest on record, Hartnett said. It was organized to honor the life and legacy of Soren Hartnett — a Bozeman High School junior and a dedicated athlete who loved skiing and his teammates.
“He was an amazing kid. He was super competitive and very active academically. … He was a very outgoing kid. He would walk up to younger kids on the team and ask what they were doing and how it was going,” Hartnett said.