The annual ASPA skijor race on the UAF West Ridge trails will take place on Sunday, February 17 at 11:00AM. This is a very rare opportunity to skijor on some of the best maintained ski trails in Fairbanks.
This year we will again be offering a “No Whiz” option which is a slightly gentler and shorter course that omits the somewhat daunting Big Whizzy.
Race distances are a hair over 3 miles (“No Whiz”,) 4.5 miles or 9 miles. Racers can compete in a one, two or three dog class. As always, beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Registration: 10-10:30AM in the Ski Hut next to the IARC building. Race meeting will be at 10:40AM. Race starts at 11:00AM. No dogs in or around the Ski Hut, please. Stage your teams and park in the lot behind IARC.
Race Fees: $10 if you pre-register by 5:00PM Friday, February 15, $15 on race day. To pre-register, email Kathleen Boyle, firstname.lastname@example.org. Half of the entry fees will be donated to the UAF trails club.
If the temperature at the Fairbanks airport is below -15 at 9:00 on race day, the race will be canceled. Please call the hotline 907-45-SKIJOR or 907-457-5456 for updates.
Please be sure to clean up after your animals so we can continue using this venue in the future. And remember, NO DOGS ON THE UAF TRAILS IN THE WINTER!!
The map below shows some of the finish details (click for a larger image):