OK guys, it is cold! But we have a compromise. The trails are marked. Jason says we can have access to the trails. Let’s do this – NO RACE. BUT – if you would like to skijor the trail, please come to the ski hut between 10:30 and 11:30. Pay Kathleen $10. Get a bib so other trail users know you are out there legitimately. Ski the race route that I marked to your heart’s content (we will not have the extravagant pin flags blocking the other trails, but stay on the marked course with the arrows.) Start at the usual start line on the powerline below the ski hut. Get as cold as you want. Be OFF the trail by 12:15. Turn in your bib. If you are an amazing human being, stick around and help clean up the poop on the trail and pick up the course markers at 12:30. Sound like a plan?
The annual ASPA skijor race on the UAF West Ridge trails will take place on Sunday, February 16 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 one mile, 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! Check out the course description. (click on “course description” for the link.)
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, email@example.com. 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 check the club Facebook page or website, www.alaskaskijoring.org for any last minute details.
As always, we need people to help with the race! If you would be willing to time, handle, or help with registration, please let Sara, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen, email@example.com know. Our ability to make this race go smoothly depends on having at least two volunteer timers and two dedicated start line handlers. (Not including Sara and Kathleen!)
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!!
See you all on February 16th!
Alaska Skijor & Pulk Association
Fun Run #3
Sunday, December 15, 2019
At the Alaska Dog Musher’s Association (ADMA) Hall on Farmers Loop
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Registration
12 noon First Starter
4.0 miles 2-dog
4.0 miles 1-dog
4.8 miles 2-dog
4.8 miles 1-dog
Come on out and try a different trail!
$10 for members and $15 for non-members
Questions: e-mail Scott Jerome firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-season skijoring fun run Sunday Dec 1 at Creamer’s Field. Registration at 11:15-11:45 am race begins at 12. Members $10, non-members $15, we will be taking new memberships for the season. We are offering 3.6 and 6.2 mile courses as well as 1.5 mile course. Keep in mind ASPA is still working on placing our winter signs and gathering prizes from our sponsors. Please bear with us for our first race of the season! Registration will be outside of the farm house. Call or message Nina Ruckhaus or Kailyn Davis for questions. 907 590 6016.
Sunday September 29th on the flood control area in North Pole.
All classes will run on the 2.5 mile course which runs in a loop. The start and finish are on separate sides, so there will be no head on passing.
Beginners are welcome!
-1 or two dog bikejoring
-1 or two dog scootering
– cart – up to 6 dogs
We will have awards and drawing for prizes afterwards.
PARKING and Meetup:
This is a Google map link for the parking area. It is NOT located at Chena Lakes, but is just a few miles further down the highway at Moose Creek Bluff.
*Helmets are required, safety glasses recomended
For questions call Nina Ruckhaus 9075906016 or email registrations to email@example.com