Virtual Race Series
2020 was the pandemic year, so this season the ASPA board put on a virtual race series that hearkened back to the days of the Race Across the Valley, with different races in various places around the Tanana Valley. But this year they were virtual.
Race #1: Creamer’s Field
Series introduction and course map for Race #1
Virtual race #1 saw a great turn out with many new faces with a total of 12 competitors with 3x as many females as males!
Race #2: Ski Boot Hill
Race description and course maps
Congrats to all that completed the new course in these cold weeks! Below is both the current race results as well as everyone’s updated series points.
Race #3: Creamer’s Field
We’re halfway through the virtual race series and so far there are 5 steadfast competitors that have managed to brave the snow and cold to complete all races so far! Details for the next race are being solidified and will be announced shortly!
Race #4: Isberg Trails
Here are the race 4 results that everyone has been waiting incredibly patiently for! Thankfully one of the participants pointed out to me today that I hadn’t actually posted it for everyone to view. As far as further races go they are still very much in the works for the remainder of the season but just temporarily on hold with the recent snowfall. Once we’ve dug ourselves out of the snow piles we’ll be back in business!
Final Virtual Race Results!
First off I’d like to thank all of the participants who came out this year despite all of the changes due to Covid! You guys made this year both successful and exciting. To any of you who provided feedback you have been heard and I encourage you to attend the annual membership meeting which will be announced in the upcoming weeks to share your thoughts on skijoring in the upcoming year.
Congrats to our division winners:
- Male 1 dog: Kevin Lumpkins with Nanook *Only participant in every race!
- Female 1 dog: Sara Datson
- Male 2 dog: Andrew Brooks
- Female 2 dog: Tricia Nelsen
The division winners will each receive a $25 giftcard to Cold Spot!
As a special thank you to all of the participants who have made this year special we have decided to award all others with a $10 gift card to Cold Spot as a participation prize. A separate e-mail to participants will provide guidance on picking up your prize.
Enjoy the summer with your pups and we look forward to the 2021-2022 season with everyone!