The Skiathon happens on Sunday, March 10! Come on out for this fun classic race/tour of the University of Alaska Fairbanks ski trails!
The original Skiathon followed the Skarland 12 mile trail and was THE big ski event of the spring from 1967 to 1977. Once subdivision roads went in, it became too difficult to shovel snow for road crossings. In 2002, Susan Todd and Stan Justice revived the event but eliminated all the road crossings by using almost all the UAF ski trails.
Skiers use classic diagonal stride technique (no skating). There is a wood ski division. All profits go to support the UAF trail system, so come have fun while raising money for the UAF trails. Finishers receive a Skiathon Patch.
Distance: 20 kilometers
Date: Sunday March 10, 2019
Bib Pick-up: 10 AM in the UAF Ski Hut
Start: 11 AM – Practice Area
Cost: $15 (Before noon March 9) Late Registration: $40
Register: At Beaver Sports or by mail
For more course maps and to get registration forms see: http://uaftrailsclub.weebly.com/