Come celebrate sun and temperature inversions at the Wednesday Night Race on February 26! As part of the celebration this race will have a silly hat theme!

We can’t seem to shake this winter’s cold snaps for very long, but the sun is making a difference and Birch Hill Recreation Area is in the hills. So despite this most recent cold snap the high for the hills on Wednesday is forecast to be well above zero! So, grab your skis, your friends, your sense of fun and come out for a fun race. And bring your silly hat to race in! (Rumor has it that there may even be some homemade cookies for the racers!)

WHAT: Wednesday Night Race, an all ages & all abilities ski race. This family-friendly event is a great way to get to know your ski club, test your skills on the trails, and have a little fun. Race courses are usually about 2.5 kilometers. Racers can do one or two laps.

WHEN: February 26, race day registration is on-site beginning at 5:45pm. Races start at 6:30pm. Races will be rescheduled if temperatures are -5 F or colder.

WHERE: Birch Hill Recreation Area, Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails.

HOW MUCH: Fee is $5 for one-time entry or $25 for the season.

See our WNR page for more information: The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of cross country skiing. For more information visit us at