The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is pleased to announce the fourth and final race in the 28th Annual KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series, the  Interior Women’s Health Ski-Cross, will be held Saturday, January 28, at 11:00am at the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area. The KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series provides a competitive forum for skiers of all ages beginning with pre-schoolers.  Over 150 entries are anticipated.

Racing begins at 11:00am in free technique with all classes racing in ski-cross format. Distances will be: 1000m for high school and adult skiers, 800m for Grade 7-8, 600m for Grade 5-6, 600m for Grades 3-4 and 300m for Grades K-1-2. This race will serve as a Region VI high school competition, with skiers from Lathrop HS, West Valley HS, North Pole HS and Hutchison HS competing in both boys’ and girls’ classes.  The competition will start with the older skiers on the longer courses, then move through progressively shorter distances for the younger classes.  The last group to start will be the K-1-2 skiers, tentatively around 1:30PM-2PM.  Watch on Friday for complete information.

Entry is free for all students from Kindergarten through high school. School students who are part of a school or club team or program should be entered through their school club or team.  All school-aged skiers must be entered in each race in the series during the week leading up to the race. Individual students who are not part of a program, and adults, can enter online at

The entry fee for adults is $10 for members of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, and $15 for non-members.  Race entries close at 5:00pm Wednesday, January 25.  There will be no late entries or race day entries.

All elementary finishers receive a ribbon recognizing their achievement. Elementary, junior high, and high school-aged competitors who have finished three or more of the races in the series will receive a free, commemorative t-shirt after the conclusion of the series.

For further information on the KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series call Race Director Jesse Wilkins at 715-560-0974, or contact them via e-mail at Any public or private school ski programs, or home school families in the area who would like to participate but who have not received materials should also contact Jesse Wilkins at the above contact points, and request that materials be sent to them.

KINROSS Fort Knox is in their tenth season as the series sponsor. Interior Women’s Health, a new sponsor this season, is the presenting sponsor for this event. The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks also receives support from Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.