Registration for the first race in the Frank Soos Memorial Distance Series, the Gundeloppet, is open.

The Gundeloppet begins Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in the Birch Hill Ski Stadium. Skiers can choose between a 7.5Km race and a 15Km race. For the 2023-24 season, this race will be held in classic technique.

The 15Km race follows much of the course used in the 1984 FIS Men’s World Cup race at Birch Hill which was won by Gunde Svan of Sweden.

Registration fees through 11:59:59 p.m. Thursday December 7 are $15 for NSCF members and $20 for non-members. Entry fees on Friday and Saturday (race day) are $20 and $25, respectively. You may register right through race morning.

Bib pickup will take place in Rikke’s Roadhouse, the small log cabin to the north of the Timing Building, beginning around 9:45 a.m.

Find out more, including how to register here.
https://www.nscfairbanks.org/programs/races/distance-series/distance-series-1/

Photo from 2022 Distance Series race by Eric Engman