Races

To get to the page for any particular race, just move your cursor to the blue menu at the top of this page, then hover the cursor over the name of the race you are looking for, then click on the race you want.  Or, you can use the handy links below to get information on any particular race.

The NSCF Competition Events Program

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Competition Events program oversees all the competitive events that take place at Birch Hill and/or under the auspices of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks.  The NSCF’s race organization and race crew are recognized around the US (and even in Canada) as one of the best of its kind.  In addition to organizing a broad spectrum of events designed to meet the needs of local skiers and racers, the NSCF has also organized a number of national and international events over the 50+ year history of the club, including

  • International Ski Federation World Cup – (Men) 1984
  • US National Distance Championships/SuperTour Finals – 2008, 2009, 2017
  • US Junior National Championships – 1977, 1995, 2003, 2013, 2023 (planned)
  • Arctic Winter Games – 1982, 1988, 2014
  • ASAA State High School Cross Country Championships – 2002-2004, 2008-2011, 2018-2019, 2022

The club has also conducted nearly 100 events in the Town Race Series, which began in the winter of 1995-1996, and more than 60 events in the Distance Series, the first year of which was 1997-1998.

The Turkey Day Relays is one of the oldest continuously held ski events in Alaska and the Northwest, having first been held in November 1965.  The Skiathon, held on the UAF trails is almost as old at the Turkey Day Relays.  The Sonot Kkaazoot, Fairbanks’ spring ski marathon, was first held in 1988.

The success of the race program is due entirely to the hard work and generosity of the race crew volunteers who are responsible for making the races happen.  Without the volunteers, there would be no races.

Kinross Fort Knox Town Race Series

  VIRTUAL RACE – Town Series #1 – Choices of Techniques – Sat-Sun1, November 21-22
Fairbanks Youth Sports Season Opener
  VIRTUAL RACE – Town Series #2 – Choice of Techniques – Fri-Sat-Sun, December 4-5-6
Fairbanks Youth Sports Sprint Festival
  Town Series #3 – Interval/Classic Technique – Saturday, January 23
Wedgewood Resort Classic
  Town Series #4 – Ski-Cross/Free Technique – Saturday, February 6
Ski-Cross

Distance Series

  VIRTUAL RACE – Distance Series #1 – Choice of  Techniques
Sat-Sun, December 12-13 – 15Km/7.5Km
 

VIRTUAL RACE – Distance Series #2 – Choice of Techniques

Saturday, January 17 – 20Km/10Km

  Distance Series #3 – Mass/Free Technique –
Sunday, February 7 – 30Km/10Km

Conoco Phillips Besh Cup

  Besh Cup #5 – Sprint Qualifier/Classic Technique – Saturday, January 30
  Besh Cup #6 – Interval Start/Free Technique – Sunday, January 31

Region VI Championships

  Mass Start/Free Technique – Friday, February 12
  Relays/Classic Technique – Saturday, February 13

ConocoPhillips ASAA Championships
Kincaid Park/Anchorage February 25-26-27

Next ASAA Championships in Fairbanks, February 24-25-26, 2022

  Interval Start
  Mass Start
  Relays/Cl+Cl+Fr+Fr Technique

Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot

  Mass Start/Free Technique 20Km/40Km/50Km
and Classic Technique 50Km – Saturday, March 27

Beaver Sports Turkey Day Relays

  Virtual Relay 1Km or 4Km
Race 9AM Friday, November 27 – 6PM Sunday November 29
CLICK HERE to register

Skiathon (UAF Trails)

  Mass/Classic Technique 20Km
Saturday, March (tbd)

Alaska Nordic Cup (UAF v. UAA)

Friday/Saturday – December 4-5
Saturday – Interval Start/Classic 5Km/10Km
Sunday – Interval Start/Free Technique 5Km/10Km

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  Information for the events below will be published when it becomes available

Candy Cane Romp

ConocoPhillips Winter Carnival

ConocoPhillips Interior Youth Festival

Wednesday Night Race Series

Ski for Women