Athabaskan: Sonot (pronounced “SAW NOT”, “springtime”) Kkaazoot (“to slide your feet across the snow”)
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Again this year: four events with three staggered starts:
50 km (classical technique), Mass start at 9:30 a.m.
50 km freestyle, Mass start at 10:00 a.m.
40 km freestyle, Mass start at 10:00 a.m. (omits comp, black hole, N40, blue, & outhouse loops at Birch Hill)
20 km freestyle, Mass start at 10:30 a.m. (Chena River only)
All events start and finish downtown on the Chena River at the Centennial Bridge
Feed stations hosted by local ski teams and groups: Every 5-6 km beginning at 10 a.m.
River Breakup: If the Chena River is deemed unsafe, we will start all events at Birch Hill at 10:30 a.m.
Awards Ceremony: 6:00 p.m. at Birch Hill Ski Center. Soups, breads, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to feed 10 hungry people.
Secure online registration for the Sonot Kkaazoot on the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks website is now available on the Register tab at the top of this site.
Entry fees (no refunds–the Sonot Kkaazoot has never been cancelled)
Early registration (must be received by 5 p.m. A.S.T. on 26 February 2016):
20 km event: $15 for skiers 16 or younger on race day; $30 for those 17 or older
40 km and 50 km events: $40
Second deadline (must be received by 5 p.m. A.D.T. on 18 March 2016):
20 km events: $25 for skiers 16 or younger; $40 for those 17 or older
40 km and 50 km events: $50
Late Registration and bib pick-up (must be received by 7 p.m. on 24 March 2015):
5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, 24 March 2016 at the Doyon, Limited, Headquarters, 1 Doyon Place, downtown Fairbanks
20 km events: $35 for skiers 16 or younger; $50 for those 17 or older
40 km and 50 km events: $60
IMPORTANT: Bib pick-up is the last opportunity to change event and/or distance you are entering without paying race day fee.
Day of Race bib pick-up and registration: 8 to 9 a.m. on 26 March 2016:
20 km events: $55 for skiers 16 or younger; $70 for those 17 or older
40 km and 50 km events: $80
Photo of the 2015 start by Chris Hemming
Banner photo courtesy of Retrospection Image.