Athabaskan: Sonot (pronounced “SAW NOT”, “springtime”) Kkaazoot (“to slide your feet across the snow”)
Saturday, March 25, 2017
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. (includes all of 50 km course except for Competition, Black Hole, North 40, Blue & Outhouse trails)
20 km freestyle, Mass start at 10:30 a.m. (Chena River only)
All events start and finish on the Chena River at the Centennial Bridge (downtown)
Feed stations hosted by local ski teams and groups: every 5 to 6 km beginning at 10:00 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, other tasty items, and drinks will be provided by Foundation Health Partners.
Secure online registration for the Sonot Kkaazoot on the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks website is available on the REGISTER tab at the top of this site.
Important note for foreign skiers: Because the 40 or 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot course traverses Fort Wainwright land, we need your passport numbers and issuing country to submit to Fort Wainwright before we can issue you a race bib. Thus, no foreign nationals will be allowed to enter the 40 or 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot on day of race.
Entry fees (no refunds–the Sonot Kkaazoot has never been cancelled)
Early registration (must be received by 5 p.m. A.S.T. on 24 February 2017):
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 17 March 2017):
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 23 March 2017:
5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, 23 March 2017 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 25 March 2017:
20 km events: $55 for skiers 16 or younger; $80 for those 17 or older
40 km and 50 km events: $90
Photo of the 2015 start by Chris Hemming
Banner photo courtesy of Retrospection Image.