With the 32nd annual Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot less than 5 weeks away, the Buetow Dental-Pangaea Health Distance Race #3 will be great test of your preparation. The freestyle race is a three lap course so you have 10 or 30 km options. The race starts at 11 a.m. and finishes in the Birch Hill Recreation Area stadium this Sunday.
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With the recent snows and winds, this will be a great opportunity to get a long workout in on spectacularly groomed trails.
Here’s the course as described by NSCF race director, John Estle:
Start goes up the Ramp, out Relay Alley, descend Outhouse, then turn left on
Upper House cutoff.
Turn onto Sunnyside, then turn back at Section Line cutoff and return to
Outhouse on Sunnyside
Back on Outhouse, finish the loop, then turn right and finish Relay Loop.
Returning to stadium, go down Roller Coaster Bypass, then White Cub, through Biathlon Range. Take White Bear to Hilltop cutoff.
Turn left and return to the stadium, then take a LEFT and proceed up East Ramp.
Finish: On the last lap, skiers will go up the E Ramp and down the W Ramp, then into the finish from the South.
Proceeds from the race support the Lathrop XC ski team.