For the first time in recent history, all skiers participating in the 32nd annual Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot finished their 9.5 or 30 km courses in under 4 hours. Also, winning times are the fastest in the event’s history in part because the courses were shorter than other years when the Sonot Kkaazoot has been held all at Birch Hill.
Congratulations to our 32nd annual Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot winners, all of whom reside outside of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
Eric Packer, 28, Anchorage, 1:12:12.9
Marine Dusser, 30, Anchorage, 1:22:53.7
Andrew Stringfellow, 16, Nenana, 24:36.5
Georgianna Fischer, 16, Bozeman, MT, 28:27.8
One hundred twenty five skiers finished the 9.5 km event and 125 skiers finished the 30 km one. Although the number of skiers completing the 32nd annual Sonot Kkaazoot was slightly down from the previous 6 years, this is the largest combined field for an all-Birch Hill Sonot Kkaazoot.
Thank you to all the volunteers and skiers who helped us celebrate spring on skis in Interior Alaska.