Junior Nordics Competition

Race Day
For those kids wh
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o want the added fun of competition, we provide this page to describe the various youth races in Alaska.

Mat-Su Junior Nordics may try to arrange to travel to the various races as a group.

AMH Anchorage Cup Series
This series is sponsored by the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage and AMH. Points are accumulated for each race in the series. There are age categories including a 13 and under for the series. The following individual races have specific youth races:
Wooden Ski Classic (Classic)
5k and 2.5k kids race
Russian Jack Springs Park Sunday, November 30, 2014
12 pm Noon Start
Sprint Relay (Freestyle; not specifically a youth race but the distance is small and it is a fun relay)
1k x 2 laps per person
Kincaid Park
Sunday, December 7, 2014
12 pm Noon Start
Beach Lake Freestyle Flyer (Freestyle)
7.5k, 15k or 3.1k kids race
Chugiak High School
Sunday, January 11, 2015
12 pm Noon Start
Pia's Classic (Classic)
2.5k fun race, 5k, 15k, 30k
Kincaid Park
, Sunday, January 25, 2015
12 pm Noon Start
Sven Johansson (Freestyle)
2.5k untimed youth, 10k, 30k
Kincaid Park
Sunday, February 15, 2015
12 pm Noon Start

ConocoPhillips Besh Cup Race Series
is the premier cross country skiing competition series in Alaska. Each of the six races in the series draws approximately 300 entries from all parts of the state.

Results in Besh Cup races are used to select the Alaska Teams to the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Junior Olympic National Championships (JO's), as well as the biennial, international Arctic Winter Games (AWG).

The Besh Cup trophies are awarded to the top junior male and junior female in the series. In addition, Cross Country Alaska awards medals to the series winners in each of the age-classes.

2014-15 Besh Cup Schedule

Besh Cups 1 & 2 – December 20 (Sprint, Classic) & 21 (Mass Start, Freestyle), 2014 - Anchorage Area-Kincaid Park
Besh Cups 3 & 4 – January 17 (Sprint, Freestyle) & 18 (Interval Start, Classic), 2015 - Soldotna-Tsalteshi Trails
Besh Cups 5 & 6 – January 31 (Interval Start, Freestyle) & February 1 (Mass Start, Classic), 2015 - Fairbanks-Birch Hill

Details on distances and formats.

The age categories are in the "New Category" column.

Age Group_2014-15

Mat-Su Ski Club Icicle Double Ski and Community Races

2014 Mat-Su Icicle Double

A family-oriented event that features 5, 10, 20, and 30K skis at GPRA on each of two days: Dec 27 (classic) and 28 (freestyle). Sign up before Dec 26 for the inexpensive rate of  $25/family for one day or $35/family for both days. After Dec 26, the rates go up to $40 for one day and $50 for two days. Get the whole family out for this one.

Other community races will be held in conjunction with the High School races at GPRA. Watch this space for more information.

Ski the Beach
A fun community event with a beach theme, food and music. The mass start will be staged from the new start area at Beach Lake chalet and course through several distances from approximately 1K to 15K. The technique is freestyle.  Registration is day of race. Tropical drinks and food will be served.  Dress up in your beach wear!