Distance Series

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The Buetow Dental Distance Series, presented by Raven Cross Country features three events: The Gundeloppet 15Km/7.5Km, the January Jaunt 20Km/10Km, and the Raven Romp 30Km/15Km/7.5Km.  Events alternate between classic and freestyle in alternate years. All events will be held in mass-start format.

For 2016-2017 the race dates are:

  • Dec 10: Gundeloppet 15Km/7.5Km free technique
  • Jan 7: January Jaunt 20Km/10Km classic technique
  • Feb 19: Raven Romp 30Km/15Km/7.5Km free technique

Prizes for each race and for the whole series will be provided by Raven Cross Country, and awarded by random drawing. You receive one chance in the drawing for each Distance Series Race you enter. All races start at 11:00am. For entries received early, entry fees are $15 for NSCF members and $20 for non-members. Add $5 for race day entries.

The third race in the 13th Annual Chest Medicine Fairbanks Distance Series, presented by Raven Cross Country and organized by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is scheduled for Sunday, February 20.  The two-lap, 30Km mass-start, free technique event, starts at 11:00AM in the Birch Hill Ski Stadium at the Birch Hill Recreation Area.  A one-lap 15Km event is available for those wishing to race over a shorter distance.

Raphaela Sieber topped fellow Nanook Theresia Schnurr by a minute and 43 seconds, and Fairbanks native and Nanook David Norris topped his teammate Lex Treinen by a scant 1.6 seconds in the Gundeloppet, the opening race of the 13th Annual Chest Medicine Fairbanks Distance Series, presented by Ravne Cross Country.

Tyson and Davya Flaharty were the fastest couple in the race, and the fastest at 20K for their respective genders in Sunday's second event in the Chest Medicine Fairbanks Distance Series, presented by Raven Cross Country.  A total of 46 skiers started and 44 of them finished in temperatures around -15F.

Results for Distance Series #3 are listed below.  Only the finish time is listed, as there were insufficient volunteers to gather times at the transition.

Results below.  Story to be posted later.