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The 6th Annual Seekins Ford Golden Heart Trail Run will take place on Saturday, August 24 on the trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area.  This year’s race is the second to last race in the season-long Running Club North Flint Hills Cup series and will again serve as the season finale in the Flint Hills Youth Cup.  The only cross country race in the Flint Hills Cup, the event begins with a 1km race for 7 and under runners at 9:30 AM, followed by the 2.5 km for 8 to 14 year-old racers at 9:40 AM, and a 5km for 15 and over runners at 10 AM.

Registration form available here:  2013 Seekins Ford Golden Heart Trail Run - Entry Form.

More details inside.

 

 

The 6th Annual Seekins Ford Golden Heart Trail Run will take place on Saturday, August 24 on the trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area.  This year’s race is the second to last race in the season-long Running Club North Flint Hills Cup series and will again serve as the season finale in the Flint Hills Youth Cup.  The only cross country race in the Flint Hills Cup, the event begins with a 1km race for 7 and under runners at 9:30 AM, followed by the 2.5 km for 8 to 14 year-old racers at 9:40 AM, and a 5km for 15 and over runners at 10 AM.

The event will again feature ribbons and prizes from Beaver Sports for the top 2 competitors in the 5km race.  All participants will be eligible for a prize drawing with items from Woolly Rhino, Goldstream Sports and In My Element, and post-race refreshments will be provided by Lulu’s bagels.  In addition all finishers in the Youth races will receive a participation ribbon and ice cream provided by Trax Outdoor Center.

Be sure to enter early, as the first 160 racers receive a Seekins Ford Golden Heart Trail Run T-shirt.  To be eligible for early registration, registration forms should be dropped off at Beaver Sports or Seekins Ford by 5 PM on Thursday August 22.  Additionally, early registration is available at the early bib pick-up at Seekins Ford from 4:30 to 7 PM on Thursday August 22.  Entry fees, details on late registration, and more info about the event is available on the registration form which can be downloaded from nscfairbanks.org or picked up in hard copy from Seekins Ford, Beaver Sports and Goldstream Sports.

Proceeds from the Seekins Ford Golden Heart Trail Run support NSCF-FXC the youth training and racing program of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks.

 

The Course

 

The Seekins Ford-Lincoln Golden Heart Trail Run will take place on the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area.  The start and finish will be in the stadium. Race day bib pickup will be in Rikke’s Roadhouse, the small cabin on the west side of the stadium.

  • Runners age 7 and under will run 1km at 9:30AM
  • Runners 8-14 years of age will run 2.5Km at 9:40AM
  • Runners 15 and over will race 5Km at 10:00AM

 

T-Shirts

The first 160 runners entering the race receive a Seekins Ford-Lincoln Golden Heart Trail Run t-shirt (within size availability).  Early entries have the best chance of getting the size they request.  Choice of sizes is not guaranteed for later entries.

 

Awards

Awards ceremony will be held immediately following the race in the stadium, or inside the Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center in the case of inclement weather.

Awards:

  • Prize table for the top 2 male finishers overall, and the top 2 female finishers overall
  • The top 3 finishers in each age class will receive ribbons
  • All youth finishers will receive ribbons

 

Drawing

There will be a drawing for a merchandise prize

You must be present to win.

Where the Money Goes:

Proceeds from the race above and beyond expenses will support the youth ski programs of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks

How To Register

q  ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE for pickup at: Seekins Ford-Lincoln, Beaver Sports, and Goldstream Sports.

q  DROP OFF completed forms at Beaver Sports or Seekins Ford.

 

Entry Fees - Thru August 22

q  Early Entry Fee is $20 for runners 15 and over

q  Early Entry Fee is $15 for runners 14 and under

q  $20 (adults) and $15 (14 and under) if your form is received by 5:00pm, Thursday, August 22, or if you enter at early bib pickup at the Seekins Ford-Lincoln between 4:30pm and 7pm on the 22rd.

q  Early registration increases the likelihood of receiving a t-shirt in the size you request!

Late Entry Fees

q  The entry fee for entries for ALL AGES received not later than 5:00pm Friday, August 23, is $25.00.  On Friday runners 14 and under pay the same fee as adults

q  The fee for those who register on the day of the race is $30/person

 

Early Bib Pickup

q  Pick up your number/bib and t-shirt early and avoid the race day rush by going to Seekins Ford-Lincoln between 4:30pm and 7pm, on Thursday, August 22.

Prizes Provided by

Woolly Rhino

Beaver Sports

Goldstream Sports

Lu Lu’s Bagels

In My Element

Timing / Age Classes

All runners who run the whole course and cross the finish line will be timed

Competition will be held in 16 age classes for each sex:

under 10      10-11      12-14         15-17

18-29         30-34      35-39         40-44

45-49         50-54      55-59         60-64

65-69         70-74      75-79           80+

Age-classes are based upon a competitor's age on the day of the race.

 

Flint Hills Cup

The Seekins Ford-Lincoln Golden Heart Trail Run is the penultimate event in the RCN Flint Hills Cup Series, and is the final event in the series for runners under 18 years of age

Flint Hills Cup points will be awarded in accordance with the scoring rules for the Series.

  • Top 50 men/Top 50 women
  • Top 20 in each class

 

More Information

Call the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks at 347-1061