Since 1988 the Sonot Kkaazoot has served as Interior Alaska’s springtime celebration of the return of longer days and faster snow. The race was conceived (and for many years organized) by Bad Bob Baker and his extended family. The Sonot Kkaazoot has never been canceled although the route has changed over the years. The name derives from a Koyukon Athabascan word which translates roughly as 'sliding around in springtime'.
The 30th annual Sonot Kkaazoot race will take place on March 25, 2017, and will feature four events with staggered starts:
- 50 km classic, Mass start at 9:30 a.m.
- 50 km freestyle, Mass start at 10:00 a.m.
- 40 km freestyle, Mass start at 10:00 a.m. (includes all of 50 km course except for Competition, Black Hole, North 40, Blue & Outhouse trails)
- 20 km freestyle, Mass start at 10:30 a.m. (Chena River only)
CLICK HERE to go to the Sonot Kkaazoot registration page. ALL REGISTRATION IS ONLINE - no paper forms!
All events start and finish on the Chena River at the Centennial Bridge (downtown).
For more information see the Sonot Kkaazoot website.
Early registration for the 26th Annual Sonot Kkaazoot (on Sat, March 23rd) ENDS A WEEK FROM TODAY, FEBRUARY 28th!
To register go to: http://sonotkkaazoot.wordpress.com/register/
Unlike earlier years, this year we have offered an early registration fee and period. Early registration ends on Thursday, 28 February 2013. All fees increase by $10 after Feb 28th until March 15th.
This means all entries must be received at the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF) that day, filled out and left at Raven Cross Country, Goldstream Sports, or Beaver Sports prior 5:00 p.m. on that day, or submitted via the NSCF secure registration site prior to 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time to receive early registration fee level.
Early registration (must be received by 28 February 2013):
-- 20 km event: $15 for skiers 16 or younger on race day; $30 for those 17 or older
-- 40 km and 50 km events: $40
Second deadline (must be received by 15 March 2013):
-- 20 km events: $25 for skiers 16 or younger; $40 for those 17 or older
-- 40 km and 50 km events: $50
Late Registration and bib pick-up (5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, 21 March 2013 at the Doyon, Limited, Headquarters, 1 Doyon Place, downtown Fairbanks)
-- 20 km events: $35 for skiers 16 or younger; $50 for those 17 or older
-- 40 km and 50 km events: $60
*No refunds – the Sonot Kkaazoot has never been cancelled!
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