Town Series

CLICK HERE to get current race information on the KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series.

The KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series is comprised of four events open to all ages of skiers. Each event features races at increasing distances for several different age/gender groups: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, High School/Adult Women, and High School/Adult Men. Elementary, junior high, and high school competitors must enter through their school programs or coaches. There is no entry fee for student competitors. Adult entry fee is $10 for NSCF members, due by Wednesday at 5:00 pm preceding the race. No late entries.

Dates for the 2016-2017 KINROSS Fort Knox Town Races are as follows:

  • TRS #1 NOVEMBER 19, 2016 (classic technique mass start) presented by Fairbanks Youth Sports
  • TRS #2 DECEMBER 3. 2016 (classic technique sprint) presented by Fairbanks Youth Sports
  • TRS #3 JANUARY 14, 2017 (free technique interval start) presented by Woolly Rhino
  • TRS #4 JANUARY 28, 2017 (free technique ski cross) presented by Kendall Subaru of Fairbanks

All races are held at Birch Hill Cross-Country Ski Center

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is pleased to announce that the Twenty-first annual KINROSS Fort KnoxTown Race Series continues with the Woolly Rhino Classic, Saturday, January 14, at 11:00am at the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area.  The KINROSS Fort KnoxTown Race Series provides a competitive forum for skiers of all ages beginning with pre-schoolers.  Over 200 entries are anticipated.

You can find all race information for the KINROSS Fort Knox Town Series #2, the Fairbanks Youth Sports Sprint Festival, at http://skiraces.sportalaska.com/2016-2017/town_series.html

The following information is available:

  • Course Maps
  • Start Lists (please note that a start list that was available earlier tonight had some incorrect start times for the "B" Bracket)
  • Heat Schedules
  • Entry Lists alphabetically by last name and in bib order.

 

The first group to race tomorrow will be the "A" Bracket, followed by a 20-25 minute break, then the "B" Bracket, followed by another 20-25 minute break, then the elementary and middle school groups (from youngest to oldest)

The current forecast makes it look like we will be able to get all the elementary and middle school group races off.  Our normal cutoff for the younger skiers is -10F, but we also take into consideration wind and other weather conditions.  Let's plan on racing, unless it gets a lot colder and/or windy.

See you Saturday with FRESH TRACKS!!!!

 

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is pleased to announce that the Twenty-first Annual KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series continues with the Fairbanks Youth Sports Sprint Festival, Saturday, December 3, at 11:00am at the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area.  The KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series provides a competitive forum for skiers of all ages beginning with preschoolers.  Over 150 entries are anticipated.  More snow is needed before classic tracks can be set, but we still plan to hold the race in classic technique.  If the forecast snow is not forthcoming, we may decide to change to free technique.  But plan on classic technique.

The entry deadline for Saturday's second race in the Twenty-first Annual KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series, the Fairbanks Youth Sports Sprint Festival, was misstated in the earlier posting. The correct deadline date is Wednesday, November 30 (NOT Wed. Dec 1). Please drop off your entry forms at Beaver Sports, Raven Cross Country or Trax Outdoor Center by 5PM Wednesday.

Results for 20th Annual KINROSS Fort Knox Town Race Series #4 - the Kendall Subaru of Fairbanks Ski-Cross - are below in text format.  Results will be available in PDF format later tonight on the Town Series dashboard. 
 
177 skiers competed in 12 age classes under overcast skies but under near-perfect snow and course conditions The ski-cross event takes place on a short course and includes bumps, jumps, slalom gates, limbo gates, and other features designed to test skiers' skills, as well as their speed and endurance.  The middle school, high school and adult skiers competed over an 1100m course, skiers in grades 3-4-5-6 raced over a 700m course, and Kindergarteners and 1st and 2nd-graders raced 300m.  All skiers competed in preliminary rounds, followed by finals.  Positions in the finals were earned in preliminary rounds, where there was more than one preliminary heat in an age-class.