About SKAN 24
The SKAN (Ski Kincaid All Night) 24 is a lap-format race. You may race solo, as a duo relay, as a quad relay or even as part of an 8-person team. If a 24-hour ski race is a tad too daunting, we also offer a 12-hour race and a 6-hour race. For our youngest skiers (ages 6-11), we offer a Junior Division: team of four for the 6-hour race only.
But the SKAN isn’t just about skiing for a ridiculously long time… it’s about hanging out with friends, family and fellow competitors, it’s about camaraderie and competition, testing the limits of your body (and mind), eating a whole lot of BBQ & waffles, winning raffle prizes (raffle every six hours on the hour, all night long!), hanging out in the warming tents, and enjoying fabulous springtime skiing. Not to mention the dance parties in the wax bunker, cheering for your fellow racers, skiing one-way trails backwards, and having something to look forward to every time you enter the stadium after a lap.
Is it hard? Definitely. Is it worth it? Without a doubt. Will you want to do it year after year because you had SO MUCH FUN? We promise.
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Please consider volunteering if you are not racing or if you are planning on being out at Kincaid to support a friend or family member. There is a lot of work that goes into a race like this, and we need help!!! Please contact Chet or Megan if interested. We’ll post “job” descriptions on the race blog closer to the event date.
Race Date: March 25-26, 2017
Register Online! Online Registration closes at midnight on March 24, 2017.
Mail 2016-17 Registration Form along with payment to:
203 W. 15th Ave., Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501
$40 Junior (6-11): 6-Hour only
$65 Student (12-21) & Active Duty Military: 6-Hour
$85 Student (12-21) & Active Duty Military: 12-Hour
$105 Student (12-21) & Active Duty Military: 24-Hour
$80 Adult (22+): 6 Hour
$100 Adult (22+): 12-Hour
$120 Adult (22+): 24-Hour
NO REFUNDS for any reason, including race cancellation.
6-hour race: Solo, Duo, Junior Division (up to 4 kids, ages 6-11, 6-hr race only)
Race Starts 10am Saturday, ends 4 pm Saturday
For Junior Division only: 2 skiers may ski together.
12-hour race: Solo, Duo, Quad
Race starts 10 am Saturday, ends 10 pm Saturday
24-hour race: Solo, Duo, Quad, Octo
Race starts 10 am Saturday, ends 10 am Sunday
1 Person – Sick in the Head Solo
2 People – Duo
3-4 People – Quad
5-8 people – Octo
Teams may be Male, Female, or Coed (coed teams must be at least 50% female- otherwise will be placed in Male category)
There are two 6k courses, which alternate every six hours to allow the other course to be groomed and reset. The second time each course is used, it will be run in the reverse direction, so it’s really like a brand new course every six hours!
This is a freestyle event, and classic skiers are welcome. Racers may alternate between skate and classic, change skis, or rewax throughout the event. It doesn’t matter how you do your laps, as long as you are on Nordic skis (and going the right direction, and following the general race bible guidelines and showing supportive for your fellow racers… in general, being an awesome human)!
Please read the following directions carefully!
1) If you registered for a team category, please enter team member name(s). If you have yet to finalize your team, only enter your CONFIRMED members, please don’t make up names!
2) If you are racing on a team, please note that EVERY racer on your team must complete the full registration process. Entering your team members name(s) will NOT enter them into the event
Bib Pick-Up and In-Person Registration: Friday, March 24, 2017, 12-7pm at REI
No race-day registration or bib pick-up! We have a TON of stuff to do the morning of the race, so we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to get registered and pick up your bib/race packet on March 24.
Please note that you MUST pick up your race packet during bib pick-up on the March 24th. If you cannot make it to bib pick-up, please ask a friend or family member to do it for you. If this still doesn’t work, contact the race directors directly and we’ll figure something else out.
Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) – SKAN 24 is an event/race of the NSAA. NSAA is also the organization that grooms our wonderful ski trails around town. Support our amazing trails by donating or becoming a NSAA member today. All proceeds of the SKAN 24 go right back into NSAA – helping to fund daily operations and grooming. Yippee!
Steam Dot – Coffee provided all night long / prizes
Petzl – demos / prizes
Hammer – Aid station supplies / prizes
Toko – Waxing station
Speedway Cycles – Halfway Aid Station
REI – Event support
NSAA – Grooming and race administration
Deha Yoga – Prizes
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
NSAA Office firstname.lastname@example.org 907-276-7609