1. The Skate (or Freestyle) Race - For women who use either skate or classic technique. There will be one timed wave (skiers will self-seed, faster at the front, slower at the back). This race qualifies for the Triple Patch.
2. The Classic Race - For women who are using the classic (Diagonal) technique. Everyone will get a timed result. There will be one timed wave (skiers will self-seed, faster at the front, slower at the back). This race qualifies for the Triple Patch.
3. Duathlon combined 8K - This 8K event is geared to those that want extra bragging rights! New this year: the Duathlon will be a traditional duathlon; participants will start with the first wave of the Skate Race then upon returning to the stadium will switch their gear in the transition zone and ski the course again with Classic gear (i.e. there is no break between races). If a skier wishes to use the same skis for both the skate and classic, they must step out of their binding and step back in within the transition zone. The transition zone will have blue fencing to layout gear. The total time: skate leg, transition, and classic leg will be the skier’s race time. The skier with the best time will be named the Alaska Ski for Women Race Diva. Duathlon participants must register for the duathlon division. Duathletes will be designated by their own bib color. This race qualifies for the Triple Patch.
4. The Party Wave - The Party Waves start at 12:15 pm following the costume parade and contest. This non-timed event is just for fun. There are no times calculated and results posted. The Party Waves are for those who are out to have fun on the trails. The goal is to enjoy your trail-mates, take in the various costumes, and have a great time. Since the pace is slower, check with your partner or team to determine which event best fits your competitive desires. If you have women in your group who are competitive and want to do the timed events, there is time for them to race and then join the Party Wave following the costume parade. The Party Wave qualifies for the Triple Patch.
Which ever you choose, you still get to enjoy the following:
Great merchandise to purchase
Waxing available by volunteers
Food and drink