AMH Anchorage Cup

The Race Series is on for 2020-21! More details to come!

A WINTER TRADITION!

  • Achieve your goals of fitness this winter
  • Fun for all ages and abilities
  • Community ski/Touring wave at each event

The AMH Anchorage Cup Citizen Races are five ski events brought to you by the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage and sponsored by Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking. Skiers of all ages and abilities are welcome. The goal is to have fun, ski on well-groomed trails, and enjoy the amazing Anchorage ski community.

This series is for people of all ages and abilities choose a distance, line up on the start line, and go! Whether you prefer the warmth of wool or the speed of spandex, whether you want to go as fast as you can or ski with friends, it’s a great way to get outside on a Sunday and enjoy the winter!

New to racing? Click here to see How it All Works

Register

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Registration closes on Saturday’s at 9am.
Bib pick-up: 11:00 am until race start
Start Times: 

  • Interval starts: 1 racer every :30 seconds. Based on your Race Class (your speed: Average, Fast, Very Fast) in the registration:
    • 5k
      • 12-12:20pm: Very Fast Starts
      • 12:20-:12:40pm: Fast Starts
      • 12:40-1:00pm: Average Starts
    • 3k
      • 1:30-1:50pm: Very Fast Starts
      • 1:50-2:10pm: Fast Starts
      • 2:10-2:30pm: Average Starts

See Race Info Below for more details! 

COVID Mitigation Plan: Please Read!

  • Face coverings are required at all times, including while racing.
  • Social Distancing of at least 6ft is required.
  • Do not congregate in the stadium.
  • No shared food or drink, please bring your own.
  • Results will be posted the evening of the race and awards will be presented at the following race.

YOUTH racers in 3k & 5k: Junior Nordic Ready 2 Race coaches will be available for assistance.

Fees

(Make sure to renew your membership and register through the Member Portal to get get the NSAA Member pricing!)

Based on age as of 12/31/20 and current membership status. Youth Student Adult  
All NSAA Member Non-Member
AGE: 14 & under 15 to 24 25+ 15+
Individual Race Registration $10 $15 $20 $25

(Make sure to renew your membership and register through the Member Portal to get get the NSAA Member pricing!)

Anchorage Cup Races

Click on the tabs below to view details for each race

Kincaid Freestyle
December 13, 2020

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. Registration will close Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 9pm.

COVID Mitigation Plan: Please Read!

  • Interval starts: 1 racer every :30 seconds. Based on your Race Class (your speed: Average, Fast, Very Fast) in the registration:
    • 5k
      • 12-12:20pm: Very Fast Starts
      • 12:20-:12:40pm: Fast Starts
      • 12:40-1:00pm: Average Starts
    • 3k
      • 1:30-1:50pm: Very Fast Starts
      • 1:50-2:10pm: Fast Starts
      • 2:10-2:30pm: Average Starts

Race Day Schedule

Step 1: Prior to departing for Kincaid: fill out COVID screening questionnaire 

Step 2: Arrive 45-60 minutes prior to your anticipated start time

Step 3: Stop by bib table and receive a bib number

Step 4: Warm up in the recommended area and come to the start line within your start window

Step 5: Race!

Step 6: As soon as you finish, put your mask back on and return the bib to the trash cans at the finish

Step 7: Take a quick cool down and depart as soon as you can.

  • Masks are required at all times, including while racing.
  • Social Distancing of at least 6ft is required.
  • Do not congregate in the stadium.
  • No shared food or drink, please bring your own.
  • Results will be posted the evening of the race and awards will be presented at the following race.

Race Style: Freestyle race (skate or classic)

Distances: 5K and 3K

Course Map: TBD

Where & When: Kincaid Park on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Interval starts: 1 racer every :30 seconds. Based on your Race Class (your speed: Average, Fast, Very Fast) in the registration.

Bib Pick Up: Will begin at 11am in the Kincaid stadium (outdoors).  Masks are required.

Race Co-Host: This race is co-hosted by the Alaska Winter Stars! There will be no apres-soup this year, but AWS will be helping with course set-up and providing awards – thank you!!!

 

 

 

Hickok Duathlon
January 10, 2021

Race Style: Duathlon race (classic, then freestyle)

Distances: 5K classic + 5K skate or 3K classic + 3K skate (Skiathlon) Individual race only, no teams or relays.

Course Map: TBD

Where & When: Kincaid on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12pm.

This is a duathlon event (also called a pursuit) – Solo racers ski around the classic loop and stop in the stadium to exchange equipment before going around the freestyle loop. Solo racers have no requirements for how much equipment they exchange, however, while in the equipment exchange area, they must come to a complete stop and step out of their bindings before continuing on. The equipment exchange area will be in a separate chute from the finish and relay tag zone chute.

Race Co-Host: APU Nordic Ski Team

Read about Bruce Hickok

Kincaid Classic
January 24, 2021


Race Style: Classic, Interval Starts

Distances: 25k / 15k / 5k / 3k; If you want to use your wooden skis, we recommend the 3k or 5k courses.

Race Maps: TBD

Where & When: Kincaid on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 12pm.

Race Co-Host: Sons of Norway

Hillside Freestyle
February 14, 2020

Race Style: Interval Start, Freestyle

Course Map: TBD.

Distances: 10k, 5k, 3k

Where & When: Kincaid Park, February 14, 2020 at 12pm

Race Co-Host:

Sven Johansson
February 21, 2021


Race Style:
Freestyle race (skate or classic)

Distances: 30K, 10K, 5K, 3K including youth distance course

Course Maps: TBD

Where & When: Kincaid Park on Sunday February 21, 2021 at 12pm

Read about Sven
1959 Sven Article
More History

Race Conditions

Anchorage Cup races will not be held when weather or trail conditions pose a safety risk to participants. When weather or trail conditions are marginal we may encourage participants to enter the shorter distance events. There is no specific minimum air temperature that races will be held. The determination of whether the race can be safely held will be based on multiple factors including temperature, wind, precipitation and course conditions.

The Race Director will make a final determination regarding the acceptability of racing conditions as soon as possible, but no later than 10am the morning of the race.  Any cancellations or updates will be posted to the top of this website and to the NSAA Facebook page. A race that cannot be held due to unsafe conditions will be rescheduled and if there are no available dates it will be cancelled.  Registration fees will not be refunded.

Anchorage Cup Points

Anchorage Cup points will be awarded to everyone who finishes a race. Points are calculated by taking your race time and dividing by the average time of the top 3 finishers in your race. For the longest race course the result will be multiplied by 100. For shorter races, the result will be multiplied by the ratio of your race distance divided by the distance of the longest race. Men and women points will be calculated separately. For determining overall end-of-season Anchorage Cup winners, each person’s top 3 point values out of 4 points races will be totaled.

Points = Time/(avg top 3) x dist/max.dist x 100

Points = Anchorage Cup Race Points

ATTT = Average time of the top 3 finishers in your race

Time = Your time

Dist = Your Course distance

MaxDist = The maxiumu course distance

Sponsors

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Anchorage Mountaineering & Hiking!

 

 

 

Thank you to our Race Co-Hosts!

Contacts

AMH Anchorage Cup Race Director: Branden Fontana: amhanchoragecup@gmail.com

NSAA: 276-7609 or program@anchoragenordicski.com

Registration: 276-7609 or admin@anchoragenordicski.com