AMH Anchorage Cup

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 starting 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! Discounts for registering for the series will go out on Monday, December 13th

Anchorage Cup Races

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Race 1: Kincaid Sprint Relay (CANCELED) December 12, 2021

Kincaid Sprint Relay
December 12, 2021

The Kincaid Sprint relay is a 2-person, 2 kilometers, 2-lap race. This short course is great for a pair of friends to get together and go for a quick race!! There will be men’s, women’s, youth (14 & under), and mixed categories. Youth skiers will race a single lap (2x2kmx1)
Feeling extra stoked on the skis?? Sweet!! You can race under your gender class in addition to a mixed-race under the same registration! That’s a 2(2x2kmx2) for my math folks! See you all on Sunday!!
 

REGISTRATION CLOSES SATURDAY, DEC. 11TH AT 10:00 PM

Click here to sign up to be a volunteer! 

Race Style: 2x2x2 Relay

Distances: 2K
please note, there will be no aid stations along the course

Course Maps:  Click Here

Where & When: Kincaid Park on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 12pm. Bib pickup at 11:00 am

Start Times: Subject to Change.

Men: 12:00pm

Women: 12:30pm

Youth: 1:00pm

Mixed: 1:30pm

Mass Starts for all

Race 2: Hickok Skiathlon January 9, 2022

Hickok Skiathlon
January 9, 2022

Some folks love to skate, others prefer to keep it old school, but have you ever wondered about challenging your friends to a contest in both?? Welcome to the Hickock Skiathlon!! In a skiathon, racers will start by skiing a classic leg, then enter the stadium to quickly swap gear, and depart for a second leg of skate technique. Skate skiing not quite your bag? There is also an option to ski the classic leg only.

Due to low snow pack, the classic legs will be confined to the 1.6K snow making loop. As such, skiers in 5K classic legs will do 3 laps and the 2.5K classic leg has been changed to a 3.2K classic leg. 

REGISTRATION CLOSES SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 AT 10PM

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Race Style: Classic/Freestyle Skiathlon

Distances: 5K, 10K (also 2.5K classic only and 5K classic only)
please note, there will be no aid stations along the course

Course Map  Hickok_Skiathlon_Low2

Where & When: Kincaid Park on Sunday January 9, 2022 at 12pm

Start times (all genders race together):
 
10k Skiathlon – 12:00
 
5k Skiathlon – 12:30
 
5k classic – 12::50
 
2.5k – 13:00 (Youth and adult racers)
Race 3: Kincaid Classic & Wooden Ski (Canceled) January 23, 2022

Kincaid Classic & Wooden Ski Race

RACE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO RIDICULOUS WEATHER


January 23, 2022

A wise man once told me “What more can I say? I wouldn’t be here today if the old school didn’t pave the way.” In homage to our skiing forebearers, the wooden ski race is a classical technique event, with folks encouraged to break out their wooden skis for a bit of revitalization. Those aren’t just for decoration you know! Come dressed in your finest wool knickers and Norwegian Sweaters for a shot at the best-dressed award! Optional costume contest for skiers young and old.

For beginner wooden skiers interested in racing, please register for the 3k distance option. For the more advanced wooden skiers, feel free to register for either the 3K or 6K.

Skiers using contemporary ski gear are encouraged to register for any distance option.

REGISTRATION CLOSES SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND AT 10 PM

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Race Style: Classic race

Distances: 20K,10K, 6K, 3K and 3K Wooden
please note, there will be no aid stations along the course

Course Maps: 

Short Course Classic 3K & 6K

Long Course Classic 10K & 20K (2 laps)

Where & When: Kincaid Park on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 12 pm

Start Times:
 
12:00-20km
12:20 – 10km
12:40 – 6km
1:00 – 3km open + 3km Wooden Ski
Race 4: Kincaid Sprint Relay (Rescheduled) February 13, 2022

Kincaid Sprint Relay
February 13, 2022

The Anchorage Cup race on Feb. 13th was originally scheduled to be a criterium-style race. However, due to popular demand, we have decided to bring back the Kincaid Sprint Relay! Woohoo! This Jr. Nordic-sponsored event will be a blast for skiers of all abilities and ages!

The Kincaid Sprint relay is a 2-person, 2 kilometers, 2-lap race. Categories include men’s, women’s, youth (14 & under), and mixed divisions. Youth skiers will race a single lap (2x2kmx1), and adult racers will race two laps each alternating with their partner. This short course is great for a pair of friends to get out and race together, or for a pre-Valentine’s afternoon date!!
 
Feeling extra stoked about racing?? Sweet!! You can race under your gender class in addition to a mixed-race under the same registration! That’s a 2(2x2kmx2) for my math folks! See you all on Sunday!!
 

REGISTRATION CLOSES SATURDAY, Feb. 12th AT 10:00 PM

Click here to sign up to be a volunteer! 

Race Style: 2x2x2 Relay

Distances: 2K
please note, there will be no aid stations along the course

Course Maps:  Click Here 

Where & When: Kincaid Park on Sunday, February 13th at 12pm. Bib pickup at 11:00 am

Start Times: Subject to Change.

Men: 12:00pm

Women: 12:30pm

Youth: 1:00pm

Mixed: 1:30pm

Mass Starts for all

Race 5: Sven Johansson February 20, 2022

Sven Johansson
February 20, 2022

You’ve worked hard all season, through the cold, sweat, blood and tears. Now it’s time for the ultimate challenge of the season. The Sven Johansson memorial race is a rigorous race set across some of the most challenging terrain Kincaid park has to offer. Big climbs, steep descents, and technical aspects abound. Racers in the 30km distance should be well prepared. For racers who are hoping for a bit more of a relaxed experience, shorter distances are offered and technical aspects will be proportionally reduced.

REGISTRATION CLOSES SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AT 10PM

Click here to register for Race #5

Click here to sign up to be a volunteer! COMING SOON!

Race Style: Freestyle

Distances: 30K,15K, 5K, 3K
please note, there will be no aid stations along the course

Course Maps:  COMING SOON!

Where & When: Kincaid Park on Sunday February 20, 2022 at 12pm

Read about Sven
1959 Sven Article
More History

Sponsors

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

Thank you to our Race Co-Hosts!

Contacts

AMH Anchorage Cup Race Director: Tyler Henegan: tyler@anchoragenordicski.com

NSAA: 992-0109 or program@anchoragenordicski.com

 

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 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