(FREE photos by Pat Irwin and Lynn Spencer)
Mark your calendars! The 2017 Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Marathon is scheduled for March 11th in beautiful Homer, Alaska!
We will have a touring division for the 25k event. Same course, same fees – it just starts an hour earlier (9:30am instead of 10:30am for the race). The goal is to encourage people who might be intimidated by the idea of a race to come out and enjoy this incredible trail!
There are three event options: 25K race, 42K race, or 25k tour. The 25k tour will start at 9:30am. The races run concurrently, starting at 10:30, with mass starts about 5 minutes (Homer time) apart. The course, which begins at the Lookout Mountain Nordic ski trails and ends at the Baycrest Nordic ski trails, is challenging, varied, and truly “cross-country”. There is no other venue quite like it, and if you haven’t done the race before, you owe it to yourself to do it this year. You’ll be glad you did. (A profile of the 2010 Marathon course from GPS data compiled by Kevin Walker can be viewed here.)
Post Race Awards Party:
The awards party will be at Elk’s Lodge at 5pm. Soup, salad, bread, no host bar…for a small fee.
Note About Refunds:
No refunds will be given for any reason, including race cancellation. All of the funds from the race go to KNSC for all of their activities, including trail work, grooming, and a variety of other activities which benefit trail users and skiers. Putting on the race involves a lot of costs, many of which are not recovered if the race is canceled. Refunding entry fees is not done by the other major American Ski Marathon races including those in Alaska.
Registration is from 9:00-10:00 at Lookout.
Advanced registration (save $$) is available online, or you can register by snail mail. For mail-in registration and further information about time/place/fees, contact Deland Anderson
To help volunteer, please sign up HERE
2017 Results are HERE