Bernt Balchen Lodge #46 Anchorage, Alaska


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Wood Ski Classic – Watch for late breaking news!

This event may be rescheduled due to the recent warm weather.

Look for updated information here on Saturday, the 28th of November.

5K Race (adults)       2.5K Race (under 12)

Sunday, November 29th at Russian Jack Springs Park

Race Start:  12:00 Noon

Wave Start:  First wave – Authentic cross country costume with wooden skis.
Second wave all others.
Celebrate our Nordic Heritage. Break out your wool knickers and sweaters!
Stay for the Traditional Scandinavian breakfast in the Russian Jack Chalet!
Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge and the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
First Race of the AMH Anchorage Cup Series but not a points race!
Prizes:  Awarded to the best dressed Boy and Girl (12 and under) and Female and Male Adult (over 12) racers. Hint for the traditional costume judging –  Wear wool in Scandinavian style and patterns
Register:  Online at the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA)
Bonus:  Pine Tar your skis 9:00 – 11:00 am. Pine tar supplied. Volunteers will apply pine tar for you.  Bring clean skis; remove all wax before you arrive.
Registration morning of the race from 10:00 – 11:00 am
(This is in addition to the online registration.)
Bib pick up from 10:00 – 11:30 am on race day.



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