Oosik Classic Race & Tour

The Oosik is Saturday March 12, 2022.

Registration is open!

Click here to register.

We are SOOOO EXCITED to have an In-Person race this year. This year there are three timed distances: 10K, 25K and 50K. The start is at the State gravel pit at Mile 11 of the Spur Road between Whigmi Road and the Flying Squirrel Bakery.

Each skier will receive a custom Walrus Buff with their entry. Entry costs $65, $85, or $115 depending on the date your register. Register early for $65.00. We cap the race at 750 skiers. Registration ends March 10.

The 10K race is only $20.00 regardless of when you register.

Members of Denali Nordic Ski Club recieve a $15.00 entry discount.

Volunteers Needed. If you’re interested in helping out please fill out the volunteer form HERE and the Race Director will contact you.

Jr. Oosik information is below.

Jr. Oosik Information

10:30 am for 1,2, and 4 km

*Place: Oosik race start – Gravel Pit near Mile 11/Whigmi Road

*Sign up is from 9:40-10:15 at race start

*Cost: Your volunteer time before, during or after Jr Oosik Race. (See below for volunteer duties). We also gladly accept donations to cover the cost of medals and after-race snacks (donation bucket at sign-up table of junior race)

*Course:

  • Skiers ages 6 and under: 1 kilometer
  • Skiers age 7-9: 2 kilometers
  • Skiers age 10-15: 4 kilometers (age group categories: 10-12 and 13-15)

10K Race is at 12:30 starting with the 25K racers and is $20.00. Register before March 10th through Webscorer.

  • Skiers 16+: 10 kilometers (age group categories: 16-18, 19+)
    • Medals will go to the top three finishers in each age category and ribbons to all finishers!
    • Skiers may choose a course that is not in their age range, but if they are an older skier skiing in a lower age category they will not be able to earn a medal. (for example, a 9 year old may ski in the 4 kilometer race, but will compete with older skiers for medal. A 9 year old may ski in the 1 kilometer race but will not be able to compete for a medal)

* This is a classic-only race, no skate skis unless they are waxed for classic skiing! DO NOT send junior skiers to the wax tent. If you do not know how to wax skis, use fishscale/waxless skis.

* Cookies/snacks and hot drinks will be provided

Parent Volunteer Duties: 

* 3 parents for registration and helping with bibs

*3 parent volunteers for the finish line (2 to time, 1 to write down times, 1 to give out ribbons,)

* 2 parents for food/drink table

*2-3 parents on-course at junctions

* 2-4 parents for trail sweep and picking up signs

Thanks to our Sponsors…

The Talkeetna Roadhouse

Denali Brewing Company

Mat Su Health Foundation