Oosik Classic Race & Tour
Saturday, March 16, 2019 ~ High Noon
Registration Opens January 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Race, Trail, Timing
Oosik distances are approximate but are generally a 25km and 50km race. Distance depends on route and snow conditions.
We try and make the 50km a single loop. Please yield to all in spandex and/or skiers sporting a pink bib.
The cut off time for the 50km skiers is at the mid point at 3PM. A sweep will hurry the red lantern to the finish
All skiers have to show their bib number at the finish line. Please do not cross the finish line a second time, or when not in the race/tour.
We’ll post a map closer to the date.
Here’s the basic schedule; more details to follow as we get closer to the date.
9:00am – 11:00am, Bib Pickup
9:00am – 11:00am, Ski Waxing
9:45am – 10:15am, Junior Oosik Bib Pickup and Race at 10:30 / scroll below for more info.
12:00pm – 12:30pm, Race Start 50K then 25K
6:00pm, Award Ceremony
7:30PM – 12:00 AM, After-Party
Carpool is highly recommended.
Please do not park in alleyways or block driveways (locals, EMS and our fire department need to have access). RV’s can park overnight at the elementary school from Saturday 7AM – Sunday 5PM.
*** JUNIOR OOSIK INFORMATION***
Sign up is from 9:45-10:15 at race start
Race Time: 10:30am / Place: Oosik race start
Cost: Your volunteer time before, during or after Jr Oosik Race. (See below for volunteer duties)
- Skiers ages 6 and under: 1 kilometer
- Skiers age 7-9: 2 kilometers
- Skiers age 10-12: 4 kilometers
- Medals will go to the top three finishers in each race 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
* 1 parent trail sweep
Ode to an Oosik
– Robert Service
Strange things have been done in the Midnight Sun, and the story books are full.
But the strangest tale concerns the male, magnificent walrus bull!
I know it’s rude, quite common and crude, perhaps it is grossly unkind.
But with first glance at least, this bewhiskered beast, is as ugly in front as behind.
Look once again, take a second look, then you’ll see he’s not ugly or vile.
There’s a hint of a grin, in that blubbery chin, and the eyes have a shy secret smile.
How can this be, this clandestine glee, that exudes from the walrus like music?
He knows, there inside, beneath blubber and hide, lies a splendid contrivance — the Oosik!
“Oosik” you say — and quite well you may, I’ll explain if you keep it between us.
In the simplest truth, though rather uncouth, “Oosik” is, in fact, his penis!
Now the size alone of this walrus bone, would indeed arouse envious thinking.
It is also a fact, documented and backed, there is never a softening or shrinking!
This, then, is why the smile is so sly, the walrus is rightfully proud.
Though the climate is frigid, the walrus is rigid, pray, why, is not man so endowed?
Added to this, is a smile you might miss, though the bull is entitled to bow.
The one to out-smile our bull by a mile, is the satisfied walrus cow!