RACE INFORMATION

Sunday, March 7, 2021

This date reflect the second postponement of the race.

Due to COVID, this year’s race will look a little different than it has in past years.  Thanks for your understanding and cooperation as we work through this difficult year.

Masks/Face Coverings: Required of all participants and members of the public. Racers may remove masks while racing, but should wear one upon finishing.

Registration:  ONLINE ONLY. Online registration will close at 12:00 PM, Saturday, March 6.

Limit: Participation will be limited to 100 racers.

Bib Pick-up – Drive-up Only: Saturday, March 6, 2021 – 5:00-7:00PM, Cable Community Center, Cable.
Sunday, March 7, 2021 – 7:30-9:00AM, Cable Community Center. Please remain in your car. A volunteer will serve you.

Technique: Classic technique (diagonal stride and accepted variations) is to be used. Skating in any form is not permitted, including marathon skate, diagonal skate, flying herringbone, etc. Limited skating steps are permitted only when changing lanes or cornering. Technique use will be monitored and anyone observed skating will be disqualified.

START – Wave start of approximately 35 racers per wave. Wave 1: 25km – 9:30; Wave 2: 25km – 9:45; Wave 3: 12.5km – 10:00.

Cookie Classic will not be held this year.

Start: Birkie Trail at west end of Powerline near North End Trailhead

Finish: North End Cabin

Courses: Start area on Birkie Trail at the west end of the Powerline. Short course finishes after one lap of the North End Trail at the North End Cabin. Long course goes to the Cabin and back out and repeats the loop.

Getting to the Start: Ski from the North End Cabin up to the Birkie Trail. Turn left and ski on the Birkie Trail to the Powerline. About 1 km. Or, walk down Randysek Road toward Cable, and then up the hill on the plowed access road.

Cost: Adult: $45 through Jan. 31; $55 from Feb. 1-March 6.  Youth (under 18): $20.

Clothing Transport: You will need to provide your own duffel, backpack or other bag to transport your clothing. A tag will be provided at registration on which you must write your bib number to identify your bag. Racers’ warm-ups and clothing will be transported from the Start to the Finish area and staged by the main entry to the trailhead.

Food Stations: None – you must self-support.

First Aid: EMT and other first aid personnel will be on the course patrolling each race.

Awards: 25K: Overall Male and Female – top three; Age Classes at 5 years, Male and Female, top three. 12.5K: Overall Male and Female – top three; Age Classes at 5 years, Male and Female – top three.

Awards Presentation: Top 3 overall awards will be presented immediately following the race. Digital age class awards will be emailed to all age class winners.

Racer Premium: First 100 registered racers in 12.5K & 25K receive custom Borah Teamwear ski hat.

Post-Race Activities/Food: None. To reduce congregation and maintain physical distancing, all participants are requested to depart the finish area as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

Spectator Viewing is Strongly Discouraged.

           THANKS TO ALL OF OUR GREAT SPONSORS!

 

 

COVID precautions: 

The North End Ski Club is committed to providing a safe and healthy event and following all local and state guidelines. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are implementing extra precautions, which will require full cooperation among our participants, volunteers and staff. We ask that you adhere to the following safety measures during your participation.  Please be aware that the status of the North End Classic is subject to change at any time. We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic situation and if the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.

* Race Safety Precautions

  • Do not attend the event if you feel unwell for any reason
  • All participants must be aware of the risks
  • Participants are asked to wear a face covering at bib pick up and in the start/finish area. Face coverings may be removed when you are on course, but please keep a covering with you for emergency situations
  • All staff will wear a face covering at bib pick up and at the start/finish area
  • Practice physical distancing in the common areas, start/finish area and at bib pickup
  • Hand sanitizer will available in common areas and on course water tables
  • There are no aid/water stations on the course.  Bring and carry your own water/energy
  • Tables and touch points will be limited and disinfected throughout the event.
  • Outhouse and porta-potties are available and will be sanitized.  Disinfectant wipes and/or spray will be provided for users to wipe down touch points before/after use.
  • The cabin will not be open for warming, please use your car.
  • Practice physical distancing throughout the event (6’ please)! Physical distancing indicators will be marked on the ground in the Start Corral as guidance for proper spacing.
  •  Please do not congregate in the finish area.   
  • No registration is available in person.  Registration is online only until 12:0- noon on Saturday, February 13th.
  • Packet/bib pickup is by drive-up only at Cable Community Center

To Register click Here!

For further information, contact: nesc@cheqnet.net

RACE RESULTS

• 2021 Results: 25K12.5K

• 2020 Results