Due to COVID, this race will look a little different than it has in past years.  Please check this website regularly for updated information as we work through the details.  Contact us at nesc@cheqnet.net with any questions.


Registration:  ONLINE ONLY – see the link below. Online registration will close at 6:00 PM, Saturday, Feb. 6.

Limit: Participation will be limited to 100 racers.

Bib Pick-up – Drive-up Only: Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 5:00-7:00PM, Cable Community Center, Cable.
Sunday, February 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. Self-seeding – please seed yourself realistically. Wave 1: 25km – If you are likely to finish in the top 10 overall in your gender, select this wave. Winners of the 25km race will come from this wave. Wave 2 – 25km – all other 25km racers; Wave 3: 12.5km – All 12.5km racers. Note: Race organizers reserve the right to adjust wave sizes or add waves as necessary.

Times: 9:30 – Wave 1 (25km); 9:45 – Wave 2 (25km); 10:00AM – Wave 3 (12.5km)

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.

Cut-off Times: All racers must reach Food Station 3 by 11:30.

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

Clothing Transport: Racers’ warm-ups and clothing will be transported from the Start to the Finish area. 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.

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 Pick-up: 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: Discouraged.


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