The Saturday season-starter was a sunny crowd pleaser at GPRA. A big snowfall just two days earlier brought full on winter to the GPRA trails. Over 100 skiers started and finished the early-season Race to the Outhouse#1. They skied on the 5km FIS-homologated course at GPRA (which includes some of the fun climbs of the Denali Loop) with 10k skiers doing two loops.
The results are better understood with the following information:
In the fast skate category Gavin Kentch, Brent Taylor, and Anna Engle may have done the 10 K.
In the fast men’s classic category Murphy Kimball’s time is not correct (not sure why). Blake Hanley may have done the 10K.
Thanks to all the Mat-Su Ski Club volunteers and groomers, and thanks to all the skiers for coming out!
Mat-Su Ski Club’s Nordic event calendar continues into the winter with: Palmer Moose Nordic Booster’s Turkey Trax happening the day after Thanksgiving; the 60k Mat-Su Ski Club Icicle Double on December 30 and 31; and the Mat-Su Ski Club Northern Lights Community Race Series beginning in January. The Mat-Su Ski Club will also be providing support for and hosting a bevy of other Nordic races, such as high school competitions. GPRA is also the backup location for a number of high-level races currently scheduled elsewhere this winter.