Snow has arrived in New England, and so has the racing season. The Zak Cup was supposed to kick off with the Quarry Road Opener, but due to the lack of snow in 2016, our first Zak Cup will be the Gunstock Skate Race this Saturday January 7th. Please click here to review the Zak Cup Points and rules for Zak Cup Scoring. All Zak Cups have registration on skireg, with an option to sign up as a NENSA member or as a Non NENSA member. Only those who have registered as NENSA members will be scored with Zak Cup points. If you have not signed up in the correct category please contact the race organizer to be changed.
NENSA members who participate in at least two Zak Cup races or Marathon Series Races will be automatically entered in a raffle to win a TWO NIGHT STAY at the Trapp Family Lodge! After the minimum of two races, each additional Zak Cup or Marathon Series race you enter you will get another entry into the raffle. Each race series will have a winner!
Interested in trying a race but not sure about all the details? If you are a NENSA Member interested in racing in the Zak Cup series, then join Amber Freeman at any or all of these three races for an intro to racing! Jan. 16 at the Geschmossel 15 km classic race, Feb. 12 Cheri Walsh 10 km skate race, or Feb. 25 at the Bogburn classic race. Click here for more details.
Get ready for the One-Day Club Championship, held as part of the White Mountain Classic on January 21st. Race fees go up Thursday January 5th, and team representatives should consider organizing a team. All that’s needed is to sign up and list your current Club on the SkiReg form. Remember, the Championship doesn’t always go to the big clubs, but it always goes to the most organized!
New England Women’s XC Ski Day is being held in Bethel, Maine on January 22nd. Sign up now and experience cross-country ski clinics for every level of skier-from first-timers to seasoned masters. In addition to top-notch instruction, there will be a wax demonstration, a fantastic prize drawing and a fabulous lunch. Clothing and equipment retailers will be on hand with items to try and buy. Space is limited don’t wait to sign up.
If you have any questions regarding Masters racing, please contact Amber Freeman at [email protected] Get ready for a great 2017 season.