Popular Racing – The Zak Cup Series

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NENSA Zak & Club Cup Series

The NENSA Zak Cup Series brings together NENSA’s traditional Zak Cup age group series and the Club Cup Series into a single series of events featuring some of New England’s finest citizen races. All events that are part of this series  are scored for Club points, with all participants earning at least one point for their club. Only one distance on each day is scored for the Zak Cup to ensure the best head-to-head competition within age groups.

The Zak Cup is a race series focused towards masters skiers. New England Master skiers participate in a season-long series to determine the best skiers in each five year age group over 30. The Series is named after Vlastimil Zak, who died unexpectedly when he went through the ice on Squam Lake, New Years Eve, 1979. Zak’s enthusiasm and dedication to our sport lives on in the Zak Series. Questions about the series can be directed to Justin Beckwith.

2019-2020 Club Series & Zak Cup (please note these are open Popular / Citizen races)

12/14/19 – Craftsbury Opener Knock In Sprints 
Freestyle 1.4km Sprints
Craftsbury, VT

12/15/19 – Craftsbury Opener Mass Start 
Classic 7.5 km Wave Start
Craftsbury, VT

12/29/19 – Jackson Jaunt 
Classic 10km Mass Start
Jackson, NH

1/5/20 – Crosscut Classic 
Classic 10km Individual Start
Stowe, VT

1/5/20 – Gunstock Freestyle
Freestyle 10km Individual Start
Gunstock, NH

1/11/20 – Bogburn Classic
Classic 13 km Individual Start
Pomfret, VT

1/12/20 – Trapps Race to the Cabin
Hill Climb, 5km Classic Technique
Stowe, VT

1/19/20 – Weston Ski Track – 350.org – “Race for Snow” 
Freestyle 10km
Weston, MA

1/20/20 – 47th Annual Geschmossel Classic
Classic 15km Mass Start
Bretton Woods, NH

1/25/20 – Craftsbury Classic Mass Start (Super Tour / EC)
Classic Mass Start Citizens Race after elite race.
Men and Women 10km
Craftsbury, VT

1/26/20 – Freeman Frost White Mountain Half Marathon
22km Classic Mass Start
Jackson, NH

2/1/20 – Craftsbury Marathon Ski Festival
Classic 50km or 33km Grand Masters (GM) Mass Start
Craftsbury, VT

2/2/20 – 2020 Craftsbury Marathon Ski Festival & AXCS Masters National Championships
Freestyle 33km Men 17 Women Mass Start
Craftsbury, VT

2/8/20 – Flying Moose Classic
Classic 20km Mass Start
Bethel, ME

2/9/20 – Woodstock Ski Runners Sweetheart Race 
Freestyle 15km or 10km (GM) Individual Start
Woodstock, VT

2/15/20 – John Roderick Marathon &Zak Cup 
Freestyle 50km or 25km or 10km Wave Start
Rumford, ME

2/22/20 – MNC Skiathlon
3x2km Classic & 3x2km Freestyle, mass start
Sleepy Hollow, VT

2/23/20 – Stowe Derby
Wave Start Freestyle
Stowe, VT

3/7/20 – 46th Annual Mount Washington Cup
Freestyle 10km Mass Start
Bretton Woods, NH

3/8/20 – Ski, Shoe, and Fatbike to the Clouds
Freestyle 10km Wave Start Hill Climb
Mt. Washington, NH

3/14/20 – Long Hall Loppet
Freestyle 25km Rolling Start
Jackson, NH

3/21/20 – 2020 Craftsbury Spring Fling
Freestyle 30km or 15km(GM) Mass Start
Craftsbury, VT

3/22/20 – New England Club Relay Championships – NENSA / ZAK Season Awards and Celebration
Mixed 5km Mass Start (Club Series Only)
Craftsbury, VT