NENSA Popular Race Series: Zak & Club Cup
The Zak and Club Cup Series brings together NENSA’s New England’s finest citizen races. These open events offer regional racing opportunities for developing skiers, and season-long head-to-head competition for senior and masters. There are often Bill Koch age offerings held in conjunction with many of the events. All events that are part of this Zak Cup Series are also scored for Club Cup points. One distance (per age group) on each day is scored for the Zak Cup to ensure appropriate competition within age groups. All timed race distances will be scored to Club Cup scoring. Many of the events offer discounted entry for NENSA members.
NENSA scores Zak Cup races to both age group and overall rankings throughout the winter for seniors and masters skiers who have a NENSA membership number. Age group ranking is compiled by five year age groups starting at 24 years of age. The Series is named after Vlastimil Zak, who died unexpectedly when he fell through the ice on Squam Lake, New Years Eve, 1979. Zak’s enthusiasm and dedication to our sport lives on in the Zak Series.
Club Cup events also serve a vital role for our community, serving those who seek local and lower key events and clubs that incentivize skier participation based on Club Cup points. In 2020-2021 NENSA broadened Club Cup Scoring to a point system to include Eastern Cup, Zak and Club events.
Questions about the series can be directed to Justin Beckwith.
2022-2023 Popular Race Series Events
(please note these are open Popular / Citizen races)
12/4/2022 - Quarry Road Opener (Club & Zak)
12/10/2022 - Silver Fox Trot (Club & Zak)
1/7/2023 - Bogburn Classic (Club & Zak)
1/8/2023 - Jackson Jaunt (Club & Zak) -- CANCELED
1/16/2023 - Geschmossel (Club & Zak) -- CANCELED
1/21/2023 - White Mountain Classic (Club, Zak & Marathon)
1/21/2023 - The Seventh Annual Race for Snow (Club & Zak)
1/22/2023 - Gunstock Freestyle (Club & Zak) -- CANCELED
1/28-29/2023 - Craftsbury Marathon Ski Festival (Club, Zak & Marathon)
1/29/2023 - Prospect Sprints (Club)
2/5/2023 - Caribou Bog Classic Ski Race (Club & Marathon)
2/11/2023 - MNC Skiathlon (Club & Zak)
2/12/2023 - Flying Moose (Club, Zak & Marathon)
2/12/2023 - GNA Paintball Biathlon (Club)
2/25/2023 - Washington’s Birthday Race (Club) -- CANCELED
2/26/2022 - Ski, Shoe & Fatbike To The Clouds
2/26/2023 - Stratton Terrain Challenge (Club & Zak)
2/26/2023 - Stowe Derby (Club)
2/26/2023 - Lake Placid Loppet (Club, Zak & Marathon)
3/5/2023 - 2023 Hard'ack Challenge (Club)
3/5-6/2023 - Rangeley Loppet & Burt Kettle Classic (Club, Zak & Marathon)
3/11/2023 - Long Hall Loppet (Club, Zak & Marathon)
3/25/2023 - New England Club Relay Championships (Club)