Citizen Racing – The Zak Cup Series


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 Zak Cup Schedule

2019 Zak Cup Schedule

Dec. 9 – Quarry Road Opener
10km Skate, mass start
Waterville, ME

Dec. 15 – Craftsbury Sprint Openers
Classic sprint with masters round.
Craftsbury, VT

Dec. 23 – Craftsbury Eastern Cup
5km women/10km men – Skate mass with masters wave
Craftsbury, VT

Jan. 5 – Gunstock Zak Attack Freestyle
12km Skate men, 8km women, individual start
Gunstock, NH

Jan. 12 – The Bogburn Classic
13km men, 7km women, Classic, interval start
Pomfret, VT

Jan. 13 – Stowe Derby
20km Skate, wave start
Stowe, VT

Jan. 21 – Geschmossel
15km Classic, mass start
Bretton Woods, NH

Jan. 26 – White Mountain Classic
NENSA 1-Day Club Championship

30km Classic, mass start
Jackson, NH

Feb. 2 & 3 – Craftsbury Marathon
Saturday – 50km or 33km Classic, wave start (Zak scoring 50km for M1-6, 33km or 50km for M7+)
Sunday – 33km or 16km Freestyle marathon (Zak scoring 33km for M1-6, 16km for M7+)
Craftsbury, VT

Feb. 9 – John Roderick Marathon, Tour and Zak Races
Freestyle Wave Starts of 50km, 25km, 15km, 5km
Rumford, ME

Feb. 10 – Flying Moose Classic
20km, Classic mass start
Bethel, ME

Feb. 10 – Mansfield Nordic Skiathlon at Craftsbury
3x2km Classic & 3x2km Skate, mass start
Craftsbury Outdoor Center, VT

Feb. 17 – Citizen Classic at Rikert Nordic Center
Junior 5km – Adult/Zak 10km
Ripton, VT

Feb. 24 – Cheri Walsh Memorial
Classic Interval Start (10km Women/15km Men)
Holderness, New Hampshire

Mar. 2 – Mt. Washington Cup
10km Skate, mass start
Bretton Woods, NH

Mar. 3 – Bretton Woods Marathon
21km Classic, mass start
Bretton Woods, NH

Mar. 3 – Ski, Shoe, and Fatbike to the Clouds
Uphill climb
Mt. Washington, NH                      

Mar. 9 – Craftsbury Spring Fling
25km for M1-M6; 12.5km for M7+ Skate, mass start
Craftsbury, VT


2019 Club Cup

Mar. 10 – Club Relay Championships – Club Scoring only
2 x 5km Classic, 2 x 5 km Skate Relay
Craftsbury, VT