AMH Anchorage Cup Race #4
February 12, 2023
The AMH Anchorage Cup is stoked to announce the addition of a brand-new race style to it’s repertoire of events, the Criterium. Criteriums are commonly found in the world of bike racing and provide an exciting lap-based race format that sees skiers racing against a clock for most laps completed. Criteriums are heavy on “pack mentality” that paces this lap based event.
We will feature 3 different options for racing this day – a 40 minute race for serious competitors, a 30 min option for open category adults, and a 20 min run for youth athletes. When the time limit is up, racers will need to complete a final lap, with the first athlete across the line taking the win. Looking for even more excitement?? The criterium will also feature randomly placed preme (pron. “preem”) laps, that will be announced loudly via bell (and gong!) At the sound of the gong, the first lead racer to cross the line will receive a prize for their sprint to the front. Be sure to pace yourself!!
For beginner racers, polar cubs, and families out for a quick fun-run, check out the new Polar Dash option! The Polar Dash will be a single lap, timed race around the criterium course, without the pressure of needing to race multiple laps. Parents that want to join young skiers in their early racing career should feel free to join in without timing chip at no cost
Race Start Time:
12pm- one lap polar dash for the little kids
12:30pm-12:50pm-twenty minute junior race for older kids
1:00pm-1:40pm- Elite Crit
Course Map Here
Distances: Jr Criterium, Open Criterium, Elite Criterium
Race Day Sponsor: Junior Nordic
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