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Gunnar Hagen Memorial

30k & 7.5k Classic Ski Race

Sunday, January 16, 2022

 

The 42th annual Gunnar Hagen Memorial is the first of three Kongsberger Ski Club cross country ski races this winter. This is the club's classic technique, interval start race. Gunnar was one of the club organizers and a champion Nordic Ski Jumper.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

The 2022 Gunnar Hagen Ski Race format will be similar to previous years, with some adjustments. All race check-in, preparation, start/finish and timing will occur outdoors in the Stadium area where the timing shed is located. The KSC cabin and waxing shed are off limits to non-club members. Awards ceremony will be virtual. Mask usage is encouraged.
The KSC Covid-19 policy, including race day procedures, is here

Kongsberger Ski Club is following current state and county public health guidelines related to COVID-19 for this event. However, risk of COVID-19 exposure still exists. Your participation in this event is entirely voluntary and all participants assume the risk of exposure, which KSC cannot guarantee against. As such, KSC is not responsible for any possible COVID-19 exposure.

RACE DETAILS

Distances & Fees

 30k ♦ Classic Technique
  Masters & Seniors: $35  (+$30 late fee after Jan 14, 6:00 PM)
  Juniors: $5  (+$30 late fee after Jan 14, 6:00 PM)
 7.5k ♦ Classic Technique
  Masters & Seniors: $30  (+$30 late fee after Jan 14, 6:00 PM)
  Juniors: $5  (+$30 late fee after Jan 14, 6:00 PM)
 • Juniors are age 19 and younger (born on/after 1/1/2002)
 • Racers & coaches, contact the Race Director if you have questions.

Registration

 Online Registration (Webscorer) opens December 26, and closes 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15.
 • Register early to avoid late fee.
 • No day of race registration.
 • No refunds.

Start Times

 30k - first start 10:00 AM
 7.5k - first start immediately after last 30k racer
 Interval starts, 2 skiers every 30 seconds, in bib number order.
 • Bib pick-up for all racers from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on race day in the Stadium / timing shed area.
 • Return bibs at finish line.
 • Race cut-off time is 2:00 PM. If you have not finished your race by 2:00PM, you will be asked for your bib and can continue your race. Self-time and report your finish time to the organizer.
 • Ski changes during race are not allowed.

Fluorocarbon Ski Waxes Not Allowed

To protect the health of our environment and skiers, no waxes using fluorocarbon can be used in Kongsberger Races. This is currently an honor system.
This includes waxes that are Low Fluoro, High Fluoro, or pure fluoro (powders, blocks and liquids) This also includes fluorinated kick waxes and klisters. Swix VR waxes and klisters contain fluorocarbons. Many waxes today are labeled if they contain fluorocarbons.
Please abide by this policy for competitive fairness as well as our health and our environment.

Location

Cabin and race course are on the north side of interchange at Cabin Creek Sno-Park, exit #63 on I-90, 10 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. Washington State Parks Sno-Park permit with Grooming Sticker required to park. Click here to purchase Seasonal or 1-day permit.
The KSC cabin and waxing shed will not be open for general use.
Parking is limited. Please consider car-pooling.

Race Course

Kongsberger race course is on the Cabin Creek nordic trail system (course map) on US Forest Service land, north side of I-90. 30K race is four laps, 7.5k race is one lap. Check the "final" race course map at the timing shed on race day.

Feed Stations

Food for racers provided at start/lap/finish area. Feed station on course is stocked with water, Nuun (electrolytes but no calories), and Clif Shots. Racers should carry any additional drinks or food needed during the race.

Results

Race results are available on Webscorer during and after the race.

Awards

Post-race awards ceremony via Zoom, in the evening of race day. Top 3 mens and womens awards for each race. Check back for Zoom Meeting ID.
Medals for top finishers in each age group will be available at the finish line.

Lodging

Closest accomodations are in Cle Elum (20 miles east), and at Snoqualmie Pass summit (11 miles west).

Non-Racing Skiers & Spectators

All ski trails are still open to non-racing skiers. Non-racing skiers are invited to watch races at the start/lap/finish area or along the trails. However, they should consider skiing at another location on race mornings (eg Hyak, Crystal Springs or Lake Easton) as Cabin Creek parking and trail use will be intensive from 10:00 to noon. As always, dogs are not permitted on groomed trails at Cabin Creek.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email the race organizer harperaugustina@gmail.com, or the Race DirectorTim Melbourne. Your email will be directed to the appropriate KSC contact.

Thank you to all our Sponsors!, and all our volunteers who help put on this race!

Last updated 01.14.2022