Ozbaldy 50k

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The 17th annual Ozbaldy 50k is the last of three Kongsberger Ski Club cross country ski races this winter. The Ozbaldy 50k is western Washington's only XC ski marathon. This year we are also offering a 10k distance for Juniors, in coordination with Momentum Northwest and Ellensburg Ski Team.

Distances
  50k freestyle (skate or classic) technique race
    Open to Senior and Master skiers (20 years and older)
  10k freestyle (skate or classic) technique race
    Open to Junior skiers (19 years and younger)

Start Time
  50k - mass start at 9:00 AM
  10k - mass start at 9:05 AM
Race cut-off times may be imposed, check on race day. Late finishing racers will be able to self-report their finish time for inclusion in race results.

First timer?
Challenge yourself and come out and try 50k. If you don't reach the full 50k, your results will be posted as to what you finished.

Location
North side of interchange at Cabin Creek Sno-Park, exit #63 on I-90, 10 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. Sno-Park permit and Washington State Grooming Sticker required to park. 1-day permits for purchase online. Racers may use the Kongsberger club cabin and waxing shed on race days.

Race Course
Course is on Kongsberger trail system (trail map) on US Forest Service land, north side of I-90. 50k race is five laps. Course generally follows the Road & Berg-Viking-Boundary loop trails. Check race course map in cabin on race day.

Cost
 50k
  Masters & Seniors: Early Registration: $30, Day of Race Registration: $40
 10k
  Juniors: Early & Day of Race Registration: $15
Early registration pricing valid until midnight Friday, March 3.
Day of Race pricing applies starting Saturday March 4.

Registration
Online registration is required for this race.
Click here to register online through Webscorer. Registration will remain open until 8:40 AM day of race.
Registration desk will be open from 7:30 to 8:40 AM in basement of Kongsberger cabin. Pre-registration is strongly recommended and requested.
We will help participants do online registration, if necessary, on race day at the cabin, and card payment will be required (No cash or check).
No refunds.

Juniors - Parent Waiver Required
Skiers under 18 years old must print out the Junior Waiver, have it signed by a parent or guardian, and hand it in to registration on race day. No exceptions.

Bib Pick-up & Return
Bib pick-up for all racers from 7:30 to 8:40 AM on race day in basement of Kongsberger cabin. Return bibs at finish line.

Feed Stations & Post-Race Food
Food for racers provided at start/lap/finish area. Feed and water station on course is stocked with water, Nuun (electrolytes but no calories), and Clif Shots. 50k is a grueling race - racers should carry any drinks or food needed during the race. Post-race hot food and beverages in cabin.

Awards, Medals & Prizes
Top 3 overall awards for each race given at post-race ceremony. Age group winners announced. Draw prizes at ceremony, must be present to win.

Results
Results will be available through the registration link during and after the race.

Lodging
Please check back later for Lodging options.

Non-Racing Skiers & Spectators
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 Lake Easton, Crystal Springs or Hyak) as Cabin Creek parking and trail use will be intensive from 9:00 to noon. As always, dogs are not permitted on groomed trails at Cabin Creek.

Thank you to all our Sponsors!

Questions?
Registration - email race secretary, Augustina Harper
Other information - email race director, Jonathan Loeffler

Last updated 02.15.2017