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Kongsberger Stampede
15k & 5k Freestyle Ski Races

5k, 2k, 1k & 0.5k Juniors Races

Sunday, January 29, 2023

 

The Kongsberger Stampede is the second of three Kongsberger Ski Club cross-country ski races this winter and the club's oldest race. The Stampede is a fun and approachable race for both new and experienced racers. Shorter distance races are also offered for juniors and kids.

The Stampede is also Race 4 of the Washington Nordic Cup. More info at wncup.org

RACE DETAILS

The 2023 Stampede 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.

Distances & Fees

 15k Stampede ♦ Freestyle (skate or classic) Technique
  Masters & Seniors: $35
  Juniors: $5
 5k Stampede ♦ Freestyle (skate or classic) Technique
  Masters & Seniors: $30
  Juniors: free early registration
 Juniors/Kids 2k, 1k, 0.5k ♦ Freestyle (skate or classic) Technique
  Juniors only: free early registration
 • Juniors are age 19 and younger (born on/after 1/1/2003).
 • Racers & coaches, contact the Race Director if you have questions.
 Stampede distances for WNC points:
  U16, U18, U20: 5km
  U12, U14: 2km
  U10: 1km
  U8: 0.5km
  Skiers who ski different distances (shorter or longer) will receive participation points but not place points.

Registration

 • Online Registration (Webscorer) closes 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 27.
    Early registration ends Thursday, January 26 at 5:59 pm (3 days before race).
    Late registration with $30 late fee begins Thursday January 26 at 6:00 pm, until
       registration closes Friday January 27 at 6:00 pm (2 days before race).

 • Register early to avoid late fee.
 • No day of race registration.
 • No refunds.

Bib Pick-Up & Start Times

 • Bib pick-up for all racers on race day begins at 9:30 am in the Stadium / timing shed area.
 • Mass wave starts (check Webscorer registration page for schedule updates):
   15k: three waves, starting at 10:30 am
   5k: men's and women's waves, starting after 15k
   2k: boys and girls waves, starting around 11:45 am
   1k: boys and girls waves, starting after 2k
   0.5k: boys and girls waves, starting after 1k
   Lollipop: at 12:55 pm, no timing, no bibs, no registration
   All start times are estimates, check on race day.
 • Return bibs at finish line.
 • No individual laps will be recorded.
 • Race cut-off times may be imposed. Check on race day.
 • Ski changes during race are not allowed.
 • If you have a question about the race, contact the race director.

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.
Parking is limited. Please consider car-pooling.
This event is provided under a special use permit from the US Forest Service.

Race Course

Kongsberger race course is on the Cabin Creek trail system (course map) on US Forest Service land, north side of I-90. 15k race is three laps, 5k race is one lap. Course follows the Berg-Viking-Boundary loop trails. Check race course map in cabin on race day.

Feed Stations

Food for racers provided at finish area. Water station on course is stocked with water and Nuun (electrolytes but no calories). 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

Top 3 mens and womens awards for 5k & 15k race.
Fantastic draw prizes!
Awards and draw prize ceremony at 11:35 am.
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 9:00 am to 1:00 pn. As always, dogs are not permitted on groomed trails at Cabin Creek.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email the Race Director Jeff Hashimoto@gmail.com, or
the race organizer harperaugustina@gmail.com. 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 1.11.2023