Besh 1 & 2 Fairbanks Information – Start Lists Posted Besh 2

Sunday Start List and Schedule

Besh 2 Startlist

Besh 2 Schedule

Sunday Race Information

Being that the race will no longer be held on the Senior Nationals course in Anchorage, the Sunday format will revert to that of the original Besh Calendar format, which is a mass start freestyle race.

Bib Pickup at Rikke’s Roadhouse

  • 9:15am – 1:00pm

Race Day Registration at Rikke’s Roadhouse

  • 9:15am – 10:00am

Saturday Start List and Schedule

Besh 1 Start List

Besh 1 Heat Schedule

Besh 1 U12-U10-U08 Heat Schedule

Summary of the Competition Committee Meeting – Please view the Updated Besh Cup Format & Distance Calendar

Saturday – The U16 skiers will ski with U18+ skiers.

  • The top 30 skiers go on to main brackets (quarter/semi/final).
  • U16 skiers who place in the top 30 will ski in the heats with U18+ skiers.
  • The first 12 U16 skiers outside of the top 30 will go to U16 semi final, then, B Final & A Final.
  • The first 6 U18/U20 skiers outside of the top 30 will compete in a Bonus Bracket Junior Final which will take place between the last semifinal and the B Final of the U18+ heats.

Sunday – The U18+M skiers will ski 15K in a mass start format.

Weekend Course & Stadium Maps The U16 Saturday course/distance change will be reflected here.

Spectators – Foot traffic only. No skiing please.

T-shirts will be available at bib pickup for all U08/U10/U12 skiers and all skiers who registered for the six-race series.  A limited number are available for purchase.

Once again, THANKS to Rebecca Rorabaugh for designing the T-shirt and to ConocoPhillips for its generous sponsorship of the shirts. Thanks to Jolly Roger Incorporated for printing. BIG thanks to Susan Faulkner for always making the shirts happen!

For those skiers registered for all six races, but were unable to attend Besh 1 & 2 due to the venue change, your T-shirt will be waiting for you at Besh 3 & 4!

The main area of the Birch Hill building will be open until 4pm on Friday. After that it is closed for a private event; but restroom facilities are available. Read this as – please make sure your gear is not left in the big upstairs room of the main building after 4pm.

The warming hut is always open. The gate to Birch Hill closes at 10pm (both Friday & Saturday).

Visit TRAX Outdoor Center on Friday from 5pm-8pm for their Besh Bash! TRAX Outdoor Center is donating a portion of their weekend sales to Cross Country Alaska.

Saturday Race Information

Bib Pickup at Rikke’s Roadhouse (the usual cabin next to the stadium area)

  • U14 and older 8:15am – 11:00am
  • U08/U10/U12 8:15am – 1:00pm

Race Day Registration at Rikke’s Roadhouse

  • U14 and older 8:15am-9am SHARP – races begin at 10am
  • U08/U10/U12 Noon – 1pm – heats begin 2pm (approximately)

USSA memberships (annual only is the choice – $15 for general) must be done online with USSA prior to registration.

  • Qualification Races Begin (U14 and older) – 10:00am
  • Sprint Heats – Noon (approximately)
  • U08/U10/U12 Sprint Heats (One qualification heat and one final heat) will begin immediately following U14 A Final heats.

Sunday Race Information

Being that the race will no longer be held on the Senior Nationals course in Anchorage, the Sunday format will revert to that of the original Besh Calendar format, which is a mass start freestyle race.

Bib Pickup at Rikke’s Roadhouse

  • 9:15am – 1:00pm

Race Day Registration at Rikke’s Roadhouse

  • 9:15am – 10:00am

USSA memberships (annual only is the choice – $15 for general) must be done online with USSA prior to registration.

Races will begin at 11am and will commence in the following order:

  • U18+M
  • U18+F
  • U16M
  • U16F
  • U12/U14M
  • U12/U14F
  • U08/U10/U12
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