Alaska Ski for Women continues its mission at the 22nd annual FUNdraising event.We are already counting down the days until this year’s Alaska Ski for Women event! Last year over 800 women (and an additional 100 volunteers) of all ages made their way to Kincaid Park on Big Game Sunday to enjoy a warm, mostly sunny day of skiing, socializing, and supporting Alaskan non-profit organizations committed to improving the lives of domestic violence victims and their families. In total, these wonderful community members donated over $61,000! This money was granted to AWAIC, Running Free, YWCA, STAR, Catholic Social Services, and Seaview Community Services in Seward, who are all administering programs to support victims of domestic violence, as well as provide awareness and education to help stop the cycle of violence in Alaska.
There are four races scheduled for 2018: The Duathalon will start at 10:30 am, on an 8k (4.8 mile) course, timed. The skate race will start at 10:35 am and is 4k in length (2.4 miles), timed. The class race will begin at 11:00 am and will also be 4k, timed. Finally, the party wave will start at 12:15 pm and is 4k in length. For those that aren’t familiar with the race, the party wave is for those who are out to have fun on the trails, and is untimed. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 skiers in each of the timed events. The costume contest is the greatest part of the Alaska Ski for Women, where hundreds of women each year dress up in elaborate costumes. We encourage all of our participants to dress up and participate in the Mardi Gras of the North costume contest! Contest will take place from 11:30-12:00 pm. Amazing prizes will be awarded to the best team and best dressed individual.
There are 4 options to register for the 2018 Alaska Ski for Women event:
1) Sign up online now through January 31st – Sign Up HERE
2) Print and mail in your paper registration- Form can be found on the online registration page
3) Late registration takes place at Bib-pick up on Friday February 2nd at REI from 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
4) Race day late registration on February 4th from 9:00-11:00 am- Racers who sign up on race day can only participate in the untimed party wave event. There is a minimum suggested donation of $35.00 to participate, however we encourage participants to give generously, as 100% of the proceeds from the event are granted to nonprofit organizations that are working to help stop domestic violence.