PO Box 2082, Seward, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States

Start Date

12/05/2022

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Activities: Virtual race

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Welcome or Welcome Back. 

Remember last two year's Seward Ski for Small Businesses and the Seward Ski for Grooming Equipment challenges? Well, this year we're doing it again but calling it the Seward Ski for Groomed Trails. SNSC is a community minded organization that is always looking for ways to share the magical fun of the great outdoors in the Seward/Moose Pass area. Even though "ski" is in the title, you can skate, snowshoe, bike or walk/run (on the far side of groomed trails) many of the weekly challenges. 

Why We Do This? Seward winters are tough and lots of us need a little motivation to get outdoors. Some of us like a challenge, mission, or simply winning a prize for our winter recreation efforts. After all, we all are winners for staying in Seward during the winter. You may learn about new places to skate/ski/snowshoe/bike/hike all while knowing you are supporting the SNSC. So let's take advantage of our spectacular mountains and open trails.

What?  A virtual 8 stage challenge with one week to complete each stage. Each stage will be a relatively easy classic Nordic ski, snowshoe, ice skate, bike or hike that would be appropriate for solo, any skill level. The event is simple. First, this isn't a sanctioned event. There is no entry fee. The trails are open to the public and there is no podium. The cost is free but there is a donation page. The Seward Community Foundation has donated $1000 to buying gift cards from local businesses that stay open in the winter. If you aren't already a Seward Nordic Ski Club member, please consider joining. The money is used to maintain the trails. https://www.sewardnordicskiclub.org/join

How?  Every week, starting Mondays, there will be a segment you complete. You don't need to ski/snowshoe/skate/bike/hike fast, you just need to complete it. It's about getting out, not going fast or far. Sure some of us are competitive and want to go hard, which you can do, but you will only be awarded with kudos. The segment along with the highlighted business will be announced Monday mornings on this event page and in an email to those registered.

Rules/Format:

All of us must maintain respect for health department recommendations and practices.  
Health guidelines may change at any time and we will act appropriately including stopping this activity.
If you feel sick, you shouldn't participant.
BE SAFE. Do not recreate recklessly and put yourself at greater risk of injury.  BE RESPECTFUL. Do not bike or walk/run in the middle of a ski trail. It make holes in the snow that are very difficult to manage on skis, and it adds to the workload of the volunteer groomers.

You must register for this event through RunSignUp (Free).
There is a donation page within registration, if you can't donate, that's okay.  You should still participate. Just pay it forward in whatever manner seems appropriate to you.  
You may register at anytime and complete as many stages as you'd like.
Check your email before each stage to find out what segment is unveiled. 
Ski, skate, snowshoe, bike, hike the segment during the designated time period, Monday to Sunday. 
Put your name down on the completion document (Completion Page) or email me (mlbarnwell@gmail.com) that you completed it and you'll get credit. Just do it before the the stage is over.
Selfie pic or video and recap on how your ski went is encouraged on facebook group, your instagram and on this website.
Segments will be varied. Most flat, some short, some long, some hilly.
Those that complete all the segments will be entered for the grand prize. Those that complete the first four stages will be eligible for a midway prize.
Obey all ski etiquette. Don't walk or bike in the middle of the trail, and pickup all dog poop.  
Prizes: Four $25 gift cards per week. Prizes will be randomly drawn for those that complete a stage, not the fastest stage time. Two $50 midway gift certificates and a $100 grand prize. This is ever evolving.New rules may be implemented at any time.  Segments, Stages and Featured Small Business (revealed the Monday mornings before each stage)

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