Buckwheat Ski Classic registration opens

Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Registration is underway for the 19th annual Buckwheat Ski Classic, to be held Saturday, March 26, north of Skagway.

The cross-country ski event - with 10-, 25- and 50-kilometer races - will take place along the South Klondike Highway at Log Cabin, British Columbia. There also will be a 5K kids race and a 5K snowshoe race at Log Cabin, and pre- and post-race events in Skagway.

The entry fee is $50 for all races except the kids race, which is $20 for children 12 and under. In addition to the race, entry fees include race-day breakfast and dinner, the post-race dance and a t-shirt. There is a $10 late fee for registrations received after March 16.

Entry forms and a complete race schedule are available on the Web at http://www.skagwaynews.com/BSCskirace.html.

Entry forms also are available at Foggy Mountain Shop in Juneau; Lutak Lumber in Haines; Mountain Shop in Skagway; and Coast Mountain Sports in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Completed forms may be dropped off at those locations, or mailed to Buckwheat Ski Classic, Box 478, Skagway, AK 99840.

The Buckwheat Ski Classic is a fund-raiser for the Skagway Ski Club, and traditionally draws more than 200 participants from Alaska, the Yukon and beyond. Volunteers are needed for a variety of race tasks, including race timing, aid station preparation and serving at breakfast and dinner.

For more information about volunteering or the race in general, call Buckwheat Donahue at 1-907-983-3988, or by e-mail infoskag@aptalaska.net.

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