2019 KELSEY’S RACE – "The beginning of a tradition!"
2019 marks the third year's running of the Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race. Kelsey was a fun-loving girl who was not too stuck on formality, so welcome to Kelsey’s Race – a unique format, multi-league, state wide, season-opening, fun event. This race is will be an annual event for years to come, inviting all Oregon racers to get their seasons started with a spirit of camaraderie, good sportsmanship, and cookies for years to come.
Join us for this race and ignite your passion for skiing and ski racing!
EMPHASIS ON FUN!
While it is natural to be competitive when running a race, that is not the intended goal of the Kelsey Sportsmanship Race. This primary goal of Kelsey's Race is to have fun! What could be more fun than racing in a costume and being served cookies all day long? Each team is asked to bring a dozen or two homemade cookies that will be distributed by the sportsmanship coordinators!
- Race Sponsor: The OISRA Sportsmanship Program
- Race Date: Saturday, January 5th, 2019
- Race Location: Mt. Hood Meadows, Stadium Chair
- Participants: All OISRA high school racers and all OSSA high school racers
- Race Format:
- Dual GS (NASTAR-like, 20 meter turns) courses. One for girls, one for boys
- Two timed runs
- Combined time results
- Places awarded for top 10 girls and top 10 boys
- Team awards to top 3 girls and top 3 boys teams
Start Order Deadline: Tuesday evening, 6 PM, January 1st, 2019Entry Fee:
- OISRA racers - FREE
- OSSA racer $10 (one-day participation fee)
Seed racers by their approximate ability (No varsity or JV designation)
Girls in one list, boys in another
OISRA coaches email start order for all racers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- OSSA racers must register online prior to Sunday evening, 6 PM, December 30, 2018. Go to "Provisional Skier On-line Registration" to register . The $10 participation fee is collected online.
- OSSA racers will be included in the start order only if they have registered online.
- The OISRA coach who is supervising the OSSA racers will send the start order for all OSSA racers in the email along with the start order for his/her own racers to: email@example.com by Tuesday evening, 6 PM, January 1st, 2019.
- OSSA racers will be seeded by gender and according to their approximate ability order.
- An OSSA coach may register as an OISRA Volunteer if they want to help at this event and be covered by OISRA insurance while they are helping.
- Go to "Provisional Skier On-line Registration" to register . Select the Volunteer button.
- Only those who are registered as Volunteers are covered by OISRA liability insurance.
- Early Load at 8:00 am (or 8:30, Meadows discretion) for course setters and start/finish workers
- Course Inspection: 9:00 am to 9:45 am
- Forerunners at 9:50 am
- First racers begin: 10:00 am
- A 30 minute course redress/maintenance between 1st and 2nd runs
- Second runs begin: 12:30 pm
- Awards Presentation: Immediately following the conclusion of all races, approximately 2:30 pm
All 3 leagues that train and race on Mt. Hood will share the course duties and officiating.
- Girls blue course - Hosted by Mt. Hood League
- Girls red course - Hosted by Metro League
- Boys blue - Hosted by Kelsey Committee, combined crew
- Red course - Hosted by Three Rivers League
Re-runs will be allowed at the sole discretion of the finish referee (in consultation with the start referee) in instances of interference or failure to capture a valid time.
- Bibs worn in racer fashion when inside the race arena
- Bibs turned in at the end of the second run (They will be used for many years).
- Missing bibs will accrue a $25 fee to be paid by the team to which it was issued.
COSTUME CONTEST & AWARDS
A costume contest will be encouraged with t-shirts given to the team exhibiting the most enthusiastic, team-spirited, costumes. Similarly, one boy and one girl will be chosen as individual winners of the costume contest. The costume contest will be officiated by the Sportsmanship League Leaders from the OISRA leagues.
Awards for race performance and the costume contest will be held outdoors approximately 30 minutes after the finish of the race, in or near the finish arena, with the use of an outdoor speaker system.