2021 KELSEY’S RACE – The Season Opener with Meaning
2021 marks the fifth year's running of the Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race. Kelsey was a fun-loving girl who was not too stuck on formality, so in her honor, we’re holding a fun race! Kelsey’s Race – is a unique format, multi-league, state wide, season-opening, fun event where every competitor will feel like a winner. Kelsey’s Race has been established as an annual event where racers will “get their racing legs under them” 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's Race. The 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 dress up in fun costumes – let your creativity fly – and bring a dozen or two homemade cookies that will be made available all day long for some serious cookie eating!
- Race Sponsor: The OISRA Alpine Division Sportsmanship Program
- Race Date: Saturday, January 9th, 2021 (Race has been suspended because of COVID restrictions)
- Race Location: Mt. Hood Meadows, Stadium Chair
- Participants: All OISRA high school racers
- Race Format:
- Dual GS (NASTAR-like, 20 meter turns) courses. One for girls, one for boys
- Two timed runs (Time and weather permitting)
- Combined time results
- Places awarded for top 10 girls and top 10 boys
- Team awards to top 3 girls and top 3 boys teams
- OISRA racers - FREE!
- Use Excel spreadsheet for Team Start Order Assignment
- 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: email@example.com
All racers, coaches and volunteers should check with the league you have registered with to determine any insurance coverages. Neither OISRA, the Alpine Division or Kelsey Race provides insurance specific to this race.
- Early Load at 8:00 am (or 8:30, Meadows discretion) for course setters and start/finish workers
- Costume contest 8:30 am to 9:00 am
- Course Inspection: 9:30 am to 10:15 am
- Forerunners at 10:20 am
- First racers begin: 10:30 am
- A 30 minute course redress/maintenance between 1st and 2nd runs (Notice: because of the change in the race venue, the second run will only happen if time and weather permits)
- Second runs begin: 12:30 pm
- Awards Presentation: Immediately following the conclusion of all races, approximately 3:00 pm
Race officials and crews from Mt. Hood League, Three Rivers League, and Metro League will share the course duties and officiating.
Girls blue course - Hosted by Mt. Hood League
- Girls red course - Hosted by Metro League
- Boys blue course - Hosted by special invitation Kelsey Committee, combined crew
Boys Red course - Hosted by
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
Costume contest participation is encouraged with gifts given to the top three teams exhibiting the most enthusiastic, team-spirited, costumes. Similarly, three boys and three girls will be chosen as individual winners of the costume contest. The costume contest will be officiated by the Sportsmanship League Leaders from the three host leagues.
Awards for race performance and the costume contest will be held in or near the finish arena approximately 45 minutes after the finish of the race. Lots of fun swag will be tossed into the waiting awards crowd!