Zak Cup Series

NENSA Zak & Club Cup Series

The NENSA Zak Cup Series brings together NENSA’s traditional Zak Cup age group series and the Club Cup Series into a single series of events featuring some of New England’s finest citizen races. All events that are part of this series  are scored for Club points, with all participants earning at least one point for their club. Only one distance on each day is scored for the Zak Cup to ensure the best head-to-head competition within age groups.

The Zak Cup is a race series focused towards masters skiers. New England Master skiers participate in a season-long series to determine the best skiers in each five year age group over 30. The Series is named after Vlastimil Zak, who died unexpectedly when he went through the ice on Squam Lake, New Years Eve, 1979. Zak’s enthusiasm and dedication to our sport lives on in the Zak Series. Questions about the series can be directed to Justin Beckwith.

2018 Zak Cup Schedule

Dec. 10 – Quarry Road Opener
10km Skate, mass start
Waterville, ME

Jan. 6 – Gunstock Nordic January Thaw
12km Skate men, 8km women, individual start
Gunstock, NH

Jan. 7  – Stowe Nordic “Crosscut Classic”
10km Classic, mass start

Jan. 15 – Geschmossel
15km Classic, mass start
Bretton Woods, NH

Jan. 20 – White Mountain Classic
NENSA 1-Day Club Championship

30km Classic, mass start
Jackson, NH

Jan. 27  – Craftsbury Marathon
48km for M1-M6, 32km for M7+ Classic, wave start
Craftsbury, VT

Feb. 4 – Trapps Eastern Cup Day 2
10km women/15km men Skate, mass start – separate Masters Wave
Stowe, VT

Feb. 10 – Bretton Woods Marathon
21km Classic, mass start
Bretton Woods, NH

Feb. 11 – Mt. Washington Cup
10km Skate, mass start
Bretton Woods, NH

Feb. 24 – Bogburn
13km men, 7km women, Classic, interval start
Pomfret, VT

Mar. 10 – Flying Moose Classic
22km, mass start
Bethel, ME

Mar. 11 – Mansfield Nordic Skiathlon
3x2km Classic & 3x2km Skate, mass start
Craftsbury Outdoor Center, VT

Mar. 24 – Craftsbury Spring Fling
30km for M1-M6; 15km for M7+ Skate, mass start

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2018 Club Cup

March 25 – New England Club Relay Championships
2 x 5km Classic, 2 x 5 km Skate Relay – Craftsbury, VT