Flint Hills ski races start this weekend

FAIRBANKS-The 18th Annual Flint Hills Resources Alaska Town Race Series is slated to start this weekend. The Fairbanks Youth Sports Season Opener will kickoff the season.

Any one from pre-school age on up can take part in the cross country skiing races.

They'll start on Saturday at 11 am on the Jim Wisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill. All students are free to race.

There will be 1/2 K races for kindergarten kids to fourth grade. 1 1/2 K races will be for fifth and sixth graders. Seventh and eighth grade kids will do the 2 1/2 K course. The high school and adults will race the 5Ks starting at 12:45.

Nordic Ski Club Members are $10 and adults are $15.