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Junior Nationals 2023 Fairbanks

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Race day Spectator Parking

Limited parking is available at Birch Hill (2). Please consider carpooling from the Trax parking lot(1). There will also be a shuttle running on race days on the following schedule:
      3/13: Begin at 9:30am, end at 3:30pm
      3/14: Begin at 8:30am, end at 6:00pm
      3/16: Begin at 9:30am, end at 4:00pm
      Shuttle will run approximately every 15 minutes
There is also parking available just east of the main entrance (3). Continue around the traffic circle at the entrance gate and head east down Wilderness Drive about 100yards. There is a road heading off to the right which leads to a parking area with about 70 spaces. It is recommended that you have a 4WD or AWD vehicle to use this parking area as the entrance is a bit steep.
We will have parking attendants at Trax, Birch Hill entrance and the East lot.

Opening Ceremonies

What a great Opening Ceremonies!
Thank you to Pavva Iñupiaq Dancers, our MC Michael Angiak, UAF Provost Anupma Prakash, our featured skiers, Gus Schumacher, Aelin Allegood, JC Schoonmaker, Hannah Halvorsen, Logan Hanneman, David Norris, Tyler Kornfield, Sadie Bjornsen-Maubet, and Hailey Swirbul. A big shout out to Christina Turman for sending all athletes on their way with a fun, inspirational story!

Here is the video of the Alaskan athletes. A big thank you to Reese Hanneman of the Ophira Group for putting this together!

Parents and Visitors!!

We have information for you!
We have a goodie bag for you!

Have questions about Fairbanks? Looking for suggestions on where to eat? Need event information? Come visit our information table in the Bear Lodge lobby to get answers and pick up a goodie bag provided by Explore Fairbanks with a super cool northern lights themed buff and some coupons from local businesses.

  • Saturday, March 11: 10:00am – 14:30pm
  • Sunday, March 12: 10:00am – 15:00pm

Other opportunities to get your goodie bag

  • Saturday March 11 from 16:00-17:00pm @ UAF SRC (Opening Ceremony)
  • Race days at Birch Hill merchandise table.

And don’t forget to check out the JN Family Fun Packet.

Parent & Sponsor Mixer — Wednesday, March 15th, 6:00-8:00pm

We invite all visiting parents to join us for a Night at the Museum. While its unlikely the exhibits will come to life, we will serve food, beer and wine in the fabulous setting of the UAF Museum of the North. The museum exhibits will be open for viewing at your leisure, however food and drink must remain in the foyer. Tickets will be for sale at the Opening Ceremonies and at the merchandise table on event days. Limited space is available, so don’t wait to get your ticket.

Cost: $10