Spook Night station sponsors needed

Spook Night station sponsors needed

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Join us! This fun family event is a favorite on the trails but we need sponsors for our trick-or-treat stations to make it happen. Sponsors can be a business, organization, school group, family or just a group of friends. We can’t promise the best weather but we can promise lots of traffic from appreciative young ghosts and goblins. Tsalteshi Trick-or-Treat Trail Sponsor Information: We are asking sponsors to provide: - Candy or other fun “treat.” - Decorations for an approximately 10 x 10-foot area. More area is available if you wish, just let us know! - Some sort of quick “trick” for the kids to do to get their “treat.” - Volunteers to run the trick, hand out treats and check to see if kids have registered by looking for…
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Tsalteshi Track Patch

Tsalteshi Track Patch

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Introducing the Tsalteshi Track Patch! Participate in at least three activities in one year — running event, biking event, skiing event or volunteering at Tsalteshi — to earn your 3.5x3.5-inch patch in December. Patches are free but must be a TTA member. Show off your TTA pride, and earn a new patch every year! Qualifying activities on the schedule so far: Skiing — Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program (youth participant or coach), Besh Cup, Ski For Women, Tour of Tsalteshi Running — Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra, Unity Run, Salmon Run Series Biking — Sprockets (youth participant or coach) Soldotna Cycle Series, Cyclocross Volunteering — Youth Ski, Sprockets, Besh Cup, Tour of Tsalteshi, Unity Run, Salmon Run Series, Soldotna Cycle Series, Cyclocross, Spook Night, trail maintenance
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Unity Run, July 16

Unity Run, July 16

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Please join us for the annual Rotary Unity Run, hosted with the Kenai River Rotary Club of Soldotna at Tsalteshi Trails. Help Rotary unite people around the globe to transform communities and solve problems. Proceeds from this family-friendly race will help finance local and worldwide projects (https://www.rotary.org/). This year's race will have 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer route options, as well as a 1-mile family-friendly option. All runners will have an opportunity to win door prizes from local businesses. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., with the race starting at 9:30 a.m. Online registration is open now! Registration is $25 for an individual or $50 for a family, with a $5/$10 discount for TTA or Rotary members. Members, use code "TTAMEMBER" while registering to receive the applicable discount. Hang around after the race for a…
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Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra

Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra

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5 p.m June 10-??? Run in the midnight sun! Complete a 4.167-mile loop an hour, every hour, around the clock, for as many laps as you can complete. The last runner to complete the loop in an hour wins. The winner of the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra receives a Bronze Ticket, which entitles them entry to the regional Tartarus Backyard Ultra in Spokane, WA, on July 30. That winner gets a Silver Ticket and proceeds to the national race. More information on Backyard Ultras here. Admission is $75. Only 50 slots available. Sign up today! Registration and more info on the Events page.
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Sprockets registration opens April 1

Sprockets registration opens April 1

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No fooling! Registration for the 2022 youth mountain biking program, Sprockets, opens at 6 a.m. April 1, and remains open until 80 slots are filled, or until April 15, whichever comes first. MISSIONDeveloping lifelong cyclists while building self-confidence, having fun, and playing outdoors. GOALSDemonstrate improved bike handling and safe trail riding skills while gaining self-confidencePractice proper trail etiquette and stewardshipDevelop a love of physical fitness through the lifelong activity of cyclingValue a connection to nature by exploring outdoorsCreate riding comradery, friendships and fond memories while having FUN! ELIGIBILITYOpen to youth ages 8 - 16 years old who are proficient in basic road/sidewalk bicycle riding skills. (Must be turning 8 in 2022.) Previous mountain biking experience is NOT required. LESSON DATES• June 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30• July…
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Besh Cup Jan. 15 & 16

Besh Cup Jan. 15 & 16

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Volunteers needed! Tsalteshi is hosting Besh Cup races Jan. 15 and 16 at the Skyview Trailhead, and we need your help! Besh Cup is the premier cross country skiing competition series in Alaska, used to select the Alaska Teams to the Junior Olympic National Championships. It’s a phenomenal opportunity for our young skiers, ages 10 and up, to get experience racing at a high level with a home-trails advantage. Besh Cup draws hundreds of skiers from around the state and it takes a small army to make the races happen. This is a great way to support the peninsula’s youth skiers. Please help! 70 volunteers needed Training provided, no prior experience necessary. Youth volunteers welcome. This is an outdoor event — dress accordingly. We will have warm-up sheds for our…
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2022 Tsalteshi Ski for Women

2022 Tsalteshi Ski for Women

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The 18th annual Tsalteshi Ski for Women is Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Skyview Trailhead. (Same day as that TV sportsball thingy... Don't worry, you'll be home in time for kickoff, if that's your jam.) Costumes encouraged (and rewarded)! Prizes for the first three finishers in the 5k skate and classic races and raffle prizes available for all. Register online in advance and save. Bib pickup is 9:45-10:45 a.m. Feb. 13, with the race starting at 11 a.m. The main event is for the ladies but guys can play, too — wear your feminine finery and ski in the Drag Race (make a donation at bib pickup, no preregistration necessary). Proceeds benefit a local charity serving women.
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2022 Tour of Tsalteshi

2022 Tour of Tsalteshi

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The fifth annual Tour of Tsalteshi is Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at the trailhead behind Skyview Middle School. A 40-kilometer freestyle race — two laps around the trails — starts at 11:30 a.m. A 20-kilometer race — one lap around the trails, with freestyle and classic divisions — starts shortly thereafter. New this year is a 20-kilometer fat-tire bike event, in partnership with Cook Inletkeeper, starting at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the first three men and women finishers in each race and raffle drawings will be available to all participants. Awards will be given at a post-race party starting at 3 p.m. at Kenai River Brewing in Soldotna. Discounts are available for early registration, TTA members and members of neighboring ski clubs. The first 150 to register…
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Embrace the Brrr — film fest and annual meeting Dec. 11

Embrace the Brrr — film fest and annual meeting Dec. 11

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Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold its annual membership meeting and screening of the 2021-2022 Backcountry Film Festival, "Embrace the Brrr," from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 in the conference rooms at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. and films starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free for Tsalteshi members and $20 for nonmembers. Renew or start a membership now and get in free! Admission includes one free beer or root beer from Kenai River Brewing, with additional beverages available for purchase. Find out what's new at the trails, heard from Board of Directors candidates and celebrate winter with the BFF! Check out the trailers here: https://winterwildlands.org/backcountry-film-festival Contact info@tsalteshi.org for more questions or more information.
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Tsalteshi Tree Ski

Tsalteshi Tree Ski

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Help Tsalteshi brighten up winter with the Tsalteshi Tree Ski! We're looking for volunteers to sponsor and decorate trees on the Moose Loop by Skyview Middle School. Provide your own decorations, decorate your tree by Dec. 17 and take them down after Jan. 8. Tsalteshi members will vote for their favorite tree and the winner will get a Viewer's Choice Award. All TTA members who vote for their favorite tree will be put in a raffle for prizes, as well. Businesses, organizations, families, friends, groups of complete strangers who happen to like holiday decorating — come one, come all! We've got small, medium and large trees available, with the tallest requiring something to climb on or a pole to place decorations — but don't worry, we're not assigning any 30-footers.…
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