Let's Stampede!



Jeff Hashimoto is the race director. Please contact him if you have questions about the Stampede or WNC or other race directorish questions. jeffhashimoto@gmail.com

Augustina Harper is the Webscorer organizer.  Please contact her if you have questions about registration. harperaugustina@gmail.com

In 2022, we received 292 Stampede registrations—the Stampede is KSC's most popular ski race! We want to engage the community of cross country skiers and especially young skiers.  There is a distance for everyone and we welcome your participation.  Register early so that you can get a spot in your preferred wave.

Kongsberger Ski Club has waived early entry fees for youth skiers (aged <20 years as of December 31, 2022).  This applies to the 0.5k, 1k, 2k, and 5k distances.  Free registration until January 26 at 5:59pm.


General Registration Info

  • Open since January 11, 2023; regular registration closes on January 26 at 5:59pm
  • $30 late registration fee applies to all late registrations beginning on January 26 at 6:00pm and closing on January 27 at 6:00pm

Approximate Wave Start Times

15k waves @10:30

5k waves @10:36 

2k waves @11:45 and 12:05

1k waves @12:25 

0.5k waves @12:40

Lollipops @12:55 (not time, no registration, no bibs)

Bib Pickup

  • From 09:30am-12:30pm, January 29
  • Will be located on the road next to Newton Stadium
  • Know your bib number before you line up for your bib. These are the ways:
    • Check the startlist that will be emailed to you by 6pm the day before the race 
    • Check Webscorer directly for the startlist
    • Use your smart phone camera to Scan the QR code that will be posted at the entry to the parking lot and at the ski trail as you arrive at Cabin Creek Road
    • Look up your bib number on the printed registration sheets that will be on sign posts as you enter the ski trails
  • Bib pick up lanes will be organized according to the last or only number on your bib
  • The lanes will have signs

• RED pickup line is for bib numbers ending in 0, 1, or 2
BLUE pickup line is for bib numbers ending in 3, 4, or 5
GREEN pickup line is for bib numbers ending in 6, 7, 8, or 9

  • There will be a lot of participants. Please be patient  with the volunteers and each other
  • 0.5k, 1k, and 2k racers, please consider picking up your bib after 10:30am.  We want to make sure that the early racers get their bibs on time.


If you have time, we would love it if you could volunteer and help us put on a wonderful ski race. Contact jeffhashimoto@gmail.com by January 27 if you’re interested in a volunteer opportunity

Trail Etiquette

The ski trails are open to everybody, not just participants in our ski race.  Please share the trails and be kind.  You might have to ski around other users of the ski trails; there is no need to shout at other race participants or trail users

"Standing on the start line is akin to announcing that I am going to show you the best I have, without excuses or explanations. Regardless of how good my best may be on any given day, there's purity in facing the challenge."  Laura Valaas