OSCR 50k, 20k, & 10k
PLAN NOW FOR THE 40TH OSCR, SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022
OSCR, western Montana's premier sufferfest, is officially back from the semi-dead this season with all its challenges intact. In response to popular demand (as well as a fair amount of whining), and to celebrate OSCR's 40th birthday, we are reverting back to the one loop, counter clockwise, Rice Ridge 50k course in 2022. Remember: the only constant in OSCR is change so don't expect to be coddled every year. We plan to have food and awards post-race, but the venue will be the trailhead to avoid the confined space of the community hall where we have traditionally shared viruses and bacteria in the past.
The OSCR (pronounced Oscar) originally stood for "Ovando to Seeley Citizens Race", because those two towns were the starting and ending points. The OSCR evolved into an annual race starting at the Seeley Creek Trails and and looping up across Rice Ridge for the 50k event. In the early 1990s there was a contest to come up with a name that fit the traditional acronym but better reflected the new race course. Today the OSCR acronym stands for "Over Seeley's Creeks and Ridges."
The OSCR tradition is that of a point to point skate or classic marathon. Today it is a 50k skate race using either a single or double loop format incorporating the adjacent snowmobile trails along with our Nordic trails to create a challenging endurance event.
People come from many states to ski the OSCR. In the late 1980's the OSCR organizers started a 25 km race, and later added a 10 km race on the same day. With the advent of the local youth ski program we have also initiated a 5k event for young skiers. On OSCR race day some of the racers from the early years still come and ski, ring the cow bells, and cheer on new and long standing participants. After the race there is a chili feed and awards ceremony.
Pre-registration is required. Due to COVID there will be no registration the day of the race.
See results from Competitive Timing (2016-2020, 2022) here.
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Seeley Lake Lodging:
Double Arrow Lodge - 677-2777 • 800-468-0777
The Lodges on Seeley Lake - 677-2376 • 800-900-9016
Rich Ranch - 677-2317 • 800-532-4350
Tamaracks Resort - 677-2433 • 800-447-7216