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OSCR 50k, 20k, & 10k
PLAN NOW FOR THE 42nd OSCR, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2024
We're back! OSCR 42 will be held the traditional last Saturday in January, 2024 at the Seeley Creek trailhead.
Again this year we'll be offering 50K , 20K, 10K and 5K Youth races. Unfortunately due to snow conditions we are not able to lay a classic track, but there will still be a separately timed category for 20K classic racers, so come on out! The 50K will be set on the one loop format.
Please Pre-Register by clicking black button above. Prices increase starting December 15, 2023. Race day registration/packet pickup will be available at the Yurt. If you choose to register the day of the race you are encouraged to bring your phone and use the RunSignUp app. to streamline the process. Racers who pre-register can pick up their race packets at MTCX, 517 S. Orange St., Missoula on Friday between 9:30am-5:30pm. We will have a great post-race feed/award ceremony with awesome raffle items at the community hall beginning at 2:00pm.
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.
See results from Competitive Timing (2016-2023) HERE.
Contact Info: OSCRDirect@gmail.com
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
OSCR 50K Course
OSCR 20K Course
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