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2012 Alaska Ski For Women

The Alaska Ski For Women at Kincaid Park is the largest women-only cross country ski event in North America. Brian emceed it for his third year. Traditionally, it's held on Superbowl Sunday.

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    The sun was just starting to light up Kincaid Park at 9am when I arrived for the Alaska Ski For Women. I took this photo while heading to the announcer booth.
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    Many volunteers were busy on the track and at the chalet. It takes a lot of work to run the largest all-women cross country ski event in North America.
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    Here we have the first wave of the Duathlon ready to go. I took this photo from the booth. See the glass reflections.
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    My partner in crime, Alice Knapp, co-emceed the event. She is a librarian with the Anchorage School District and an active ski enthusiast. Everyone thinks she's great!
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    Participants at the ASFW must have either a partner or be one a team (to motivate each other). Each year, the costumes are amazing and fun.
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    ASFW helps to race money to fund local organizations that help stop violence against women and children, such as AWAIC.
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    Skijoring: a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog (or dogs) or a motor vehicle...and in this case, a Mom dressed like a dog.
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    LOOK! IT'S THE BLACK EYED PEAS!! There's Fergie and Will I. Am, and...and...and the other guys. Maybe I can get an autograph.
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    FYI, the "other guys" in the Black Eyed Peas are Taboo and Apl de Ap. FYI, these are Rubik's Cubes. It is easier to solve a Rubik's Cube than to figure out why someone chooses the name Apl de Ap.
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    Loved this costume...wait for it... Pirates of the Carrot-bean!! AAARRRRR!!! Feel free to email your ASFW photos to me at brianross@clearchannel.com
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    Robin Kornfield of ASFW with Senator Mark Begich (who helped give out awards and start the Party Wave) and KTUU's Jackie Purcell who helped me judge the costumes. A fun event for all and a great cause!