Young, old turn out for Ski Your Age

From left to right, Reid Rauch, Ellis Lorentz, Sawyer Johnson, Wylder Johnson, Selma Johnson, Renn Lorentz and Che Lorentz celebrate at the Ski Your Age event held Dec. 26, 2020 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Lila Johnson)

From left to right, Reid Rauch, Ellis Lorentz, Sawyer Johnson, Wylder Johnson, Selma Johnson, Renn Lorentz and Che Lorentz celebrate at the Ski Your Age event held Dec. 26, 2020 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Lila Johnson)

Each year, a number of outdoor enthusiasts take to the snow to see if they can ski their own age in kilometers. This year, changed as it was by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, was no different.

Held last Saturday at the Lookout Mountain Trails off Ohlson Mountain Road, Ski Your Age drew out a number of people spanning the age range from young to not so young.

While the event is traditionally for skiing, former Homer High School cross-country ski coach Alison O’Hara and Caleb Rauch paddled Rauch’s age (and more) via kayak from the Homer Spit to Petersen Bay, to China Poot Bay and back to the Spit, according to an email from Amy Stonorov.

The full results, provided by Stonorov, are as follows:

Skied their age

Katie Miller, 30k

Jaclyn Arndt, 30k

Mike Gracz, 61.1k

Thorey Munro, 31k

Kathy Sarns Irwin, 60.3k

Zoe Stonorov, 18k

Sadie Gibson, 7k

Linnea Gibson, 5k

Reid Rauch, 11k

Ellis Lorentz, 11k

Renn Lorentz, 6k

Che Lorentz, 8k

Selma Johnson, 5k

Wylder Johnson, 8k

Sawyer Johnson, 15k

Paul Kuras, 25k

Aurora Waclawski, 22k

Derek Bynagle, 39k

Johannes Bynagle, 12k

Etta Bynagle, 10k

Mathilde Bynagle, 5k

Fred Williams, 43k

Skied their age and more

Denver Waclawski, 101k

Oceana Wills, 31k

Anna Williams, 55.4k

Hannah Stonorov, 18k

Ierland Styvar, 36.1k

Ethan Styvar, 36.1k

Jody Goodrich, 33.5k

Tara Schmidt, 35k

Skied 100k minus their age

George Matz, 21k

Gary Dickerson, 34k

Ruth Dickerson, 36.5k

Fred Dickerson, 43k

Anna Williams, 55.4k

Tara Schmidt, 35k

Skied “It felt like twice my age”

Richard Burton, 15k

Marylou Burton, 20k

Family Totals

Dickersons total, 203.9k

Gary Dickerson, 34k

Ruth Dickerson, 36.5k

Fred Dickerson, 43k

Anna Williams, 55.4k

Tara Schmidt, 35k

Waclawski Total, 168k

Denver Waclawski, 101k

Paul Kuras, 25k

Aurora Waclawski, 22k

Michelle Waclawski, 20k

Goodrich Total 100k

Jessica Goodrich, 33.5 k

Patrick Goodrich, 33.5 k

Jody Goodrich (14 yrs), 33.5 k

Bynagle Total, 66k

Derek Bynagle, 39k

Johannes Bynagle, 12k

Etta Bynagle, 10k

Mathilde Bynagle, 5k

Gibson Total 33.5k

Sadie Gibson, 7k

Linnea Gibson, 5k

Rachel Lord, 16.5k

Ben Gibson, 5k

Other participants who just got out and enjoyed the day

Lynn Temple, 36.5k

Janna Davis, 5k

Jacob Davis, 5k

Katie Davis, 5k

Lila Johnson, 1.5k her age, but led a group of kids

Gird Harrald, 20k

Sara Barrowcliff, 10k

Heather Beggs, 10.5k

Jessie Cashman, 13.5k

Martin Schuster, 39k (not skiing, he ran on the Caribou Lake trails)

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