Prizing & Awards

Payak (February 26)

Awards will take place after each of the events. See the race day schedule for more info on times. Below is the prizing for the 2022 Payak (main event).

50 km Awards: Overall (male & female)

  • 1st place:  $500
  • 2nd place:  $400
  • 3rd place:  $300
  • 1st – 3rd:  medals or plaques
  • 4th – 6th:  ribbons
  • $50 Coast Outdoors gift certificate for IDEAL time (middle-of-the-pack skier)

25 km Awards: Overall (male & female)

  • 1st place:  $400
  • 2nd place:  $300
  • 3rd place:  $200
  • 1st – 3rd:  medals
  • 4th – 6th:  ribbons
  • $50 Coast Outdoors gift certificate for IDEAL time (middle-of-the-pack skier)

15 km Awards: Overall (male & female)

  • 1st – 3rd:  medals
  • 4th – 6th:  ribbons
  • $50 Coast Outdoors gift certificate for IDEAL time (middle-of-the-pack skier)

15 km Paranordic Awards: Overall (male & female)

  • 1st – 3rd:  medals

10 km Paranordic Sit Ski Awards: Overall (male & female)

  • 1st – 3rd:  medals

Payak Youth Awards: Ages 13-15 (male & female)

  • 1st – 3rd:  medals

Payak Youth Awards: Ages 16-17 (male & female)

  • 1st – 3rd:  medals

Payak Mini (male & female)

  • All finishers receive a cookie medal

Celebration of Life Awards (male & female)

Although medals are not being awarded in each five-year age category, we are still timing all racers, and will be posting those results for you to use as bragging rights! Results will be available on site post race, and forever on zone4.

Draw Prizes

We have over $8,000 in draw prizes. This year, we are pre-drawing a lot of prizes, simply because we have so much love to give! Check and see if your name was pulled, there will be lists up in the flex area at bib pickup. After the race come into the awards tent to collect your booty. Following each awards ceremony there will be a few name draws for the bigger prizes.

  • Salomon is providing $5,000 in jackets, bags, hydration packs, and gloves.
  • Fischer and Swix are rounding out the prize offerings with $3,000 in wax, bags, hydration packs and waxing tools.

Virtual Challenge (February 27 to March 6)

For the top distance skied overall during the week of the Payak Virtual Challenge, a $100 Coast Outdoors gift certificate will be awarded for each of males and females. To be eligible, skiers must record and upload data from Strava, Garmin or other app. Manually recorded information will not be eligible.

There will also be draw prizes for all registered skiers who ski and enter their results afterwards, either uploaded or manually recorded.

You must register in order to record your results and then be eligible for prizing. All awards and prizing for the Virtual Challenge will take place in a virtual ceremony. Details will be provided to all registrants.