Run Rover Run 5K Cannicross Race
Sep
8
11:30 AM11:30

Run Rover Run 5K Cannicross Race

Join the Anchorage Skijor Club  for it's yearly  kick off event! Come run with your dog around the  5K Mize Loop at Kincaid Park. 

Registration is from 11:30 AM-:12:00 PM  at the lower parking lot at Kincaid.  

Race Starts at 12:30 Pm.

Fee:  $15 members, $20 nonmembers  *Check and cash only please. 

Membership Costs: $15 individual members, $20 family membership 

One dog per runner please. Also, dogs need to be wearing their leash and connected to their human (for example: Dogs can be attached to a skijor linea and attached to a human who is wearing a harness) .  Dogs need to be up to date on their vaccines to participate. 

Men & woman’s class available. There will be a junior class available if there are 5 participants.


Check our webist or the ASC Hotline 349-WOOF (9663) for up to date information! If you have any questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org. 


 

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End of the Season Potluck!
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

End of the Season Potluck!

We hope you can join us  for an end of the season potlluck to celebrate a pretty good skijoring season! 

Guess what? 49th State Brewery will be providing beer! Yay and Thank You! 

Where will we be gathering?  Skijor club members Alison McCarrey and Bruce Welkovich have offered to host. Their address is 2412 Leary Bay Circle. 

When:  Saturday April 13th, starting at 6 P.M.

What should a bring? A dish to share please!

It has been a really fun season and we hope to see you at the potluck! 

Any questions: email us at contact@anchorageskijorlculub.org

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Skiquinox 5k 1 dog or 2 dog Race
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

Skiquinox 5k 1 dog or 2 dog Race

Skiquinox Annual 1 and 2 Dog 5k Skijor Race

Registration: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM at the Hillside Trailhead behind Hilltop Ski Area

Race Talk and Bib Draw: 6:30 PM

Race Start Time: 7 PM

Tour: 5 minutes after the last 5k goes out

Classes: One-dog and Two-dog (Two dog teams need to wear a neckline.)

Race Fee:  $35 Trail Tour Fee: $10 -- ASC Membership Required. +$5 for nonmembers. Yearly membership fees are $15 for individual, and $20 for a family. We take cash and checks, but not credit cards, at the race venue. Participants may join Anchorage Skijor Club at the event. Please Bring Cash or Check.


As always, touch base with our website www.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Canceled:  Show & Go, Goose Lake
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Canceled: Show & Go, Goose Lake

The Show and Go schedueld for March 13th is canceled.

A show and go is an informal get together to skijor as a group. This allows skijorers to practice skijoring and for the dogs to learn socialization, following, overtaking and head-on passing. This event is great for all skill levels.

Come on out for a sociable evening skijor. We will meet at the Goose Lake parking area (Paddle Boat Cafe) off UAA Drive.

We look forward to seeing you there. Don't forget your poop bag and your headlamp!

Contact: Bill Cole

As always, touch base with our website www.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Anchorage Tour: Bicentennial Park
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Anchorage Tour: Bicentennial Park

  • Campbell Airstrip Trailhead Anchorage, AK, 99507 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cost: Free

Anchorage Tours are an informal gatherings to skijor as a group. This allows skijorers to practice skijoring and for the dogs to learn socialization, following, overtaking and head-on passing. This event is great for all skill levels.

Look forward to seeing you there. Don't forget your poop bag!

Contact: Bill Cole

Where/When: Meet at Campbell Airstrip Parking Area by the Bridge.

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Kincaid Classic Annual Race
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Kincaid Classic Annual Race

Kincaid Classic Race

Location: Kincaid Park, either on the Mize Loop or Snowmaking Loop.

*We could still use a few voluneers to help us set-up the race course. If you are avaiable email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org for more details.

10K 1 and 2 dog event will be followed by the very fun 5K 1 dog Le Mans Mass Start. There is also the opportunity to do a 5K tour after the races.

The stadium provides a good opportunity to watch the start and finish. In the past we have had over 20 people participating in the Mass Start. Come skijor a trail that you normally are not allowed to skijor on.

Remember, if you don't want to race, you can ski the race course  at the end of these events!

Cost: $35.00 plus $10 each additional race (Check and Cash only)

11:00-11:30 - Registration for 10k (1 dog and 2 dog)

11:45 - 10k  Race Talk

11:00-1:00 - Registration for 1 Dog 5k Lemans Start

12:15 -  Start 10k Race (1 and 2 Dog)

Between 1:15-1:30  - Race Talk for 5k Lemans start

Between 1:45-2:00  -  5k Lemans Start

Tour - 5 minutes after last 5k goes out

Temperature: No race if temperature is -5F or less. (We may still have a tour option at cold temps. Check Facebook, Website and Woof Line for updates.)

As always, touch base with our website www.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Show & Go, Kincaid Park
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Show & Go, Kincaid Park

Meet up at the Raspberry Parking Area on the north side of Raspberry Road going into Kincaid Park

Cost:  Free

Come on out for a sociable evening skijor. The parking area/trailhead is about ½ mile into the park on your right as you drive in. The lighted, multi-use trail extends for approximately two miles, allowing for about a four mile run out and back if you go both directions from the trailhead. The trail rolls and climbs from the park entrance to the stadium/Ski Chalet area. It’s not too steep, with breaks in the climb and descent.

Raspberry Road Trail is great place to run your dogs after work on these short, mid-winter evenings. We look forward to seeing you there. Don’t forget your poop bag!

A show and go is an informal get together to skijor as a group. This allows skijorers to practice skijoring and for the dogs to learn socialization, following, overtaking and head-on passing. This event is great for all skill levels.

Contact: Bill Cole

As always, touch base with our website www.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Rescheduled!  Anchorage Tour:  Coastal Trail
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

Rescheduled! Anchorage Tour: Coastal Trail

Location: Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Cost:  Free

Anchorage Tours are an informal gatherings to skijor as a group. This allows skijorers to practice skijoring and for the dogs to learn socialization, following, overtaking and head-on passing. This event is great for all skill levels.

Look forward to seeing you there. Don't forget your poop bag!

Contact: Bill Cole

Where/When: The Coastal Trail at the Water Treatment Plant. The parking lot is on the right hand side a hundred yards after the Point Woronzof overlook area.

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Line Making Party
Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

Line Making Party

Selling skijor lines is our main fundraiser that helps to pay for race permits and NSAA Grooming Fees (100 per Kilometer). We had a fun and productive line making party last Spring! We look forward to a jolly and productive evening. 

Please don't feel like you need any prior experience at this! We are having a pot luck, so just bring a dish to share!  Clair Doughtery will be hosting (and making chili!) Her address is 6822 Serenity Drive. No RSVP is necessary. Thanks!!!

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Beginner's Clinic
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner's Clinic

Cost: $25 (Please Bring Cash or Check)

Anchorage Skijor Club's skijor clinics are held twice each winter and are usually well attended.  Each clinic begins at 10am with an hour-long classroom discussion at Alaska Mill Feed and Garden Center, followed by an outdoor session.  Topics covered include choice of dog, training the dog, commands, dog harness fitting, canine nutrition, skijor equipment, trail etiquette, passing and skijoring technique.

Clinic participants should be able to ski (skate is preferred) in order to enjoy the outdoor portion of the clinic. ASC can loan attendees skijoring belts, bungees, harnesses and with prior arrangement, even dogs.

Registration is at the clinic, starting at 9:30.  No need to preregister.  Fee for the clinic is $25.  (Attendees are offered a $10 discount on club dues if they join the club at the clinic.)   Minors' legal guardians must sign consent at the clinic.  (Checks are preferred and we accept cash as well.)

The location of the outdoor portion will be given at the clinic.  If we are unable to do the outdoor portion, a raincheck will be given.  We will try to provide another announcement via email and our Facebook page regarding the outdoor portion.

Call the WOOF line (349-WOOF) for last-minute info.

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Show & Go Location changed to Kincaid!
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Show & Go Location changed to Kincaid!

A show and go is an informal get together to skijor as a group. This allows skijorers to practice skijoring and for the dogs to learn socialization, following, overtaking and head-on passing. This event is great for all skill levels.

Come on out for a sociable evening skijor. WE ARE NOW GOING TO MEET UP AT THE RASPBERRY TRAIL PARKING AREA AT KINCAID.

We look forward to seeing you there. Don't forget your poop bag and your headlamp!

Contact: Bill Cole

As always, touch base with our website www.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Beginner's Clinic
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner's Clinic

Cost: $25 (Please bring Cash or Check)

Anchorage Skijor Club's skijor clinics are held twice each winter and are usually well attended.  Each clinic begins at 10am with an hour-long classroom discussion at Alaska Mill Feed and Garden Center, followed by an outdoor session.  Topics covered include choice of dog, training the dog, commands, dog harness fitting, canine nutrition, skijor equipment, trail etiquette, passing and skijoring technique.

Clinic participants should be able to ski (skate is preferred) in order to enjoy the outdoor portion of the clinic. ASC can loan attendees skijoring belts, bungees, harnesses and with prior arrangement, even dogs.

Registration is at the clinic, starting at 9:30.  No need to preregister.  Fee for the clinic is $25.  (Attendees are offered a $10 discount on club dues if they join the club at the clinic.)   Minors' legal guardians must sign consent at the clinic.  (Checks are preferred and we accept cash as well.)

The location of the outdoor portion will be given at the clinic.  If we are unable to do the outdoor portion, a raincheck will be given.  We will try to provide another announcement via email and our Facebook page regarding the outdoor portion.

Call the WOOF line (349-WOOF) for last-minute info.

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CANCELED:  Show & Go, Kincaid Park
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

CANCELED: Show & Go, Kincaid Park

If we happend to get substanially more snow before Wednesday evening on the Kincaid Mulituse trail we may reschedule at the last minute....please check on Facebook for updates!

Meet up at the Raspberry Parking Area on the north side of Raspberry Road going into Kincaid Park

Cost:  Free

Come on out for a sociable evening skijor. The parking area/trailhead is about ½ mile into the park on your right as you drive in. The lighted, multi-use trail extends for approximately two miles, allowing for about a four mile run out and back if you go both directions from the trailhead. The trail rolls and climbs from the park entrance to the stadium/Ski Chalet area. It’s not too steep, with breaks in the climb and descent.

Raspberry Road Trail is great place to run your dogs after work on these short, mid-winter evenings. We look forward to seeing you there. Don’t forget your poop bag!

A show and go is an informal get together to skijor as a group. This allows skijorers to practice skijoring and for the dogs to learn socialization, following, overtaking and head-on passing. This event is great for all skill levels.

Contact: Bill Cole

As always, touch base with our website www.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Event Planning Party Tuesday, August 7, 6PM, at 49th State Brewing Company!
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Event Planning Party Tuesday, August 7, 6PM, at 49th State Brewing Company!

When ASC hosts races there is a great deal of behind-the-scenes planning.  We very much need our members help with planning our 2018/19 winter race calendar. Some logistics we will be starting the process for include...

*Obtaining permits for races.

*Contacting donors for prizes.

*Finding volunteers to help our events run smoothly.

You do not have to be experienced in any of these areas to help...just wiliing and reliable! The more we can divide up the work the better. 

Thank you 49th State Brewing for providing a fun location where we can meet! We will be meeting in the Private Dining Room upstairs. Just let the hostess upfront know that you are with the Anchorage Skijor Club. 

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2018 International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) Symposium at UAA, June 22-24
Jun
22
to Jun 24

2018 International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) Symposium at UAA, June 22-24

This year the Chugiak Dog Mushers will be hosting the ISDRA conference this year at UAA Gorsuch Hall.

The symposium is Saturday, June 23, from 8:30-5:30 at UAA Gorsuch Hall.

Cost is $50.00 (Limited spots remaining.)

Included in the conference is a symposium with a number of great speakers and topics including:

-Lameness 101 with Dawn Brown, DVM

-Biomechanics of the canine skeleton in regards to harnesses, Jerry Vanek, DVM

-Race Marshaling 101 with Janet Clarke and Mike McCowan

-Genetics of Sled Dogs, Heather Huson, PhD Cornell University

-Expeditions with McKenzie Huskies

-Winning the Iditarod with Mille Porsilde and Joar Leifsoth Ulsom.

-Finding and Retaining Sponsors in the Digital Media Age, with Michael Buzinski

-George Attla’s ACHLL program bringing sleddogs into the school system and village communities.

Lots of great vendors too!

NonStop Dogwear, DC Harnesses, Annamaet Pet Foods, TOGO traction Rigs, SledDog Systems Sleds, Highs Adventure Gear.


For more information and registration go to.... https://www.chugiakdogmushers.com/isdra-conference.html

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Line Making Party April 20th!
Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Line Making Party April 20th!

Linemaking Party to Raise Funds for the Skijor Club Friday April 20th! 

We need help with the club's main source of fundraising.  We have a large order of skijor lines that we need to fill.  You don't need experience at making skijor lines, we can show you what to do while you socialize with other skijor minded friends.

Food will be available and you can bring a dish to share if you would like.  Bring your own drink if you want something specific.  Please come even if you aren't bringing any food.  There should be plenty.

The event is hosted by club member Becky Voris:
Date:  Friday April 20th.

Time:  5pm to 9ish! We will keep working until we are finished.  Arrive at any time and stay as long as you want.

Location:  6670 Round Tree Drive, Anchorage, AK. 

Home phone:  243-5234 if anyone needs extra help to get there.

 

 

As always, touch base with our website www.anchorageskijorclub.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans).  You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF.

 

 

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Skiquinox (Hillside) 5K Race
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Skiquinox (Hillside) 5K Race

The Skiquinox is On! See you tonight on the Hillside! 

 

Registration: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM at the Hillside Trailhead behind Hilltop Ski Area

Race Talk and Bib Draw: 6:30 PM

Race Start Time: 7 PM

Tour: 5 minutes after the last 5k goes out

Classes: One-dog and Two-dog (Two dog teams need to wear a neckline.)

Race Fee:  $20 Trail Tour Fee: $10 -- ASC Membership Required. +$5 for nonmembers. Yearly membership fees are $15 for individual, and $20 for a family. We take cash and checks, but not credit cards, at the race venue. Participants may join Anchorage Skijor Club at the event. Please Bring Cash or Check.


As always, touch base with our website www.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Show and Go - Sand Lake
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Show and Go - Sand Lake

A show and go is an informal get together to skijor as a group. This allows skijorers to practice skijoring and for the dogs to learn socialization, following, overtaking and head-on passing. This event is great for all skill levels.

Come on out for a sociable evening skijor. We will meet at the Sand Lake Elementary School parking area off of Jewel Lake Road.

We look forward to seeing you there. Don't forget your poop bag and your headlamp!

Contact: Bill Cole

As always, touch base with our websitewww.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Bob Toney Memorial Chugiak Chinook Race: 10K, 5K, and Tour
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Bob Toney Memorial Chugiak Chinook Race: 10K, 5K, and Tour

Bob Toney Memorial Chugiak Chinook Race

Beach Lake Ski Trails

Feb. 24th, 2018

Location: Beach Lake Ski Trails

We are currently looking for a few volunteers who will help us set up the trail for the race. Please email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org if you can help!

Meet at: The Beach Lake Chalet

Distance: 5k and 10k

Classes: One-dog and two-dog

Race Fee: $20, Tour Fee $10 (Includes $2 Muni Fee) (+5 for nonmembers)

Registration is from 11:00-11:30  for the 10k.

10k race starts between 12:00-12:15 P.M.

Registration for the 5k race closes at 1:00 P.M.

5k start between 1:30-1:45 P.M.

Awards: 2:30 P.M.

Tour start: after 5k Race.

 

Take the South Birchwood Loop exit off the Glenn Hwy and turn left to cross under the hwy towards Chugiak High School.  Go about 1/3 mile past the high school, the chalet will be on your left.

 

If you don't want to do the race but want to skijor on trails you normally are not allowed to skijor come do the Tour immediately after the 5K race. (Though your dog will run faster if you participate in the race.)

 

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Show and Go - Kincaid Park
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Show and Go - Kincaid Park

Meet up at the Raspberry Parking Area on the north side of Raspberry Road going into Kincaid Park

Cost:  Free

Come on out for a sociable evening skijor. The parking area/trailhead is about ½ mile into the park on your right as you drive in. The lighted, multi-use trail extends for approximately two miles, allowing for about a four mile run out and back if you go both directions from the trailhead. The trail rolls and climbs from the park entrance to the stadium/Ski Chalet area. It’s not too steep, with breaks in the climb and descent.

Raspberry Road Trail is great place to run your dogs after work on these short, mid-winter evenings. We look forward to seeing you there. Don’t forget your poop bag!

A show and go is an informal get together to skijor as a group. This allows skijorers to practice skijoring and for the dogs to learn socialization, following, overtaking and head-on passing. This event is great for all skill levels.

Contact: Bill Cole

As always, touch base with our website www.skijoring.org and Facebook to make sure the events are still taking place on the dates we had planned (Sometimes weather and venue availability can disrupt plans). You can also call our event line at 349-WOOF. If you have questions feel free to email us at contact@anchorageskijorclub.org.

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Bartlett Relay Race: Ski and Skijor relay teams
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Bartlett Relay Race: Ski and Skijor relay teams

  • Bartlett High School, Anchorage, AK (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Bartlett High School

Registration:   11-11:45

Race Start at Noon

Format: Relay Race with Skier, then 1-dog Skijor Team

Distance: 4km for each lap

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR 2  VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US SET UP THE COURSE AND 2 VOLUNTEERS TO HELP TAKE DOWN THE COURSE. WE CAN ALSO USE ONE VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT OUR TIMERS.  

IF YOU CAN HELP OUT PLEASE EMAIL US AT CONTACT@ANCHORAGESKIJORCLUB.ORG. THANK YOU! 

Fee: Race $15 per person (additional $5 for nonmembers), Tour $10 per participant. Muni fee is already included in the cost. Please bring check or cash. 

Join us for our relay race at Bartlett High School. This great event has the first leg as a mass start for skiers. The skiers do a 4K loop and then tag off to a skijorer to do the 4K and finish the race.

Grab a friend to do the skiing or skijoring or ski the first 4K, grab your dog and ski the 4K again. It's a great opportunity to see how much faster you ski with your dog.

This is your only chance of the year to skijor on these trails.

If you don't want to race you can participate in the tour afterwards and go on the trail. (Though the racing is better, your dog will run faster.)

Wanna become a member? Anchorage Skijor Club Membership:

Individual Year $15,   Family Year $20

If you have any questions email us at:  contact@anchorageskijorclub.org
Check the Woof line or our website for last minute updates 349-W00F

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Beginner's Clinic
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner's Clinic

Anchorage Skijor Club's skijor clinics are held twice each winter and are usually well attended.  Each clinic begins at 10am with an hour-long classroom discussion at Alaska Mill Feed and Garden Center, followed by an outdoor session.  Topics covered include choice of dog, training the dog, commands, dog harness fitting, canine nutrition, skijor equipment, trail etiquette, passing and skijoring technique.

Clinic participants should be able to ski (skate is preferred) in order to enjoy the outdoor portion of the clinic. ASC can loan attendees skijoring belts, bungees, harnesses and with prior arrangement, even dogs.

Registration is at the clinic, starting at 9:30.  No need to preregister.  Fee for the clinic is $25.  (Attendees are offered a $10 discount on club dues if they join the club at the clinic.)   Minors' legal guardians must sign consent at the clinic.

 *PLEASE BRING CASH OR A CHECK, WE ARE NOT TAKING CREDIT CARDS AT THIS TIME

The location of the outdoor portion will be given at Goose Lake around noon.  If we are unable to do the outdoor portion, a raincheck will be given.  We will try to provide another announcement via email and our Facebook page regarding the outdoor portion.

Call the WOOF line (349-WOOF) for last-minute info.

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