Next weekend's Tustumena 200 sled dog race on the Kenai Peninsula and Saturday's high school cross-country ski race at Service High both pulled the plug on Friday.
Victims of a January false breakup, both events were looking at wet trails instead of snowy ones.
Officials of both events didn't their best to stay afloat, as it were. The Tustumena looked at various trail alternatives and the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage thought it had saved its race by moving it from Kincaid Park to higher elevations, but there is water, water everywhere.
"We just don't have the snow and way too much water in the hills to put together a quality race," Tustumena 200 race director Tami Murray said in an email.
It's 48 degrees. In January. In Alaska.