Information

Course Maps

Cross Country Courses

21 km XC map XC Sprint Relay map

Biathlon Courses

Biathlon Sprint Course Biathlon Relay map

Eligibility

The championships are open to all athletes. You must be a member of NYSSRA or NENSA to compete in the cross country races. Those who aren't members may purchase a membership for the day. To compete in the biathlon races you must be a member of the USBA or Biathlon Canada, membership for the day may also be purchased for those without membership. There will not be a safety clinic for the biathlon race, thus all athletes competing in biathlon must have completed the safety certification prior to the championship event.

Registration Deadline

Entries received after Friday February 19, 2010 must include a $10 late fee. All entries are due no later than 6:00 PM Thursday February 25, 2010. There will not be day of race registration available.

Race Formats

XC 21 KM Freestyle – NYSSRA Champions Cup Race: Skiers will complete a 21 km (7 km for J2) course utilizing any technique. Wave starts by class. All athletes must finish no later than 5:00 PM, anyone who doesn’t meet this deadline will be listed as DNF. Awards will be given in J2, J1, OJ, Senior, and all Masters categories.

XC 3  X 3 KM Relay – NYSSRA Club Championship Relay: NYSSRA Sanctioned clubs may enter teams of 2 or 3 to ski race. The first two legs will be classic and the third leg is freestyle. If a team consits of only two athletes, one athlete must ski legs 1 and 3, and the other athlete skis leg 2. Clubs may enter as many teams as they wish. Scores will count towards the NYSSRA Nordic Club Series. Teams may also be composed of unaffiliated skiers, these teams will be eligible for medals, but will not be included in the scoring for the Club Series. Awards will be given in Mens and Mixed categories.

Biathlon Sprint: Sprint format race, two shooting stops and penalty loops for misses. All athletes must finish no later than 12:00 PM, otherwise they will be listed as DNF. (Field Limit 60) Awards will be given in Boy/ Girl, Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters, Grand Masters, and Novice categories.

Biathlon Relay: Teams of three athletes will compete in two divisions, club and sport. Each NYSSRA Biathlon Club may enter a maximum of two teams in the club relay. All other athletes will be placed in three pools (by %-back). Sport teams will be chosen by random draw and will comprise of one athlete from each of the three pools.

Ski-O: Championship determined by club or team that accumulates the most points during the event: one point for every club member who at registration declares his club membership and goes on to complete the course in his/her age group; one additional point for each unique age group class in which the club has finishers. In addition if a participant from your club places first in her/his age group your club gains 3 points; 2 points for second place and one point for third place age group finish. Groups include male and female youth (13 and under), scholastic (high school), open (under 40), masters (40 to 55), grand masters (over 55).

Relay Teams

It is the responsibility of the club presidents to select athletes for the relay teams for the XC Relay and the Biathlon Club relay. A separate from is available for submitting the relay teams. An up to date list of registered athletes and their club affiliation will be posted on the event website.

The event organizers will place unaffiliated athletes together in teams for the XC relay, and will select athletes at random for the biathlon sport relay. Relay teams must be submitted to the event organizer by 6:00 PM Thursday February 25, 2010.

Directions To the club

Click here for the mapquest location of the club. You can then enter your starting address for perfect directions. Coming from the East, the club is the second driveway after the hairpin turn (1.5 miles from the intersection of County Rt 7 and County Rt 10).