Day: July 31, 2011

Polar Bear Biathlon Club hosts Modified Pursuit Race on August 14th

August 14th will be the first non-sprint biathlon race ever hosted at McCauley Mountain.  This event will be a modified pursuit race, which means that there will be four shooting stops with five running bouts.  The course will travel over McCauley’s nordic trails.  As always all participants should be aware that these are not paved or graveled trails.  You should expect that there will be uneven ground with possible stones/rocks and roots on the course.  The race will start and finish in the parking lot opposite the range at McCauley Mountain.  There will be a walk zone at the range.  Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in each class with all competitors receiving a finisher ribbon.  No written results will be available at the race site, but will be posted on NY Biathlon and Polar Bear Biathlon websites that afternoon or evening.  Race time will be at 11 a.m. with registration at 9 and zero at 10.  A safety clinic will be offered before the race to any first time competitors.

Race entry fees will be $15 if pre-registered by August 13th with race day registration set at $25.  If you do not belong to a registered biathlon club there is a one day club membership fee of $5.  All competitors must be members of USBA for insurance purposes.  If you are not a member of USBA a one day membership is available for $10.