For those of you that are interested in trying two different fun and exciting running biathlons, the Polar Bear Biathlon Club has what you are looking for! Our first race will take place on June 22nd at McCauley Mountain Ski Center in Old Forge, NY. This will be a modified pursuit race with four shooting stops and five 1 km laps. It will be a prone, prone, standing, standing format. There will be both competition and sport classes with prizes for the first three in each class. The entry fee will be $20 for pre-registered competitors and $25 for those that wait for day of race entry. The course will be almost entirely on the Nordic trails on site, with rolling hills, but no Alpine terrain. It can almost be called a flat and fast course, almost! Registration can be done on skireg.com. As of today registration is open and ready to go.
You can also register for our August event which will be a sprint race. This will be located at the Adirondack Woodcraft Camps on August 24th. A sprint race is a three lap race, each about 2 km, with two shooting stops. One prone and one standing. Sport classes will shoot prone for both stops. The fees will be the same as those listed for the June race. The race course at the Woodcraft camps is flat and fast! The course will be on woods roads and camp trails! Any questions, please fee free to contact the race organizer, Carl Klossner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both races will have registration, bib pick up at 8:30, with zero beginning at 9:00 and race start at 10:00. There will be a beginners safety clinic given as needed. If you want to give these races a try, but do not have a rifle, we will have limited loaner rifles there for day of race use. You may end up sharing with another competitor! We hope that you will come out and join us for these two fun events!