Feb 162018

Register for the 2018 NYSSRA Champs/ NY Biathlon Champs

Register before Monday and save on your entry fer for next weekend’s races. We  encourage you to register this weekend so that we can give an accurate estimate of the number of attendees to the caterers for the banquet.The banquet will feature Chicken Marsala and baked ziti, with veggies, roles and strawberry shortcake. Entry to the event will include one raffle ticket, raffle prizes will be awarded at the banquet and include Toko HF 134 (helix spray wax), ski poles,  scrapers, Toko kick wax, and roller ski tips.

Currently there is a lot of snow on the ground at the club, but if If we are forced to cancel the event due to weather, all participants who prepaid will be given refunds. Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

Day of Race Registration will not be available.


Saturday February 24

  • Biathlon Sprint –  10:00 AM (zero at 9:00 AM)
  • Great Sacandaga Mini Marathon – XC 21 km Free – 1:00 PM
  • Awards Banquet – American Legion, Rt 9N, Lake Luzerne – 6:00 PM

Sunday February 25

  • Biathlon 3 x 6km Relay – 10:00 AM (zero at 9:00 AM)
  • XC 3 x 5 km Freestyle Relay – 1:00 PM


The championships are open to all athletes. You must be a member of NYSSRA 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 is through skireg.com. Registration fees will increase on February 19. There will not be day of race registration available.

If you plan on attending the banquet, you must purchase your banquet tickets in advance.

Race Formats

XC 21 KM Freestyle – NYSSRA Champions Cup Race: Skiers will complete a 21 km (7 km for U16) course utilizing any technique. Wave starts by class. All athletes must finish no later than 4:30 PM, anyone who doesn’t meet this deadline will be listed as DNF. Awards will be given in U16, U18, U20, Senior, and all Masters categories.

XC 3  X 5 KM Relay – NYSSRA Club Championship Relay: NYSSRA Sanctioned clubs may enter teams of 2 or 3 to ski race. All legs are 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, 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.

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 prior to the awards banquet on February 24.


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