2013 NYSSRA Championships/ NY Biathlon Championships

Information on the 2013 NYSSRA Chmpionships/ NY Biathlon Championships which will be held at the club Saturday March 9, 2013 through Sunday March 10, 2013



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 is through skireg.com. Registration fees will increase by $5 on February 17, and again on March 3. There will not be day of race registration available. All banquet tickets must be purchased in advance.

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 4:30 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 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, 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.

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 March 9.

Saturday March 9

  • 10:00 AM – Biathlon Sprint
  • 1:30 PM – XC Freestyle distance race
  • 6:00 PM – Awards Banquet

Sunday March 10

  • 10:00 AM – Biathlon 3 x 6 km relay
  • 1:30 PM – XC 3 x 5 km freestyle relay


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