E Load/E Mend XC Ottawa Duathlon Night Race: Thursday, March 4th.
By: Karl Saidla (2010/02/22)
E Load/E Mend XC Ottawa Duathlon
Come try a Pursuit at Night!
7pm, Thursday March 4th, 2009 at Nakkertok South
XC Ottawa will be hosting a race at Nakkertok Nordic Center sponsored by E Load energy drink E Mend recovery drink at 7pm on Thursday March 4th. The race format will be a pursuit.
How a pursuit (duathlon) works: there will be two continuous portions: one classic leg followed immediately by one skate leg. There will be a transition zone in between, where you exchange your skis and poles.
Pursuit (or duathlon) is a regular part of the Olympics and World Championships circuit and is becoming more popular at domestic and even local levels.
Come on out and try it!!! Don't worry if you don't have the special 'pursuit' boots-most people don't have them! Just use your skating boots. It makes the classic feel a little bit funny, but it's manageable.
Given that we will be using only the lit trails at Nakkertok, you can be sure that the loops will be short and (hopefully!) simple.
Location:Nakkertok Nordic Centre (Nakkertok South). Directions and maps at http://english.nakkertok.ca/driving-directions.
Pre-Race Day Registration: CLOSED
Race Day Registration, payment, and waiver signage: Registration will open at 5:00 pm and close at 6:30pm. Remember, ALL racers need to sign the waiver and pay entry fee at the race-site.
Entry fee:$10 per person if you register on line. $15 if you register at the race site. This race is open to everyone who wants to participate. Help us out by registering on line!
Prizes: Yes! From our generous sponsors including E Load sport drink, E Mend recovery drink and Fresh Air Experience.
(Classic and Skate)
Approx Start Time*
Midget and younger
4k (1 x 2.5km + 1X 1.5km)
Juvenile and older (incl senior and master)
9k (2 X 2.5km + 3X1.5km)