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PAXC Forest Lea Freestyle race Jan. 30th
By:  Alicia Berthiaume   (2011/01/13)


Distances (skate):

    • For ages 19 & over, the race distance is 10km, on rolling trails.
    • For high school aged skiers, the race distances reflect the OFSAA qualification race distances (8km, 6km, 4km), so this is a great way to prepare for the high school racing circuit. See http://paxc.blogspot.com/p/forest-lea-freestyle-skate-ski-race.html for more info on age categories and race distances
    • For ages 10-12 yrs, there is a 2.5 km course
    • For ages 7-9 there is an 800m course
    • Race format will be dual starts @ 1 minute intervals.

Registration: (pre-registration only!)

Useful Information:

    • Race start is at 10am
    • The clubhouse is small, so bring warm clothes for post-race mingling, potentially outside.
    • There is no wax hut, so come prepared to be self sufficient.
    • There will be hot soup and awards afterwards!

Take hwy 17 west to Forest Lea road (about 5 minutes, hwy driving, past the Pembroke 'IRVING Truck Stop'), turn Left onto Forest Lea road and go to the end (about 5km).