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2011 Eload/Emend XC Ottawa Duathlon at Nakkertok - MARCH 1ST 7PM
By:  Matthias Purdon   (2011/02/14)


The Eload Emend XC Ottawa Duathlon is Back! Come try a Pursuit at Night!

7pm, Tuesday March 1st, 2011 at Nakkertok South

XC Ottawa will be hosting a race at Nakkertok Nordic Centre at 7pm on Tuesday March 1st. 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. Last year's night pursuit was a resounding success and is an event you don't want to miss!

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.

Nakkertok Nordic Centre (Nakkertok South). Directions and maps at http://english.nakkertok.ca/driving-directions.


Online Registration:
Register at zone4.ca. Registration will close at 23:59 on Sunday February 27th. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

Race Day Bib Pickup:
Bib pickup will start at 5:30pm

Entry fee:
$15 per person. This race is open to everyone who wants to participate.

 Yes! From our generous sponsors including E Load sport drink, E Mend recovery drink and Fresh Air Experience.


Total Distance?
(Classic and Skate)

Approx Start Time*

Midget and younger

4k (1 x 2.5km + 1 x 1.5km)


Juvenile and older

(incl senior and master)


9k (2 x 2.5km + 3 x 1.5km)



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