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Objective: Gatineau Loppet. February 17-19 2012
By:  Karl Saidla   (2011/10/27)


Many of you have a thought in the back your mind. You’re thinking that maybe you’ll do the Gatineau Loppet this year. Maybe if you get in some consistent training this fall. Maybe if your relatives give you enough time over the holidays to get in a couple of serious missions to the Fire Tower. Maybe if work doesn’t get too busy in the new year.

It’s really so simple though. Get on with it already. Just go to the website right now. Register.... Done....Full commitment.... Oh yeah…..you know something will taste good when you’re finished.

So, on that note,

Important notice: You will spend LESS if you register NOW. You can do that here: www.gatineauloppet.com

This event matters for many reasons:

  • international event,
  • our backyard,
  • supports local skiing,
  • keeps you honest,
  • keeps you in shape,
  • big hills (up AND down)
  • no 2.5km loops
  • great scenery
  • unpredictable weather,
  • friendly faces,
  • party!
  • Penguin

51K Freestyle Elite Race Details:

Pierre Harvey, Bill Koch, Pauli Siitonen.. legends.  You are probably not one, but you can feel what they felt...right here in Gatineau Park.

Sanctioning: Cross Country Canada, results eligible for Canada Points List

Prize Money (men and women):

  • 1st   $1200
  • 2nd    $600
  • 3rd     $200

Elite skier accommodation opportunity:

A limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside to be provided free of charge to elite race skiers who demonstrate a realistic chance of finishing among the top 3 overall in the open men/open women’s categories, based on application. Accommodation will be offered for Friday and Saturday nights leading up to the event. For more information, and to apply, please send an e-mail to info@gatineauloppet.com before January 27, 2012 indicating the following:

  • Previous results in national level events 30kms or longer.
  • Your CCC, FIS, or other applicable racing license.
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