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Registration is Now Open for the 2012 Gatineau Loppet
By:  Gatineau Loppet   (2011/11/29)



Only a few days left to benefit from 40% discount offer

Gatineau, November 29, 2011 – The snow has made an appearance, and ski enthusiasts are already getting their equipment ready. It’s time to prepare for the biggest cross-country ski race in Canada: the 34th Gatineau Loppet. This year again, we expect more than 2,500 skiers from Canada and elsewhere on February 17, 18 and 19 to take part in the 51, 31, 16, 10 and 5 km races in Gatineau Park.

An event designed for one and all!

The world’s elite skiers will be coming to Gatineau to take on our local champions in the Gatineau hills. But the Loppet is also a chance for everyone to challenge themselves at their own level: experienced skiers on the 51 and 31 km, as well as beginner skiers and young competitors on the 16, 10 and 5 km. And of course the kids, who will get to do the Mini 2 km Sport Échange Outaouais with their parents. Now is as good a time as any to set yourself the challenge of participating in a race this coming February!

The Gatineau Loppet Weekend Program

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ø The Ski Show opens

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ø 51, 31, 16 and 5 km classics

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ø 51, 31 and 10 km freestyle and Sport Échange Outaouais 2 km Mini

The starting and arrival area and the Ski Show will be located at Mont-Bleu high school, 389 boul. Cité-des-Jeunes. The Ski Show will provide the opportunity to find some good deals and to learn about new techniques from local retailers.

40% discount!

Sign up for the Gatineau Loppet before December 1, 2011 to take advantage of a 40% discount off the registration fee! This puts the price of a 51 km race at $85 instead of $130, and the price of a 16 km race at $28 instead of $43. This would be a good time to register through the Gatineau Loppet Web site!


All information about registration, trails and activities are posted on the Gatineau Loppet Web site, at:




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François Demers

Communications Director

Gatineau Loppet

819-778-5014, extension 27


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