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Race Notice: The E Load and E Mend Pursuit Race is coming up!
By:  Kyla Vanderzwet   (2012/01/17)


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eLoad/eMend XC Ottawa Duathlon is Back!
Come try a Pursuit Race!!

XC Ottawa will be hosting a race at Nakkertok Nordic Centre (Nakkertok South) on Sunday, January 22nd. The race format will be a pursuit.

What is a pursuit race? A pursuit race is comprised of 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. If you don’t have pursuit boots (most people don’t), just use your skate boots for both portions of the race. Pursuit (or duathlon) is a regular part of the Olympics and World Cup 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!

Course: Check www.xcottawa.ca for course maps soon.

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

Registration:  This race is open to everyone who wants to participate.

Register at zone4.ca for only $15.

Day-of registration is $20 (CASH ONLY), and will take place between 8:30and 9:30 am on race day.  To avoid a last minute rush, all athletes are highly encouraged to register in advance, online.  Draw prizes will be given to those who register in advance!

Race Day Bib Pickup: Bib pickup will start at 8:30am.

Event Information

Age Category

Total Distance
(Classic and Skate)

Approx Start Time

13 and under*

3km (2x1.5km)



5km (2x2.5km)


17 plus

10km (4x2.5km)


*Age as of December 31, 2011.

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

Questions? info@xcottawa.ca


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