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Forest Lea Freestyle xc ski race Jan. 29th, 2012
By:  alicia   (2012/01/13)



The Forest Lea Freestyle xc ski race is a cross-country skiing event open to all to celebrate the Forest Lea ski trails. The race also serves to help prepare our local high school ski teams for EOSSA and to raise money for trail maintenance and club development. Funds raised at last year's event were put towards trail improvement.

The Event:
There are several distances to choose from, open to all ages and all are 'freestyle' (i.e. open to either skate or classic techniques, but generally most folks skate). Race format will be 2 racers per start @1 minute intervals. There will be Male and Female categories/results for each distance. For high schoolers: notes regarding EOSSA distance/course are below, based on category).

10km (white trail)

8km (red trail) - note: this is also EOSSA Sr. Men's course

6km (orange) - note: this is also EOSSA Sr. Women & Jr. Men's course

4km (blue) - note: this is also EOSSA Jr. Women's course

2.5km (green) - generally suitable for 10-12 year olds

800m - generally suitable for 7-9 year olds.

All race routes will be marked with coloured arrows.

The Location:
Forest Lea Trails are located at the end of Forest Lea Rd., West of Pembroke (between Pembroke and Petawawa). Exit south off Hwy. 17 onto Forest Lea Rd, travel 5 km to end of pavement. Drive time is 1.5 hr from Kanata or Mattawa.


There is no running water so bring plenty of your own. There are two outhouses on site.

Spectators are welcome!

Time: The Race clock will start at 10am and start lists will be posted on site the day of the race. Race bib pick-up will be open around 9am on race day.

Awards will be presented once all the racers are finished and will be based on male/female results for each distance. You must be present to win one of our drawprizes. Thanks to Gearheads in Petawawa who are always very generous in supporting our event.

Times will be posted on the blog shortly after race day.

PRE-REGISTRATION/PAYMENT only (no race day registration) ...online (www.zone4.ca) or in person at GEARHEADS (www.gearheads.ca). This is a volunteer run event and all proceeds support the Forest Lea Trails and the PAXC ski club. Registration closes Saturday, Jan 28th at 2pm. Waivers to be signed at bib pick-up on race day.

Please sign a waiver when you check-in on race day. Thanks!


All events = 10$

(Note: there is a small additional fee applied by Zone4 to process online transactions)

More info

On xc skiing in the Ottawa Valley: www.paxc.blogspot.com/

On the Forest Lea Trails & the Enduro: http://forestleatrails.blogspot.com

On our local ski shop: http://www.gearheads.ca

Video from last years race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud5-dUnaTvQ&feature=player_embedded

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