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2014 Forest Lea Freestyle Race, January 26th in Pembroke ON
By:  Alicia Berthiaume   (2014/01/06)


The Forest Lea Freestyle xc ski race is a cross-country skiing event open to all to celebrate the Forest Lea ski trails. We have a new section of trail in this year's course, with a fun downhill.The race also serves tohelp prepare our local high school ski teams fortheir racing seasonand to raise money for trail maintenance and club development. Funds raised atpast years' events were put towards trail improvement.

The Event:
There are several distances to choose from, open to all agesand all are 'freestyle' (i.e. open to either skate or classic techniques, but generally most folks skate). Race format will be mass start, one start per distance, with 5-10 minutes between starts. Schedule will be posted on-site race-day.There will be Male and Female categories/results for each distance.

All distances are approximate andwill be marked with coloured arrows.

10km (white trail)

8km (red)

6.5km (orange)

4.5km (blue)

3km (green) - generally suitable for 10-12 year olds

1.6km (2 laps ofsprint loop)- generally suitable for 7-9 year olds.

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 a cabin (no changerooms) butno running water so bring plenty of your own. There are two outhouses on site.

Spectators are welcome!


and bib pick-up: 9 - 9:30am (race day).

Racestart: 10am

There isone start per distance, with 5-10 minutes between starts.Schedule will be posted on-siterace-day.

Light snacks will be served post-race. Awardswill be presentedonce all the racers are finished and will be based on male/female results for each distance. There will be drawprizes toofor those who stick around! Thanks to Gearheads in Petawawa who are always very generous in supporting our event.

Resultswill be posted on the blog shortly after race day.

PRE-REGISTRATION/PAYMENT online (zone4.ca) only (no race day registration)or in person at GEARHEADS ski/bike shop(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 25th at NOON.


All events = 15$

(Note: there is a small additional fee applied by Zone4 to processtransactions)

More info

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

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

On our localski shop: http://www.gearheads.ca

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