Outdoor Center News
UPDATED: March 9-10: Spring Fling and Club Relay Championships
Last Updated: 09.Mar.2019
Saturday, March 9: This year the Craftsbury Spring Fling, our long-running spring freestyle mass start, will return to its tried and true 15k lap. The traditional course out Ruthie's inbound and backwards on Sam's and climbing back via Bailey Hazen ought to be in prime shape on race day. All categories, save for BKL, will start together at 10:00am. BKL will start slightly after noon.
Distances: 1 or 2 laps for both Spring Fling and BKL. Competing for NENSA Zak Cup points? Be sure to sign up for the 2 lap (30k) option, unless you're M7 or older (15k).
Day of race bib pickup and entries: Registration and bib pickup will be in the Touring Center, starting at 8:30am. Day race Fling entries are $30, BKL remains $5 for DOR. Distance changes will also be available at bib pickup.
Start time: 10:00am. If field size warrants, we may split into two waves. BKL starts a bit after noon.
Feeds: We will offer water and Gatorade in the stadium when you lap/finish. In an effort to reduce our waste and use of cups, we are not offering a remote feed, so we ask you to bring your own water bottle and snack if you want a feed in a place other than the stadium.
Timing and results: Bullitt Timing will be doing our race. Find Live Results here.
Post-race meal: Your entry fee does not include a post-race lunch this year, but our Touring Center Cafe will be selling their usual tasty options.
Find registration info at Skireg.
Fling BKL map (2017 map here, 2019 course still being finalized)
Sunday, March 10: New England Club Relay Championship 4 x 5k, 11:00am
Mansfield Nordic is hosting the third annual New England Club Relay Championship on Sunday, a perfect way to involve all club members in a fun and exciting event. The race format will be four legs of 4.6k (2 CL and then 2 FS, two laps of the 2.3k course per athlete). Each 4-person team will be in one of two age group categories. (<200 years of combined age of the four team members or >200 years of the combined age of the four team members) Teams must be all male, all female, or mixed with at least two women. There are no gender or age limits for BKL teams. Each official team must be from the same NENSA Club/team. Unofficial teams (unofficial: not from the same club/team) may enter as well, but will not score for the official club championship title. This event will be scored for the 2018/19 NENSA Club points.
Read more and register at Skireg.