Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race
Everyone is invited to test their limits on the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's biathlon range and trails with the 7th annual Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race, Saturday, October 6, 2018, part of our annual Fall Fest celebration. No biathlon experience necessary! Racers can choose between a running or mountain bike race, each with four shooting stages. We will also have a kids race, with 3 shooting bouts. Novices will race in a wave start format; 6k for running and 7k for biking. All levels of ability are welcome.
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center supplies the range, ammo, safety instruction, rifles and other equipment - you just have to show up with your running shoes or bike! The morning starts with a shooting and safety clinic for novices, followed by the expert's mass start race, also 6k running and ~7k biking, for racers with biathlon experience and their own rifle. After the expert's race, the novice race will start. As is the case with summer biathlon, all racers will rack their rifles when they leave the range - i.e. no running or biking with a gun on your back!
Course maps coming soon!
The stadium will be a hub of activity during the shootout. We'll go over traffic in greater detail on race day with all the participants.
8:00 - Day-of registration opens
9:00 -Several points open for expert's zero
9:30 - Novice Instruction and Safety Clinic
10:00 - Expert Race Start
10:45 - Novice Race Start
12:30 - Lunch and Awards at Craftsbury Outdoor Center
We'll be giving awards for both the mountain bike and running races in the expert, novice, and kids class, men's and women's (so chances are good that you will get a prize!). Lunch immediately following the race is included as part of your entry fee.
Race entry fees:
Craftsbury Houseguests race FREE (Lodging starts at $95/person/night, including all your meals - more info below)
$20/person for Craftsbury members (discount will be applied during checkout)
$25/person for all others
DOR entry will be available:
$25/person for members
$30/person for all others
Any questions please contact Biathlon@craftsbury.com
Other Weekend Activities and Lodging
The Singletrack Shootout is just one of the activities at Craftsbury October 6 & 7 - come on up and make a weekend of it! On Saturday afternoon, there will be a Community Open House, where participants can try mountain biking or biathlon for free. On the evening of the 6th, the Center will host an autumn-themed Harvest Dinner in the Activity Center. The following day, the Center will host an Orienteering Race, details TBD.
Lodging at the Center is available both Friday and Saturday nights starting at $95 per person per night double occupancy, and includes the race entry and all your meals. Stay both nights and your entries in all of the weekend's fun is included! Call 802-586-7767 to make your reservation.
We're going to post more information as the day draws closer, so stay tuned. Whether you're a first timer or an old hand at biathlon, hope you can join us for a great race this fall!