Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race

Everyone is invited to test their limits on the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's trails with the 6th annual Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race, Sunday, October 8, 2017, part of our annual Oktoberfest celebration. Racers can choose between a running or mountain bike race, each with two shooting stages. Novices will race in a wave start format; 6k for running and 7k for biking. All levels of ability are welcome: Craftsbury 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.

Race Info:

Course maps are available: mountain bike, running.

The stadium will be a hub of activity during the shootout. While we'll go over traffic in greater detail on race day with all the participants, here's some description as to how the traffic will flow during racing:

Mountain Bike Biathlon Stadium Description:

Expert Race: Racers approach stadium and leave bikes in the "Bike Dismount Zone". Racers WALK to a rack in the middle of the range to retrieve a gun and then proceed to an open point on the range. When done shooting racers return their gun to the rack and WALK back to their bikes. Racers exit by passing above the range, completing all penalty laps before heading out for another lap.

Novice Race: Racers approach stadium and leave bikes in the "Bike Dismount Zone". Racers WALK directly to a point where their gun will be waiting for them. When done shooting, racers leave their gun at the point and WALK back to their bikes. Racers exit by passing above the range, completing all penalty laps before heading out for another lap.

Running Biathlon Stadium Description:

Expert Race: Racers approach the range and once they enter must WALK to the rack in the center of the range to retrieve a gun and then proceed to an open point on the range. When done shooting, racers return their gun to the rack and proceed out of the southeast side of the range. Racers then exit by passing above the range, completing all penalty laps before heading out for another lap.

Novice Race: Racers approach the range and once they enter must WALK straight to a point where their gun will be waiting for them. When done shooting, racers leave their gun at the point and WALK out of the southeast side of the range. Racers then exit by passing above the range, completing all penalty laps before heading out for another lap.
 

Schedule:

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
12:00 - Awards
12:30 - Lunch at Craftsbury

We'll be giving awards for both the mountain bike and running races in the expert and novice 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.
 

Registration

Register early - only 60 spots are available for the novice race! Registration will be online at Skireg.com or day-of at the Outdoor Center. Race entry fees are:

Craftsbury Houseguests race FREE (Lodging starts at $95/person/night, including all your meals - more info below)

Race only:

$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

 

Other Weekend Activities and Lodging

The Singletrack Shootout is just one of the activities at Craftsbury October 7 & 8 - come on up and make a weekend of it! On Saturday afternoon, there will be the always popular Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge, a team endurance adventure challenge meant to test the brains and brawn of all participants as they complete a series of checkpoints on the Center's trails. There will also be a Community Open House on Saturday afternoon, where participants can try mountain biking or biathlon for free. On the evening of the 8th, the Center will host an autumn-themed Harvest Dinner in the Activity Center. 

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!