Biathlon Race Series

December 2019 – March 2020

Come race biathlon! We set shorter courses for novices and recreational racers as well as International Biathlon Union standard competitors. Biathlon races are exciting to watch or take part in so come give one a try! You can register online (preferred) or on race day.

Younger juniors, under age 13 and recreational novices ski an approximately 1000m loop and do not carry a rifle. Junior girls/boys and older usually race 6.0-12.5 km courses. Younger junior class shoot only from prone position; all others shoot both prone and standing. Competitor’s results are tabulated based on skiing time and shooting results by USBA class.

Register for the whole series by clicking on the button below, or register for individual races by clicking on the links in the schedule.

2019-20 Race Schedule

Event Date Zero Start
Race #1: Individual
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<13y/o Course Map: 700m, 3 shooting stages, all prone. ~3k
14-16y/o Course Map: 1.5k, 4 shooting stages, PSPS, ~7.5k
17+ Course Map: 2k, 4 shooting stages, PSPS, ~10k
Sun, Dec 8, 2019 12pm 1pm
Race #2: Sprint Course Maps
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Thurs, Dec 19, 2019 6pm 7pm
Race #3: Individual (AWG Trials)
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Race Schedule
<13y/o & AWG Youth Trial Course Map: 700m, 3 shooting stages, all prone. ~3k
14-16y/o Course Map: 1.5k, 4 shooting stages, PSPS, ~7.5k
17+ Course Map: 2k, 4 shooting stages, PSPS, ~10k
Snowshoe 12-14y/o Course Map
Snowshoe AWG Junior & Adults Course Map
Sat, Jan 4, 2020 11am 12pm
Race #4: Mass Start (AWG Trials)
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Race Schedule
<13y/o Course Map: 700m, 3 shooting stages, all prone. ~3k
14-16y/o Course Map: 1.56k, 4 shooting stages, PSPS, ~7.5k
17+ Course Map: 2k, 4 shooting stages, PSPS, ~10k
Snowshoe 12-14y/o Course Map
Snowshoe AWG Junior & Adults Course Map
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 11am 12pm
Race #5: Sprint Course Maps
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Sun., Jan 19, 2020 12pm 1pm
Race #6: Sprint Course Maps
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Here’s a new race at a new time for you biathlon enjoyment! Come with friends or join a team that needs a third this Sunday for our three person biathlon event.  Skiers will race  a 1.5k  course with two shooting stages that each use up to three additional hand-loaded rounds beyond the standard five shots. Penalty laps for any targets left open. Divisions will be two female/ one male,  two male/ one female, all male, all female. All teams will start together to see who overall  has their biathlon relay chops down!

To coordinate with the Anchorage Cup race, we’ll start a little later than usual. Zero will be at 1:15, Race will begin at 2:15. Bib pick up and day of race registration will be from Noon – 1 pm. Due to staffing restrictions on this event, there will be no bib hand out or registration beyond the 1pm deadline.

Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 1:15pm 2:15pm

Race #7: NSAA Biathlon State Championships Day 1: Sprint Competition
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700m Course Map
Sprint Course Map

Fri, Mar 6, 2020 6pm 7pm

Race #8: NSAA Biathlon State Championships Day 2: Real Time Pursuit
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700m Course Map
Course Map

Sat, Mar 7, 2020 12pm 1pm

We need your help on race days! Click here to see all the available slots for volunteers.

Fees

Category Individual Race Race Series Individual Race Race Series
  NSAA Member Non- Member
Youth (12 & Under) $20 $65 $25 $105
Student (13 -24) $25 $105 $30 $145
Adult (25+) $30 $135 $35 $170
Family (1 Adult AND 2 or more youth under 18) $35 $150 $40 $230
Daily Range Fee: $10 per day (not applicable if annual range fees paid)

NO REFUNDS for any reason, including race cancellation. Registration ends at 5pm the day before each race.

Race day registration is an additional $5.00 fee.

Race Format

There are six different formats to biathlon races:

Sprint Format: All athletes have individual starts. Sprints consist of skiing three laps and two shooting stages, one prone and one standing. One penalty loop (~150m) is skied for each miss immediately after the shooting stage.

Pursuit Format: The start list for a pursuit race is determined by the results of the sprint race. The winner starts the pursuit first, second place starts second, etc. Pursuits consist of skiing five laps and four shooting stages, two prone and two standing. One penalty loop is skied for each miss immediately after the shooting stage.

Mass Start Format: All athletes start together and ski five laps and have four shooting stages, two prone and two standing. One penalty loop is skied for each miss immediately after the shooting stage.

Relay Format: The relay format is skied by teams. Each member essentially skis a sprint race before tagging their team member. They ski three laps and shoot two stages and ski penalty laps for the misses. However in a relay, athletes have the opportunity to use six spare rounds (up to three for prone and up to three for standing) to try and hit all five targets.

Individual Relay Format: Individual Relays are formatted exactly the same as Relay Formats, except there are no teams. Each athlete competes individually.

Individual Format: All athletes have individual starts. Individual races consist of skiing five loops and four shooting stages; prone, standing, prone, standing. No penalty loops are skied, instead, one minute is added to the finish time for each miss.

Contacts

NSAA Office: 907-276-7609 or admin@anchoragenordicski.com