Biathlon Races

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.

Click the “Register Online” button below to sign up for a race. Online registration is preferred. You may also download the race registration form and bring it with you.

NSAA Biathlon Race Registration Form -pdf

Race Schedule

Event Date Zero Start Results
Race #1: Sprint Sun, Dec 3, 2017 12pm 1pm
Race #2: Night Sprint Thurs, Dec 21, 2017 6pm 7pm
Race #3: Night Sprint Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6pm 7pm
Race #7: State Championships Day 1 Fri, March 2, 2018 6pm 7pm
Race #8: State Championships Day 2 Sat, March 3, 2018 Noon 1pm

Fees

Category Individual Race Race Series Individual Race Race Series
NSAA Member Non- Member
Youth (12 & Under) $17 $55 $22 $85
Student (13 -24) $25 $90 $30 $120
Adult (25+) $27 $115 $32 $145
Family (1 Adult AND 2 or more youth under 18) $35 $130 $40 $195


Late registration fee is an additional $5.00. 
NO REFUNDS for any reason, including race cancellation. Registration ends at 5pm the day before each race. 

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

Racing: Tom Grenier eagleeyes@anchoragenordicski.com