Cross Country

 
 
 
 

 

In addition to being a popular wintertime leisure activity, cross country skiing can also be highly competitive. Divided into two techniques, classic and skate, cross country (Nordic) skiing is known for being one of the most physically demanding, as well as enjoyable, sports.

For more information on cross country skiing, contact Larry Wilkinson at xc@eswgames.com

SCHEDULE

Friday, January 31

  • 1k Freestyle- Mass Start- Dewey Mountain Recreation Center
  • 2.5k Freestyle- Dual Starts – Dewey Mountain Recreation Center

Saturday, February 1

  • 5k/20k Classical – mass start by distance – Mt. Van Hoevenberg Biathlon Stadium
  • 200-meter Freestyle Sprint Championship Start –Mt. Van Hoevenberg location TBD
    • Women’s final
    • Men’s final
    • Women’s semi-final 2 (4 skiers top 2 advance)
    • Men’s semi-final 2 (4 skiers top 2 advance)
    • Women’s semi-final 1 (4 skiers top 2 advance)
    • Men’s semi-final 1 (4 skiers top 2 advance)

Sunday, February 2

  • 5k/7.5k- Freestyle  – Mt. Van Hoevenberg Biathlon Stadium

*All schedules are subject to change

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Scholastic: $50
  • Masters: $75

REFUNDS

There are no refunds of entry fees. While registering please double check the dates of compeition and qualification requirements needed to compete. In the case of a medical emergency, depending on the circumstances, a refund MAY be considered.

Any refund requests must be made in writing and sent to: Molly Mayer Event Director, ESWG, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946

QUALIFICATIONS

This Race is open to any skier at least 7 years of age as of Dec 31st 2019. NYSSRA uses the “U” age class system utilized by USSA. The "U" or "Under" replacing the "J" system for our competitive junior age groups. Age categories remain in two-year increments, and the classifications are the same, only the title changes. For example, 18-19-year old’s are now U20 (formerly OJ), 16-17 year old’s are U18 (formerly J1), and so on. Your Age Group is defined by your age as of December 31 of the race season.

Category Age as of December 31,  2019 Year of Birth
SCHOLASTIC DIVISIONS
U12
7-11 2012-2008
U14 12 or 13 2006 - 2007
U16 14 or 15 2004 - 2005
U18 16 or 17 2002 -2003
U20 18 or 19 2000 - 2001
MASTERS DIVISIONS
Sr
20 - 29 1990 - 1999
M1 30 -34 1989 - 1985
M2 35 - 39

1980 - 1984

M3 40 - 44 1975 - 1979
M4 45 - 49 1970 - 1974
M5 50 - 54 1965 - 1969
M6 55 - 59 1960 - 1964
M7 60 - 64 1955- 1959
M8 65 - 69 1950 - 1954
M9 70 - 74 1945 - 1949
M10 75 - 79 1940 - 1944
M11 80 - 84 1935 - 1939
M12 85+ 1934 and earlier

NYSSRA NORDIC/ESWG TourNADO

The top Male and Female Skier From each USSA defined age division who compete in the TourNADO events will be eligible for an additional ESWG medal as Tour Champion.  Skiers will have their NYSSRA points totaled for each of the three events, cumulative total will decide the Tour Champion in each age division. Skiers must compete in Sunday’s Final to be eligible 

Registration: for the NYSSRA Nordic/ESWG TourNADO is available at the Empire State Winter Games web site.  One price and one registration covers all three cross country skiing races. www.empirestatewintergames.com

Deadline for registering: 4 PM January 30, 2020.  There will be no late or day of registrations.

Awards: ESWG Medals will be awarded for both male and female in all USSA Age divisions beginning with U14 (age 12 as of Dec 31, 2017. Top three for the individual races and top one for the Tour-Nado Champions. Age class definitions can be found here.