2019 Dawn Mt. Huckleberry Loppet, Golden B.C. Race Notice
Classic: Saturday, February 2, 11AM Skating: Sunday, February 3, 11AM
Location: Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre, 1695 Hector Trail Golden B.C.25 minutes from Golden, follow signs to Kicking Horse Mt. Resort and drive through the resort to turn right on Hector Trail. Golden is 1.5 hours east of Revelstoke, 2.5 hours west of Calgary, with good road conditions.
HOST CLUB: Golden Nordic Ski Club, Box 1991, Golden BC, V0A1H0.
www.goldennordicclub.ca Contact Race Secretary for info. email@example.com
RACE ENTRY: all entries must be registered and paid on line. Deadline Friday, 6PM Feb 1.
The exception is Special Olympics 1.5k and Chariots which can register on site. All Special O fees are $10 per event. Chariot drivers are $30 per person
DISTANCES, CATEGORIES: Age categories on the registration page, ages are as of race day.
CLASSIC: 1k, 2.5k, 5k, 10k, 15k, 30k. SKATING: 1k, 4k, 10k, 20k CHARIOT: 4k
Course maps will be posted at Dawn Mt. Chalet January 20. The courses are hilly!
Chief of Race: Jeff Dolinsky (jury)
Chief of Timing: Ross Prather (jury)
Chief of Results: Andrew Caldwell (jury)
Race Secretary: Joan Dolinsky firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief of Course: Jeff Dolinsky, Bruce McMahon
Chief of Venue: Bruce Fairley
Chief of Grooming: Erwin Perzinger
PARKING at Dawn Mountain: Please follow the directions given by the Parking Officials. LEAVE EARLY TO ALLOW FOR TRAVEL, PARKING and WAXING. You may need to ski or walk 200m from the parking area, as an individual skier.
WAXING: No waxing in the Dawn Mt. Chalet. Power cords can plug into the outside power boxes. Wax tents can be set up near the Chalet or stadium. Wax testing is allowed on the Lap Lane above the stadium until 15 min before starts.
BIB PICKUP: Pick up your bibs from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the Dawn Mt. Chalet on Race day.
START LISTS, RESULTS: please check the start list on Zone 4 prior to the event to ensure you are registered in the proper category. Changes can be made by contacting the race secretary prior to the registration deadline. Start Lists and Results will be posted just outside the Chalet.
AID STATIONS: An aid station will be placed with drinks, food and first aid at intervals of 10k or less.
NOTE: TOURING SKIERS MAY BE USING THE TRAILS DURING THE LOPPET. WE ASK THAT YOU SKI WITH COURTESY.
LUNCH: All entrants and volunteers will be treated to a hot, world famous buffet lunch. You must provide a ticket. Skiers who turn in their bibs will be given a lunch ticket. A lunch ticket is available for the public for $10 adults, $5 children.
LICENCE AND RULES: No Licence is required. CCC Rules.
1. NO SKATING IN THE CLASSIC EVENT. This policy will be enforced.
2. STARTS: Please line up according to your ability. Self-seeded start, faster skiers in front.
2.5k Classic: 10:50 AM Sharp right next to the Chalet
1k Atoms Classic: 10:52AM Sharp right next to the Chalet.
30k, 15k Classic: 11:00 am Sharp in the Stadium.
5k, 10k Classic: 11:02 am Sharp in the Stadium.
Special Olympics classic 1.5k. 10:50 Sharp right next to the Chalet
1k Skating: 10:50 Sharp in the Stadium
20k, 10k Skating: 11:00AM Sharp in the Stadium.
4k Skating and Chariot race: 11:02 Sharp in the Stadium.
3. TIMING: Chip timing will be used, with ankle bracelets. Bracelets must be returned after the event to avoid a fee for the bracelet. Backup is stopwatch timing. Skiers will be timed according to the class in which they are registered. Chariot racers will be a team of up to 4 and not timed.
There is a poker run to determine winners. ALL BIBS AND CHIPS MUST BE RETURNED AT THE FINISH AREA EVEN IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE COURSE.
4. SPORTSMANSHIP: Passing by a slower skier is done with lane changes, not tracking. Slower skiers please stay right. The skiing public is allowed on the course. Please be courteous.
5. Return your race bib at the finish line where you will receive your ticket for a hot lunch.
PLEASE REPORT TO THE BIB COLLECTORS AT THE FINISH AREA IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE COURSE.
6. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: We have a Ski Patrol/Doctor at the Dawn Mt. Chalet.
• There is a controller with radio located less than 6 km from any point on the 15/10 km course.
• Controllers with radios are identified on the course.
• A skier with a radio will ski the course as sweeper. All bibs are accounted for each day.
• If you become ill or sustain injury, seek assistance from OR get word to the nearest controller.
Remain with the controller until they arrange to escort you off the course.
• If you should encounter a skier in need of medical assistance on the course:
1. Provide comfort, and if qualified, provide first aid/CPR as required until another skier arrives.
2. One of you stays with the downed skier while the other proceeds to the closest radio location. Take note of the location of the downed skier from trail signs and relay as much pertinent information to the radio operator as possible. Appropriate assistance will move to action as soon as the call comes from the radio operator.
7. AWARDS: Beautiful Hand Made Raku Medallions will be given to the first place finishers in all categories. Children will get awards right after their event.
All Children finishing will get a prize. Then they can go play in the playpark.
Chariot Racers are awarded prizes for the first, second and third best poker hand, as well as the best looking chariot Adult awards will be handed out after the last skier is in.
A buffet hot lunch will be provided for all entrants.
Draw prizes are available for all volunteers and entrants. Everyone’s objective is to HAVE FUN!