Thanks to all our participants and volunteers at today's sprint race held at Pratt's Falls Park. The 22 competitors had beautiful weather to tackle the 5k course. Afterwards we had five young biathletes show everyone how it's done in the paint ball race. Our next event is a training clinic on August 27th at Pratt's Falls and we'll have registration information up for that soon. Results for today's race can be found below.
Our next event is quickly approaching! We will be holding a sprint format summer race on Saturday, July 16th at Pratt's Falls Park. This race will be 5km for all classes and will start at 9:00 with registration/check-in, 10:00 for zero/rifle safety, and an 11:00 start (interval starts). Never tried biathlon before? No problem - as long as you are 13 or older and able to run a 5km you're able to give it a try. We even provide you with a rifle to use during the event and the ammunition that you'll need. All first time participants must complete a mandatory rifle safety/biathlon instruction session the morning of the race. For those under 13 we will be holding a paintball biathlon event right after the sprint race so everyone can participate. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-register online - HERE!
Entry fees - $15 for 18 and under, $20 all others. There is a $10 US Biathlon Member for a Day insurance fee for non-USBA members. Race day entries will be accepted with an additional $5 entry fee so sign up ahead of time.
Registration/Check-in - 9:00
Zero/Rifle Safety - 10:00
Start - 11:00
Paintball - after the completion of the sprint race.
We will be holding a summer clinic as part of the 2016 Olympic Day Celebration on Saturday, June 25th at Pratt's Falls Park. This event is designed for all levels of competitors and will be focused on developing shooting skills and biathlon strategy. There will be three groups separated by ability:
Note: In addition to the event fee's listed below there is a $10 insurance fee for any participant who is not a member of the US Biathlon Association
Group A - This is for novices who are relatively new to the sport and are looking for personalized coaching during the day. We are limiting this group to a maximum of 15 to insure quality instruction. Rifle and ammunition will be provided. Instruction & drills from 9:00 to 12:00 with a time trial at 12:00. Expect to be finished by 1:00. Entry fee is $20 per person.
Group B - You've participated in biathlon previously and have your own rifle & ammunition but would like some additional instruction & coaching then this may be your best fit. Instruction & drills from 9:00 to 12:00 with a time trial at 12:00. Expect to be finished by 1:00. Entry fee is $15 per person.
Group C - For the experienced biathlete with there own rifle & ammunition just looking for a chance to do some training. Welcome to start with the other groups at 9:00 but no shooting allowed until 10:00. Self-directed training & welcome to join the time trial at 12:00. Entry fee is $10 per person.
There is a $2 discount for all members of the Syracuse Biathlon Club so be sure to renew or join if you are not a member.
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