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Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race Sept 15

Fri, Aug  31, 2012 - By NYSEF

NYSEF WHITEFACE CLIMB TO THE CASTLE ROLLERSKI RACE
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Climb to the top of Whiteface, New York’s 5th highest peak for a 360-degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada.

REGISTRATION

$30 pre-registration entry fee, $40 day-of-race registration entry fee
Pre-register online at alpinereg.com
Pre-registration closes Thursday, September 13 at 9 AM
Day-of-race registration from 6:30 – 7:00 AM at the Whiteface Toll Booth
Bib pick-up from 7:00 – 7:30 AM at the Whiteface Toll Booth

START TIMES

8:00 AM Women’s Mass Start (all age classes)
8:10 AM Men’s Mass Start (all age classes)

The race will be timed for 2 hours. Any competitors not able to finish in this time window will be picked up before the finish.

RACE DIVISIONS

Women’s and Men’s age classes for the following divisions:

  • Open/Elite
  • OJ/U-23
  • Junior (J2/J1)
  • Master (30+)


EQUIPMENT SAFETY

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED! All rollerskis must be inspected by competitor and be in proper working order.

COURSE DETAILS

Freestyle Technique. 5-mile hill climb with an average 8% grade up the Whiteface Memorial Highway. Course: start at the Whiteface Toll Booth in Wilmington and finish at the Castle on the summit of Whiteface Mountain (elevation 4,867 ft)

Disclaimer: Inclement weather may limit the race distance. Course is closed to rollerskiing before the start. Pre-race warm-up on rollerskis can only occur in a designated area. All post-race cooling down must be done on foot.

VEHICLE TRAFFIC AND POST-RACE INFO

Please carpool to the race start, parking will be limited. The Whiteface Memorial Highway will be closed to the general public during the race. Coaches and spectators who will be watching the race will be able to drive up and park off the road until 7:50 AM. All traffic must be parked off the road from 7:50 AM until 9:00 AM. There will be no moving traffic allowed during the race. All competitors will be shuttled back to the race start. No athletes will be allowed to ski back down after the race. Competitors may place a bag in the NYSEF van with post-race clothing that will be driven to the finish line.

AWARDS

Awards at the Whiteface Castle immediately following the event at 10 am. Prizes awarded to Top 3 Overall and Top 3 in each age class.

RACE CONTACT

Margaret Maher, NYSEF XC Head Coach
email: margm@nysef.org
phone: (518) 523-1900
website: nysef.org, click Olympic Sports