Craftsbury Outdoor Center :: March 24-31, 2012
Welcome » Junior Race Information
Last update: 3 Apr 2012
Posted: 14 Mar 2012
As has been the case with the past several SuperTour Finals and Long Distance Nationals, we will offer two specific options for OJ and younger skiers to compete within the sprints and long distance event amongst their age-mates.
Junior Sprint Heats, Semis & Finals – Tuesday, March 27, 2012
For those juniors not making the top 30 in the regular open heats, we will run special junior semis and finals after the open bracket is completed. As usual, USSA and FIS points will be based on the qualifier - there will be no separate points generated for juniors. No USSA or FIS license is required to participate in the SuperTour Finals, and this is the same for any junior participants. However, unlicensed juniors will be seeded at the end of the field for the qualifier, and will not receive any points. Registration will be through the same skireg.com category as the rest of open SuperTour participants - use the one SuperTour race option.
Long Distance Nationals – Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, 2012
We will offer a shorter distance race as part of Nationals for juniors, approximately 15k for the women and 20k for the men. Juniors will start their races at the same time as the 50k and 30k, with juniors seeded throughout the chevron. While the junior race will start simultaneously to the open event, this will be a separate race from the senior event and USSA points will be awarded within this category as a standalone event.
No USSA or FIS license is necessary to participate in the junior distance race; however, athletes without either license will be seeded by order of registration at the back of the chevron and will NOT be eligible for points. Registration for the junior event at distance Nationals will be a separate item at skireg.com.
It is worth noting that interested juniors can compete in the open 30/50k races if they wish. In that case, they will need either a USSA or FIS license, just like the rest of the competitors. You can find full information on licensure requirements here.
Hope you’ll join us in these great events!