Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kingston Races, Awards and Costs

The Races
People can register for the 5k &/or the 10k race(s). However, if you sign-up for the novice race, that's the only race in which you may participate. The novice race is for people who are just beginning their rollerski training.

Individual Awards
There will be an overall male & female champion based on their performance in both the 5k and 10k races. This is the same as last year.

We will presenting awards to the 1st place male and female skiers in each of the 3 races as we have done every year.

In response to suggestions made over the years, new to this year, there will awards to the male & female age group winners in the 5k and 10k races. The age groups will be:
high school & younger
out of high school to 29
30 - 45
over 45

The awards are still to be determined. They may be medals as we did last year. They may be special prizes supplied by our sponsors. Or, they may be first selection from the prize table.

Team Awards
This will follow last year's model. We will be awarding a trophy and a revolving trophy to the winning high school team and the winning open club/team. Each team participating must be set and a card filled out before the start of the first race at 12 noon.

High School Team Championship - A high school team will consist of 4 skiers - 2 guys and 2 girls. One guy and one girl must race in the 5k and the other guy and girl must race in the 10k (of course, they are allowed to participate in both races, but only one race will count toward the team award). The team must sign-up and decide who will count for each race before the first event at 12 noon.

Open Club Championship - Basically the same rules as above except a club needs only one woman skier.

Special Team Pricing
The cost of the race is $15 for one race and $20 for two races. However, a team or club that preregisters as a group at the same time, in the same envelope, will pay a maximum of $100 for the entire team or club. Coaches - this is an great way to bring your entire team for a very reasonable price. There is one drawback. We can supply only 10 t-shirts to a team for this special pricing. If a team needs more than 10 shirts, it will cost $6 per extra shirt.

Watch for our next posting about the sponsors.

Applications will be mailed out to previous skiers and coaches in the next week.

For additional information, contact Greg Malia at or 845-518-8598.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

7th Annual Kingston Rollerski Races

Sunday, November 21, 2010 is the date for the 7th Annual Kingston Rollerski Races to be held at the Miller Middle School in Lake Katrine, NY. Check-in begins at 10am with the races starting at 12 noon with the 5K classic, followed at 12:30pm by the 2K novice and then concluding at 1pm with the 10K skate race. The cost of the event has stayed the same for the past few years - $15 for one race and $20 for two races. There are special team prices described in a later posting about the actual races.

As in the past, everyone will receive a goody bag of items supplied by the sponsors, product information and a race t-shirt. There will be a table of prizes donated by our sponsors to be given out first to the race winners and then to the remaining racers via a random drawing. Watch for future postings regarding the sponsors and prizes.

We'll be set-up and ready to go by 10am for anyone who would like to arrive early. The primary new addition this year is the participation in the event by High Peaks Cyclery from Lake Placid. They will be on-hand with their store on wheels offering a significant choice of training and racing supplies and equipment for everyone. It's a perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for the athlete in your family or to just pick-up those items you personally need for the upcoming ski season. The other bonus is that High Peaks will be picking up skis for stone grinding. What could be easier than dropping off your skis at the rollerski race and then picking them up at a, to be determined, central location. They'll be designating locations in the Hudson Valley area (probably working with the Kingston nordic team) and the Albany-Glens Falls area. We still have to finalize this. High Peaks, also, will be donating to the prize table some very nice items.

With almost 100 participants last year and over 100 the year before, this has become the largest rollerski event in the northeast. Come on down for a great day. Food and drink are provided free - bagels, chili (meat and vegetarian), sports drink, etc. For the past two years, the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy has been on-hand to provide complementary massages to everyone. We're still working on finalizing it for this year. I'll post it as soon as it's arranged.

Anyone who raced in the past couple of years will receive email notification about the event and a race application in the mail. For everyone else, if you would like additional information check for future postings or contact Greg Malia at or by phone at 845-518-8598.

See all of you on November 21st.