Saturday, November 7, 2015

11th Annual Kingston Roller Ski Race

Well, Halloween is over and that means that it's time for the Kingston Roller Ski Races.  In its 11th year, this event signals the end of training and the start of ski racing.  Hopefully, we've taken out our skis, set-up our wax stations and planned our winter races.

The 11th Annual edition of the Kingston Roller Ski Races should be as good and as fun as any in the past.  We have some great sponsors and some fantastic prizes.  Toko wax,  Rudy Project glasses & helmets, Verge ski clothing, Nathan hydration, Polar watches and monitors, Concept 2/SkiErg, V2 roller skis, EarMitts, and Accelerade sports drink are all on board.  The prize table should look as good as usual.

Almost everything involving the race has stayed the same. There are 3 races: a 5K classic starting at 12 noon, a 2K novice for people just beginning their roller ski experience at 12:30pm and a 10K freestyle at 1:15pm.  We've kept the price the same at $20 for 1 race and $25 for 2 races.

Applications are available by contacting Greg Malia at

High Peaks Cyclery from Lake Placid will be there with gret prices on everything ski and ski related.

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 you may enter.  The novice race is for people who are just beginning their roller ski training.  The cost is $20 for one race and $25 for two races.  This is the same price as two years ago.

Individual Awards:

I.  An overall male and an overall female champion will be crowned based on their performances in both the 5K and the 10K races.

II.  The male and female winners of the novice, the 5K and the 10K races will receive an award.

III.  Age group winners in the following categories will receive a prize.
     High school & Younger
     Out of high school to 29
     30 - 45
     Over 45

Team Awards:

A high school, college or club may enter as many teams as they like.  If entering more than one team just list them as Team A, Team B, etc.  We will be awarding the revolving trophy to the winning high school team and the winning college/club team.  Each team must fill out a card before the races starting at 12 noon stating who will be racing in the 5K race and who will be racing in the 10K race.

H.S. 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 race and the other guy and girl will race in the 10K race.  Each skier can participate in both races, if they wish. However, only 1 race can count toward the team championship and that race must be decided before the first race starts.

Club/College Team Championship: Basically, the same rules apply except a college/club team needs only 1 woman.

Special team Pricing:

A team or club of 6 or more members that preregisters as a group at the same time, in the same envelope or in the same email, will receive a discount of $5 per skier.   This price is not available on race day.  Coaches: this is a great opportunity to bring most of your team at a reduced price.  You can sign-up as a team by sending me an email listing all the members, their race(s), their age, & their sex.  Bring your signed race applications with you to the race and we'll take care of everything else on race day.

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