The Kingston Nordic Ski Club is gearing up for its 9th annual Kingston Roller Ski Race on Nov. 18 at the Miller Middle School at Lake Katrine, N.Y. Races include a 5 k classic, 2 k novice and 10 k freestyle.
Registration begins at 10.m.; races start at noon.
Well, that time of year has come for the traditional fall classic – the 9th Annual Kingston Roller Ski Race. Over the years, as the race has grown, so too has the fun everyone experiences coming to the event. Seeing old friends, making new ones, getting some great prizes and racing one last time on those roller skis before the snow comes and we put them away until next spring. And the snow will come this winter.
The race is scheduled for Sunday, November 18th (always the Sunday before Thanksgiving) at the Miller Middle School in Lake Katrine, NY. Registration will begin at 10am with the races starting at 12 noon with the 5K classic, followed at 12:30 with the 2K novice, and ending at 1:15pm with the ~10K freestyle. As usual, food and refreshments galore will follow with awards starting around 2:30pm.
People can register for the 5K &/or 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 roller ski training. The cost is $15 for one race and $20 for two races.
I. An overall male & female champion will be crowned based on their performances in both the 5K & 10K races.
II. An overall male & female champion will be crowned based on their performances in the North Creek Race and their best performance at Kingston.
III. The male & female winners in the novice race, the 5k race and in the 10K race will receive an award.
IV. Age group winners:
- high school & younger
- out of high school to 29
- over 45
A high school, college or club can enter as many teams as they like. If entering more than 1 team just list them as Team A, Team B, etc. We will be rewarding a trophy and a revolving trophy to the winning high school team and the winning college/club team. Each team must be set and a card filled out before the start of the first race at 12noon.
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 a different guy and different girl must 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 races start at 12 noon.
College/Club Team Championship: Basically, the same rules apply except a college/club needs only 1 woman skier.
Special Team Pricing:
The cost of the race is $15 for one race (novice, 5K or 10K) and $20 for two races (both the 5K and the 10K). However, a team or club that preregisters as a group at the same time, in the same envelope or in the same email, will receive a discount of $5/skier. This price is not available on race day. Coaches – this is a great opportunity to bring your entire team at a very reduced price. You can sign-up a team by sending me an email listing all the members, their race(s), their age, and their sex. We can take care of filling out the actual applications on race day.
For the first time, we will be using chip timing. Peregrine Timing will be working with us on the event and it should help make the finish line and the awards go smoother.
For more info, visit kingstonnordic.blogspot.com.
Alex Kochon (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the former managing editor at FasterSkier. She spent seven years with FS from 2011-2018, and has been writing, editing, and skiing ever since. She's making a cameo in 2020.