Ever played at Fenway? Lined up across from Peyton Manning? Fed Lionel Messi a perfect cross? Playing with heroes of sport is generally closed to most of us mortals – but not for fans of biathlon this October 5! Not only will you have the opportunity to race with US Biathlon National Team members Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, they and the rest of the national caliber Green Racing Project biathletes will be instructing novice participants in shooting and range safety as part of the second annual Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race.
Everyone is invited to test their limits on the Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s trails, Saturday, October 5, 2013. Racers can choose between an interval-start running or mountain bike race, each with four shooting stages. All levels of ability are welcome: Craftsbury supplies the range, ammo, safety instruction, rifles and other equipment – you just have to show up!
The morning starts with a shooting and safety clinic for novices, followed by the beginner’s race. An expert’s race will follow for racers with biathlon experience and their own rifle. Race Entry is online at Skireg.com, and it includes your post-race lunch at the Center’s Vermont Fresh Network accredited dining hall. Lunch is a great opportunity to learn more from Susan, holder of the best ever international biathlon finish by an American woman, and rising star Hannah over your meal.
The Singletrack Shootout is just one of the activities at the Craftsbury Oktoberfest, Oct. 5 & 6 – come on up and make a weekend of it! Lodging at the Center is available both Friday and Saturday nights starting at $95 per person per night double occupancy, and includes the race entry and all your meals. Rustic lodging is available 1.5 miles down the road at Hosmer Point, includes a race entry and three meals at the Center for $65 per person per night. Find more details on the Craftsbury website.
So, keep working on your jump shot if you want to play with Lebron – in the meantime, take a short drive up to Craftsbury to learn and race with some of America’s best from the biggest winter sport on earth!