NYSEF Climb to the Castle on Sept. 24

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NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Climb to the top of Whiteface, New York’s 5th highest peak for a 360-degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada

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REGISTER HERE

Race notice (PDF)

REGISTRATION

  • $30 online registration entry fee
    • Online registration at SkiReg.com – closes Friday, September 22 at 5 PM
  • $40 day-of race registration entry fee
    • Day-of race registration from 6:30-7 AM at the Whiteface Toll Booth Bib pick-up from 6:30-7:30 AM at the Whiteface Toll Booth

START TIMES

  • 8:00 AM Women’s Start (all age groups)
  • 8:10 AM Men’s Start (all age groups)

Race will be timed for 2 hours

Competitors not able to finish in this time window will be picked up before the finish

RACE DIVISIONS

Women’s and Men’s race divisions for the following age groups: Junior (U16/U18), U20/U23, Senior, Master (30+)

EQUIPMENT: SAFETY HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!

All rollerskis must be inspected by competitor and be in proper working order

COURSE DETAILS

Freestyle Technique. 5-mile hill climb with an average 8% grade up the Whiteface Memorial Highway. Course: start at the Whiteface Toll Booth in Wilmington and finish at the Castle on the summit of Whiteface Mountain (elevation 4,867 ft)

Disclaimer: Inclement weather may limit the race distance. Course is closed to rollerskiing before the start. Pre-race warm-up on rollerskis can only occur in a designated area. All post-race cooling down must be done on foot.

VEHICLE TRAFFIC AND POST-RACE INFO

Please carpool to the race start, parking will be limited. Whiteface Memorial Highway will be closed to the general public during the race. Coaches and spectators who will be watching the race will be able to drive up and park off the road before 7:50 AM. All traffic must be parked off the road from 7:50-9 AM. There will be no moving traffic allowed during the race. All competitors will be shuttled back to the race start. No athletes will be allowed to ski back down after the race. Competitors may place a bag in the NYSEF van with post-race clothing that will be driven to the finish line.

AWARDS

Awards at the Whiteface Castle immediately following the race at 10 AM

RACE CONTACT

Margaret Maher margm@nysef.org

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