Town Race Series
Beaver Sports Classic / Duathlon
Saturday, December 8, 2001
organized by NSC Fairbanks
General Information and Rules
This will be the first duathlon (non-stop pursuit) ever
held in the Interior. In order for this event to be a successful one, it is
important that competitors and coaches familiarize themselves with the rules.
Adherence to the rules is simple. Failure to adhere to the rules will result
in disqualification. Be informed and avoid invalidating your effort!
The duathlon uses a mass-start format; faster skiers will be seeded in the front rows,
with slower skiers behind
The duathlon consists of a classic leg followed by a skating leg
Normal tracking and obstruction rules are in effect for the race
Competitors must remove classic skis after the classic leg, and put on a different pair
of skis for the skating leg.
It is not required that skiers exchange skiboots or poles
Preparation for Ski Exchange
Skiers must place their skate skis in the skate-ski pickup area (second half of the lap
lane) prior to the start
Skate skis must be placed at the appropriate space, as indicated by the numbers placed
in the snow: bib #1 must place her skis by number marker #1, bib #2 by marker #2, etc.
Ski Exchange Rules
Skiers who violate exchange rules will be disqualified and will not be listed in the
The ski exchange area is located in the lap lane
The first half of the lap lane is the classic ski drop-off area
The second half of the lap lane is the skate ski pickup area
Between the classic ski drop-off area and the skate ski pickup area is a ski-free zone.
Any competitor who possesses, carries, or conveys in any way, skis through the ski-free
zone will be disqualified
Competitors must enter the lap lane at the conclusion of the classic leg
Upon entering the lap lane, competitors must remove their skis and place their skis in
the ski racks which are provided for this purpose in the classic ski drop-off area.
Competitors who are exchanging poles must leave their classic poles with their skis, and
may not carry them into the skate ski pickup area
After dropping off skis (and poles if the skier so chooses) the skier passes through the
ski free zone and into the skate ski pickup area.
The competitor will then pick up his or her skis, place them on the snow, and clip into
his or her bindings before leaving the skate ski pickup zone.
Upon leaving the skate ski pickup zone, the competitor skis the skating course and
finishes in the finish lane
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