Notice of Race

The Muskoka Loppet

a classic tradition

Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club, with the help of our sponsors, Arrowhead Provincial Park, and many volunteers, welcomes you back! Whether you are a racer, recreational skier, or fitness enthusiast, why not take the opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of Arrowhead in its winter splendour. We hope to see you here!

  • Where: Arrowhead Provincial Park, Huntsville, Ontario
  • When: Sunday January 28, 2018
  • Registration:
  • Register online at www.arrowheadnordic.ca
  • Register before Sunday, January 21, 2018, 11:59 pm for early bird prices.
  • On-line registration closes at 11:59 pm, Thursday, January 25, 2018. New: Please note that you can NOT register on race day. Everyone must register before Thursday, Jan 25.
  • Bibs must be picked up by 9:30 am on race day.
Category Early Entry Fee Standard Entry Fee
 15/30 km Race Adults and University Racers $40 $50
 Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club Members $35 $45
 Adult Social (approx. 5 km) $20 $25
 Special Olympic racers $20 $25
 Youth 19 or under in the 15/30 km race $20 $25
 Kids’ 5 km race $15 $20

Parents skiing with children need to register as adult social skiers if they wish to ski on the course.

  • SOD Paraffin Series
    • Skiers competing for points in the SOD Paraffin Series must register in the following distances:
      • Atom, Pee Wee and Midget racers – 5 km race
      • Juvenile racers and Junior girls – 15 km race
      • Junior boys, Junior and Senior men and women – 30 km race
      • Masters – 30 km race
      • For more information about the Paraffin race series, go to http://xcontario.com/
    • Skiers not competing for points may register in whatever race length they wish.
  • University Racers
    • University Men and University Women – please register in the University Men or University Women category
    • All University skiers will ski the 15 km course
  • Course Description: This is a classic race – skating is not allowed
  • 5 km Race (approximately)- Short loop – Medium Difficulty – social skiers, kids, & Special Olympic racers
  • 15 km Race – 1 loop – Medium Level Difficulty
  • 30 km Race – 2 loops – Medium Level Difficulty
  • Feed Stations: There will be 2 feed stations on the 15 km loop and a Cookie station on the 5 km loop.
  • Wax Restrictions: This race is part of the SOD Paraffin Race Series. In order to increase accessibility of the sport, focus on athlete development, and reduce costs, no glide waxes with fluorocarbons are permitted. No Low-Fluoro wax, High-Fluoro wax, powders, hardeners, or gels are permitted. This restriction applies to all categories including Open and Masters. This restriction does not apply to grip waxes.
  • Prizes and Awards:
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. See full list of categories below.
  • There will also be draw prizes!
  • Awards will start near the registration trailer after most skiers have finished each race.
  • Race Day Details:
  • Bibs must be picked up before 9:30 AM
  • Mass starts begin at 10:30 AM with waves going out at 3 minute intervals.
  • The course is subject to change, without notice, due to weather and snow conditions.
  • Unheated privies are available near the race office, and heated flush toilets are available at the winter comfort station near the skating trail. Bring a duffle bag or knapsack in which to store gear since indoor storage space is extremely limited.
  • You must notify a course official if you discontinue the race at any time.
  • LUNCH is included with your registration fee.
  • There is a $50 charge for race bibs which are not returned and $60 charge for unreturned timing chips.
  • 30 km racers who have not completed their first lap in 1.5 hours will be asked to discontinue the race.
  • Weather Considerations:
  • In case of very cold weather, start time may be delayed by up to 1 hour. Skiers will be given as much notice as possible.  Cancellation due to poor trail conditions or extreme cold weather will be announced by Friday, January 26 (barring unpredicted weather changes.) Please check our website.  There is no rain date.  Refunds will be mailed out, less a $5 administration fee.

Age Categories

Note that only those categories marked with *P qualify for Paraffin race series points.

Race Age as of Dec 31, 2017 Year of birth
(2018 Comp Year)
5 km race Youngest girls 4-5 2012-2013
*P Atom girls 6-8 2009-2011
*P Pee Wee girls 9-11 2006-2008
*P Midget girls 12-13 2004-2005
Juvenile girls 14-15 2002-2003
Youngest boys 4-5 2012-2013
*P Atom boys 6-8 2009-2011
*P Pee Wee boys 9-11 2006-2008
*P Midget boys 12-13 2004-2005
Juvenile boys 14-15 2002-2003
Social ski Women 16 and over 2000 and before
Social Ski Men 16 and over 2000 and before
Special Olympic women Any age all
Special Olympic Men Any age all
University racers University women
(15 km race) University men
15 km race Midget girls 12-13 2004-2005
*P Juvenile girls 14-15 2002-2003
*P Junior girls 16-17 2000-2001
Junior women 18-19 1998-1999
Senior women 20-29 1988-1997
Women 30-39 1978-1987
Women 40-49 1968-1977
Women 50-59 1958-1967
Women 60-64 1953-1957
Women 65-69 1948-1952
Women 70-74 1943-1947
Women 75-79 1938-1942
Women 80+ 1933-1937 &older
Midget boys 12-13 2004-2005
*P Juvenile boys 14-15 2002-2003
Junior boys 16-17 2000-2001
Junior men 18-19 1998-1999
Senior men 20-29 1988-1997
Men 30-39 1978-1987
Men 40-49 1968-1977
Men 50-59 1958-1967
Men 60-64 1953-1957
Men 65-69 1948-1952
Men 70-74 1943-1947
Men 75-79 1938-1942
Men 80-84 1933-1937
Men 85+ 1928-1932 &older
30 km race Juvenile girls 14-15 2002-2003
Junior girls 16-17 2000-2001
*P Junior women 18-19 1998-1999
*P Senior women 20-30 1988-1997
*P Women 30-39 1978-1987
*P Women 40-49 1968-1977
*P Women 50-59 1958-1967
*P Women 60-64 1953-1957
*P Women 65-69 1948-1952
*P Women 70-74 1943-1947
*P Women 75-79 1938-1942
*P Women 80+ 1933-1937 &older
Midget boys 12-13 2004-2005
Juvenile boys 14-15 2002-2003
*P Junior boys 16-17 2000-2001
*P Junior men 18-19 1998-1999
*P Senior men 20-29 1988-1997
*P Men 30-39 1978-1987
*P Men 40-49 1968-1977
*P Men 50-59 1958-1967
*P Men 60-64 1953-1957
*P Men 65-69 1948-1952
*P Men 70-74 1943-1947
*P Men 75-79 1938-1942
*P Men 80-84 1933-1937
*P Men 85+ 1928-1932 &older

 

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