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The Algonquin Barons Annual Nordic Ski Club Cross Country Invitational is one of the longest running and biggest cross country events in Northern Ontario. Now in it’s 43rd year, the Barons XC is host to an average of 1000-2500 cross country athletes from all points.

Site of the races:

The races will take place on the Nordic Ski Club’s trails – 10 km east of North Bay on Highway 63 (8 km on Hwy 63 and turn right on Peninsula Rd).


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North Bay Nordic Ski Club
630 Northshore Road
North Bay, ON
P1B 8G4
(705) 497-0332

Schedule:

Wednesday September 20th, 2017

10:10 a.m. Filles de 4e/Grade 4 Girls
approx. 1320m
10:20 a.m. Garçons de 4e/Grade 4 Boys
10:30 a.m. Filles de 5e /Grade 5 Girls
approx. 1660m
10:45 a.m. Garçons de 5e /Grade 5 Boys
11:00 a.m. Filles de 6e/Grade 6 Girls
approx. 1660m
11:20 a.m. Garçons de 6e/Grade 6 Boys
11:45 a.m. Filles de 7e et 8e/Grade 7 and 8 Girls
approx. 3000m
12:05 p.m. Garçons de 7e et 8e/Grade 7 and 8 Boys
approx. 3000m
12:30 p.m. Filles cadettes/ Midget Girls
approx. 4000m
1:00 p.m. Garçons cadets/Midget Boys
approx. 4000m
1:30 p.m. Filles juniors/Junior Girls
approx. 5000m
2:00 p.m. Garçons juniors/Junior Boys
approx. 5000m
2:40 p.m. Filles seniors et femmes adultes/ Senior Girls and Post Secondary Women
pprox. 6000m
3:10 p.m. Garçons seniors et hommes (poste secondaire)/ Senior Boys and Open Men (post secondary)
approx. 6000m

Registration:

*********Reminder: there is no race for grade 3 students*********

Entries are to be made through our web site at Register – S’inscrire

. You must enter YOUR SCHOOL with the names of your runners on the site as of Thursday the 7th of September until 11:59 pm on Sunday the 17th. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE! Thank you for your cooperation.

The entry fee is $3.50 per competitor for intermediate schools and $4.50 per competitor for high schools.

You must have your cheque payable to ESCA or cash on the day of the competition.

THIS YEAR, THERE IS NO CAP ON ENTRY FEES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WHO MUST PAY FOR ALL REGISTRANTS. HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE A $150 CAP.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR CHEQUE OR CASH ON THE DAY OF THE COMPETITION A $20.OO FEE WILL BE ADDED AS A PENALTY.

Facilities:

Change rooms and showers are available at ESC Algonquin (10 km from the race site).
There will be a snack bar (hot dogs, chips, pop) and portable toilets at the race site.

Awards:

The winner of each race will receive a medal. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place finishers will receive ribbons. These will be awarded immediately after the race.

There will be medallions for the FOUR (4) top finishers on the winning team. The first four finishers on the second and third place teams will receive ribbons. These will be awarded as soon as possible after every race.

Teams will score the first 4 team members. There is no maximum on the number of team members.

Important:

PLEASE HAVE A FIRST AID KIT WITH YOU FOR MINOR INJURIES.

Coaches are responsable for the safety and behaviour of their athletes.