US National Championships

Jericho, Vermont

March 24 - 26, 2017


March 24 - 26th, 2017

Hosted by Vermont National Guard

Ethan Allen Biathlon Club

P.O. Box 174
Jericho, Vermont  05465

Welcome

The Ethan Allen Biathlon Club and the Vermont National Guard invite you to attend the United States Biathlon Championships at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont on March 24th thru 26th, 2017. The United States Biathlon Championship is sponsored by the United States Biathlon Association.

Ethan Allen biathlon facilities were originally built to be a state of the art facility and remain one of the top biathlon centers in the United States. The facilities include a 30 point range, more than 18 kilometres of established trails, snow making, waxing huts, 6 kilometres of paved and lighted roller skiing a large meeting building as well as toilet facilities, showers, and a kitchen, and a separate building at the finish line dedicated to timing operations. The range is located approximately 30 minutes from Burlington, Vermont, a beautiful city with a population of approximately 39,000 situated on the shore of Lake Champlain and the edge of the Green Mountains. The area is easily accessed by Burlington International Airport with regular connections to major airline hubs and can be reached from most of the Northeast by interstate highways. The area is known for its outstanding recreational activities.

For full competition information and details - please go to: 


http://eabiathlon.org/forms/2017Nationals.pdf

 

Rules

International Biathlon Union Event and Competition Rules will be in effect for this event, except as specifically modified by the Organizing Committee or Competition Jury. Any modifications to the rules will be discussed at the Team Captains Meeting. The organizing committee reserves the right to modify the parameters of the event based upon local conditions such as weather and trail availability.

 

Competition

The competition will include a Sprint race on Friday, Pursuit style race on Saturday, and a Mass Start on Sunday.

Sprint Competition (Friday):

Men (21+): 10 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Woman (21+): 7.5 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Junior Men (19/20): 10 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Junior Woman (19/20): 7.5 km, p-s, 150 m penalty loop
Youth Men (17/18): 7.5 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Youth Woman (18/18): 6 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Boys/Girls (15/16): 6 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Master Men (35+): 7.5 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop
Master Woman (35+): 6 km, ps, 150 m penalty loop

Pursuit Competition (Saturday): The race will be a true pursuit for the Senior Men and Senior Women. The Pursuit race for the remaining classes will be conducted with a 5 second interval start, with starting order determined by the previous days Sprint competition result.  
Athletes who did not take part in the Sprint will be drawn randomly to determine starting order after the last qualified competitor in a given class.

 

Men (21+): 12.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Woman (21+): 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Junior Men (19/20): 12.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Junior Woman (19/20): 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Youth Men (17/18): 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Youth Woman (18/18): 7.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Boys/Girls (15/16): 7.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Master Men (35+): 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Master Woman (35+): 7.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

 

Mass Start Competition (Sunday): The Mass Start race will be conducted with wave starts. Classes may be combined into waves depending on the number of competitors in each wave.

 

Men (21+): 15 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Woman (21+): 12.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Junior Men (19/20): 12.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Junior Woman (19/20): 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Youth Men (17/18): 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Youth Woman (18/18): 7.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Senior Boys/Girls (15/16): 7.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Master Men (35+): 12.5 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

Master Woman (35+): 10 km, ppss, 150 m penalty loop

 

Schedule of Events

The course will close 5 minutes before the start of the races and will not reopen until all competitors have completed the race.

 

Thursday, March 23rd Arrival and Training

Competition Office open: 0900 to 1200 hrs, 1300 to 1500 hrs
Range and trails open for training: 0900 to 1200 hrs, 1400 to 1600 hrs
Team Captains Meeting: 1630 hrs in the Walker Building

Friday, March 24th Sprint Competition
Competition Office open: 0700 hrs

Equipment Control open: 0845 hrs Zero (all classes): 0900 to 0945 hrs

Sprint Competition: 1000 hrs, 30 seconds intervals

Syrup Ceremony and awards for Sprint: Immediately following final results Range and trails open for training: 1400 to 1600 hrs

 

Saturday, March 25th Pursuit Competition
Competition Office open: 0700 hrs

Equipment Control open: 0845 hrs

Zero (all classes): 0900 to 0945 hrs

Pursuit Competition: 1000 hrs, 5 seconds intervals or true for Seniors

Flower Ceremony and awards for Pursuit: Immediately following final results

Range and trails open for training: 1400 to 1600 hrs Banquet will be held in the Walker Building at 18:30 hrs.

 

Sunday, March 26th Mass Start Competition

Competition Office open: 0700 hrs

Equipment Control open: 0845 hrs

Zero (all classes): 0900 to 0945 hrs

Mass Start Competition: 1000 hrs, 30 seconds intervals

Syrup Ceremony and awards for Mass Start: Immediately following final results

 

Eligibility

If correctly registered and entered by USBA Region or their Canadian Division any member of USBA or Biathlon Canada in good standing may participate in this event if they have a valid USBA or Biathlon Canada Competitor membership card. The competitors must be prepared to show their membership card for the current year at the event registration. USBA membership forms are available at http://www.usbiathlon.org/forms/membership.pdf

 

The competition is open to all biathletes 14 years of age or older on the day of the competition.

 

Team Captains Meeting

There is one team Captains Meeting scheduled for this competition. It will be held at the Ethan Allen Firing Range, Walker Building at 1630 hrs on Thursday, March 23rd. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. Items to be covered at the meeting include modifications to the rules, election of jury, and start order draw for the Sprint competition. Representation at the Team Captains meeting is strongly encouraged. If anyone is unable to attend, they should plan on picking up their bibs in the morning and to be briefed on any relevant information. Bibs and start lists for the Pursuit and Mass Start will be available at the Walker Building the morning of each race.

Awards


Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the competition classes. Awards will be presented at the syrup ceremony at the completion of each race. Masters award will be given to Master (30 to 39), Senior Masters (40 to 49), Veterans (50 to 59), and Senior Veterans (60 and over).


Waxing Huts

Waxing huts are available for teams on a first come/first serve basis and can be arranged at the competition office starting Thursday, March 23rd.

Liability/Insurance Waiver

Competitors shall be responsible for adequate insurance of participants. All participants must be appropriately insured against injuries, illness or possible damage of material. Neither the organizing committee, Ethan Allen Biathlon Club, Ethan Allen Firing Range, Vermont National Guard, the United States Biathlon Association, nor any sponsors or volunteers, shall be liable for personal and material damage. All competitors must sign a waiver and release of liability before using the facilities.

 

Registration and Fees

The entry fee is $40 for one race, $80 for two races, and $120 for three races. Registration for this event closes at 2100 hrs on Monday, March 20th, 2017. Pre registration is expected and should be received by that time. Participants may only register at SkiReg.com.

Driving Directions

Interstate 89 is a toll free highway between Boston and Montreal. Route 7, a major north/south artery, links western Vermont with Massachusetts, New York and Quebec. Route 2 bisects Vermont westward to New York State and eastward to New Hampshire and Maine. Each of these major routes passes through Burlington, Vermont. Jericho and the Ethan Allen Firing Range are located approximately 15 miles (25km) northeast from the center of Burlington. From Burlington, Winooski or Williston, follow VT Rt. 2A or VT Rt. 15 to Essex Junction and then VT Rt. 15 to Jericho, then follow Lee River Rd. to Ethan Allen Firing Range. Once at the base, pass through the entry gate and onto new pavement. Take second right onto dirt road just past "Red House". Continue up the main road to the top of the hill (approximately 1 mile). Please obey the posted base speed limit of 25 mph. There are many army personnel walking on the roads as well as army vehicles. Anyone who is caught speeding will be asked to leave the base. They are serious about this!! Public transportation to the venue is not available.

Lodging and Dining

Lodging is available on base in either bunk style barracks or smaller bunk rooms if they are available for a nominal fee of $7/night. You must provide your own linens, towels, pillows etc. Email bed requests to jpmad2013@yahoo.com. Payment can be made upon arrival.

A wide selection of accommodations and dining are also available in the Chittenden County, Burlington, Vermont area. Burlington is Vermont’s largest city, located along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. For information concerning lodging, please contact:

Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
60 Main Street Burlington, Vermont 05401
Telephone 802 863 3489
Fax 802 863 1539
Or visit the Web at: http://www.vermont.org 

Contacts

Ethan Allen Biathlon Club

P.O. Box 174 Jericho, Vermont 05465
www.eabiathlon.org
eabiathlon@gmail.com

United States Biathlon Association
49 Pineland Dr., Suite 301 A
New Gloucester, Maine 04260
Phone: (800) 242 8456
usbiathlon@aol.com
www.usbiathlon.org