Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race

Craftsburt Common, Vermont

Oct. 05, 2019 10 a.m. (ET)

Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race

Saturday, October 5, 10:00am start

Everyone is invited to test their limits on the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's biathlon range and trails with the 8th annual Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race, Saturday, October 5, 2019, part of our annual Fall Fest celebration. We hope to be holding this race on our new biathlon range located in the upper field. If construction goes as planned, we'll have access to the many additional singletrack options located in very close proximity to the Center. The range is scheduled to be completed just in time for the event, but we will keep participants updated with any changes to our exact range location if need be! This year's race will have running and mountain bike options, as well as a short kids race with both biking and running.

New this year, we hope to have kids and running races in the morning and (adult) biking in the afternoon. This race is open to all regardless of biathlon ability, with a safety and beginners clinic offered twice throughout the day. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center supplies the range, ammo, rifles, and other equipment - you just have to show up with your running shoes or bike! In order to gauge interest and solidify the best race day plan, we need people to register early. As a thank you for pre-registering, we’ll offer you a free lunch in our dining hall.

The morning starts with a shooting and safety clinic for novices. Then at 10:00am, the kids run/bike races will go off, followed by the runners. Both adult and kids races have 2 rounds of shooting. In the afternoon, there will be another shooting and safety clinic, followed by the adult bike races start at 1:45pm. Those with their own rifles can enter in the "expert" category for either biking or running, and will shoot prone and standing. Expert racers will start in their own wave immediately before the novice wave, and can zero during the safety clinic. As is the case with summer biathlon, all racers will rack their rifles when they leave the range - i.e. no running or biking with a gun on your back!

Race Info:

The stadium will be a hub of activity during the shootout. We'll go over traffic in greater detail on race day with all the participants. 

Stay tuned for course maps. We anticipate ~6k courses for the runners, ~7k for bikers, and ~2-3k for kids races.


8:00am - Day-of registration opens
9:00 - Morning Safety Clinic
10:00 - Run and Kid's Run/Bike Race Start
12:30pm - Lunch and Awards at Craftsbury Outdoor Center
1:00 - Afternoon Safety Clinic
1:45 - Adult Bike Race Start

We'll be giving awards for both the mountain bike and running races in the expert, novice, and kids class, men's and women's (so chances are good that you will get a prize!). Awards for the morning races will be at lunch, and bike awards will be after the race concludes. Those who pre-register for the race will have their lunch included, and day-of registrants can purchase a lunch at the Outdoor Center, space allowing.

We'll also be giving out a prize for Fall Fest Meisters: the man and woman with the fastest combined time in the running Singletrack Shootout and the Orienteering Race Long Course. Along with bragging rights, each Meister will receive a commemorative prize!


Registration is online at or day-of at the Outdoor Center.

Race entry fees:

Craftsbury Houseguests race FREE (Lodging starts at $100/person/night, including all your meals - more info below)

$20/person for Craftsbury members (discount will be applied during checkout)
$25/person for all others

$30 for both races if you register for both the Singletrack Shootout and the Orienteering Race (email for coupon code)

DOR entry will be available:

$25/person for members
$30/person for all others

Kid's Race:

$15/person for Craftsbury members
$20/person for all others

DOR Entry:

$20/person for members
$25/person for all others

 Any questions please contact

Other Weekend Activities and Lodging

The Singletrack Shootout is just one of the activities at Craftsbury October 5 & 6 - come on up and make a weekend of it! Saturday afternoon, Craftsbury will host its first ever Fall Fest Farmer Games, a 4-person team event with challenges incorporating agriculture and sport. On Saturday evening the Center will host an autumn-themed Harvest Dinner in the Activity Center. The following day, the Center will hold a running Orienteering Race on ski trails and singletrack. On Sunday afternoon, there will be a Community Open House, where participants can try mountain biking or biathlon for free. 

Lodging at the Center is available both Friday and Saturday nights starting at $100 per person per night double occupancy, and includes the race entry and all your meals. Stay both nights and your entries in all of the weekend's fun is included! Call 802-586-7767 to make your reservation.

We're going to post more information as the day draws closer, so stay tuned. Whether you're a first timer or an old hand at biathlon, hope you can join us for a great race this fall!

Past Results:

2018 Singletrack Shootout Results

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Fall Fest 2019