Virtual North American Biathlon Summer Nationals 2020

Aug. 01 - 10, 2020


Virtual North American Biathlon Summer Nationals 2020

August 1st. - Sock Design Contest deadline

August 3-9 Competition

August 10th - Awards

 

 

The Competition 

The competition is to achieve the fastest overall combined time from a 3000m running time trial and an American test executed to completion. A 15 second time penalty will be added to the overall time for each missed target in the American test. 


3000m time trial + American test (P,S,P,S)

+ 0:15 seconds per penalty 

= total competition time 


This format allows us to best mimic elements of biathlon competition with standardized, repeatable components that can be completed from any track or range in the county. 


U15 athletes will follow a shorter format. All other competition categories will use the format above. The competition categories are: U15, U17, U19 (Youth), Junior, Senior, Open Masters, Grand Masters.  See competition rules for details and competition category guidelines.


How it works


  1. Sign up to participate at www.skireg.com/virtual-biathlon-summer-nationalsYou will be sent a link to an online form to submit your results. 

  2. Plan sessions between August 3-9th to complete your competition segments.

  3. Compete! Get a coach, training partner, or friend to time an American test for you, and head to the track to complete a 3000m time trial. The tests do not need to be completed on the same day. 

  4. Submit your run time and your American test results by August 9th at 4:00pm EDT using the online entry form sent to you.

  5. Results and awards will be announced on August 10th, and the traditional Jericho race socks will be mailed to all North American competitors! 


Details on competition format, categories, and instructions are provided below. Please do your best to follow the competition rules! Though we cannot guarantee standard conditions were met for every competition entry, we trust that everyone entering this event will participate in the spirit of a fair and honest competition. Do your best!


Other ways to celebrate biathlon

  • All competitors will receive a pair of race socks from “the summer nationals that never was” thanks to the generous spirit of Ethan Allen Biathlon Club. 

  • Design the socks for this year’s competition in our sock design contest!  Submit your designs to Danika Frisbie at dfrisbie@usbiathlon.org by August 1, 2020 using the template attached to this guide. Socks are produced by Save our Soles knitting in Colorado.

  • Share photos of you and/or your teammates competing! Use the hashtags #usbiathlon, #biathloncanada, and #jericho2020

 

SOCK DESIGN TEMPLATE

Virtual North American Biathlon Summer Nationals PDF