Fischer Loppet

When:
March 7, 2020 all-day
2020-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
2020-03-08T00:00:00-05:00

WHEN: Saturday March. 7, 2020
WHERE: Hardwood Ski and Bike, 402 W Old Barrie Rd, Oro Station, Ontario
WHAT:  The Annual Fischer Loppet at Hardwood Ski and Bike features a 15km or 30km skate and classic discipline race, along with a 5km Social Ski / Youth Loppet and a 2.5km kids’ race. A fun event for beginners and experienced skiers alike, this family friendly day concludes with a hot pasta lunch, smores over an open fire, amazing draw prizes, awards and more. All the above included with the price of registration.

REGISTRATION:

  • Register here.
  • Early Bird pricing ends February 15th at 11:59pm.
  • Online Registration closes at 11:59 pm, Thursday March. 5, 2020.
  • Registration will be accepted in person at Hardwood after the March. 5th deadline until 8:30am on March 7. Late entries are subject to a $15 penalty fee. We cannot guarantee that entries received after March 5th will receive lunch.
  • Bibs must be picked up by 9:30am on race day.
Category Early Bird Price (Until Feb.15th) Standard Price (Until March 5th) Late Entry Price (After March 5th)
15km Skate or Classic $42.00 $50.00 $65.00
30km Skate or Classic $45.00 $55.00 $70.00
5km Social Ski / Kids Loppet $30.00 $40.00 $55.00
2.7km Kids Race $20.00 $25.00 $40.00

****Parents skiing with children require a valid trail pass****

COURSES:

  • There are 2 Start Lines. Kids Race and Social Ski / Youth Loppet start at the regular trail start line. 15 / 30km races start in the training flats and head out Racer Out.
  • 2.7km Kids Course goes to “The Posts” and back. Slightly uphill on the way out, downhill on the way back. Groomed for Classic and Skate. Kids Course Map
  • 5km Social Ski / Youth Loppet follows the “Torino” trail, with optional stop at the lookout for Social Skiers looking for a quick treat. Groomed for Classic and Skate. Social Ski / Youth Loppet Map
  • 15km Course combines some of our best trails without most of the bigger hills. Groomed for classic and skate. There will be a mix of single and double track set along the course. 15km Loppet Map
  • 30km Course – 2 laps of the 15km Course.
  • Course Markings – 15km Loppet Course will be marked with unique pink trail signs. Course will be marked for pre-skiing 2 weeks prior to the race. Social Ski / Youth Loppet will follow the Torino signs, with pin flags where necessary. Kids race will have marshals assisting the racers to navigate the course.

FEED STATIONS:

  • There will be 2 feed stations per lap of the 15km Loppet Course, and an optional treat stop at the Lookout for the Social Ski.

MASSAGE:

  • Boots Fitness will be on site providing complementary fascial tissue stretch and Massage in the Odell Building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS & PRIZES:

  • There will be awards for the top 3 finishers in each category, presented at the Podium during the Awards Ceremony (Approximately 1pm).
  • There will be lots of awesome Draw Prizes from Fischer/Swix. Draws will be done at the Awards Ceremony. You must be there to win.

HOUSEKEEPING:

  • Registration/Bib Pick up will be in “The Odell” building. Bib pick up starts at 8am. Bibs must be picked up by the appropriate category deadline listed in the table below.
  • Races are Mass Start.
  • We are still open to the public. Please be courteous to day skiers. This is a FUN event. No Olympic Medals handed out here.
  • Pasta Lunch (Included with Registration) will be served from 11am to 1:30pm.
  • Race bibs must be returned at the finish line. There will be Bib collectors assisting with this. There will be a $75 charge for any unreturned bibs.
  • There is a 90-minute cut-off for 30km racers to complete their first lap.

SCHEDULE:

Registration / Bib Pick Up Opens 8:00am
Registration / Bib Pick Up for 15/30km Classic Closes 9:00am
15km Classic Start 9:20am
30km Classic Start 9:25am
Registration / Bib Pick Up for Youth Loppet, Social Ski, Kids Race Closes 9:30am
Registration / Bib Pick Up for 15/30km Skate Closes 9:45am
5.0km Youth Loppet Start 10:00am
5.0km Social Ski Start 10:02am
2.7km Kids Race Start 10:05am
30km Skate Start 10:20am
15km Skate Start 10:23am
Lunch Starts 11:00am
Awards Ceremony / Draw Prizes 1:00pm
Lunch Ends 1:30pm

FACILITIES:

  • Main Parking is in the upper parking lot. Lower lot parking is reserved for members (enforced on weekends)
  • The beautiful new Chalet is open, with Washrooms, Bag Storage, Food Service, Retail Store, Rentals, Service and more.
  • First Aid is provided by Hardwood Snow Patrol. First Aid is based in the Rabbit Hutch.
  • Waxing benches are located in the Swix Waxing Trailer, just adjacent to the Odell Building and Main Chalet.
  • Facility Site Map

WEATHER / ACTS OF GOD:

  • The course is subject to change without notice, due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Cancellation due to weather or Acts of God will be announced as soon as possible. There is no Rain Date. Refunds will be issued, less zone 4 fees and a $5 administration fee.
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