WHEN: Saturday March 5, 2022 WHERE:Hardwood Ski and Bike, 402 W Old Barrie Rd, Oro Medonte, Ontario WHAT:The return of our Annual Fischer Loppet at Hardwood Ski and Bike features a 15km or 30km skate and classic discipline race, along with a 5km Youth Loppet and a 2.5km kids’ race. A fun event for beginners and experienced skiers alike, this family friendly day will follow all Provincial and Local Health Regulations. We hope to offer smores over an open fire, amazing draw prizes, awards and more. All the above included with the price of registration. Our Current Winter Operating Plan can be found here.
Online Registration closes at 11:59 pm, Thursday March 3, 2022.
Bibs must be picked up by 9:30am on race day.
Early Bird Price (Until Feb 15th)
Standard Price (Until March 3rd)
15km Skate or Classic
30km Skate or Classic
5km Kids Loppet
2.7km Kids Race
****Parents skiing with children require a valid trail pass****
There are 2 Start Lines. Kids and Youth races 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 Youth Loppet follows the “Torino” trail. Groomed for Classic and Skate. Youth Course 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. Link to Map Here. 15km Course Map
30km Course – 2 laps of the 15km Course.
FEED STATIONS: There will be 2 feed stations per lap of the 15km Loppet Course.
AWARDS & PRIZES:
There will be medals for the top 3 finishers in each category, available at the conclusion of the race.
There will also be some great Draw Prizes from Fischer/Swix. Draws will be done in advance of race day, and winners will be notified via email with instructions on how to pick up your prize.
Registration/Bib Pick up will be in “The Odell” building. Bib pick up starts at 8am. Bibs must be picked up by 9:45am.
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 will be handed out here.
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.
Registration / Bib Pick Up Opens
Registration / Bib Pick Up Closes for 15/30km Classic
15km Classic Start
30km Classic Start
Registration / Bib Pick Up Closes for Kids and Youth Race
Registration / Bib Pick Up Closes 15/30km Skate Race
2.7km Kids Race Start
5.0km Youth Loppet Start
30km Skate Start
15km Skate Start
Main Parking is in the upper parking lot. Lower lot parking is reserved for members (enforced on weekends).
The Chalet is open, with Washrooms, Grab and Go Food Service, Retail Store, Rentals, Service and more.
Big Mouth Sandwiches is open for food service. Outdoor dining is available at numerous picnic tables surrounding outdoor fire pits.
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.
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.