Important informations - 2014 GATINEAU LOPPET
Please note that this information is subject to change
SUMMARY SCHEDULE :
- Friday, February 14th: Registration starting at 5pm
- Saturday, February 15th: Classic Style day with the 5, 15, 27 et 51 km races
- Sunday, February 16th : Freestyle day with the Mini Sport Échange Outaouais, and the 10, 27 and 51 km races
CHAMPIONCHIP: Skiers MUST wear their Chip on their right ankle. Any skier without their Chip or with the wrong chip will be automatically disqualified given that it will then be impossible to accurately track them on the trail. The Chip must be returned at the finish line or you will be charge $40.
BIB: Skiers MUST wear their bib chest-level at the front. Skiers taking part in the A and B waves from the 51 km race must also wear a bib on their back. Any skier without their bib, who wears it incorrectly or with the wrong bib (e.g. wearing the Sunday bib on Saturday) will be automatically disqualified given that it will then be impossible to accurately track them on the trail. Skiers must keep their bib and hand it at the “Sac des skieurs” under the stadium to recover their clothes and to get their meal at the Post-Race Meal.
FEEDING STATIONS: In addition to the one at the finish line, there will be six feeding stations along the course on Saturday and Sunday. Each of them will provide an assortment of food and beverages. Energy Drinks is provide by Advanced Fuel.
BROKEN POLES: Should you break a pole, there are some replacement poles at some of the feeding stations.
TIME LIMITS FOR THE 51 KM RACE: For health and safety reasons, skiers failing to reach the Keogan checkpoint (24 km) before 12:15pm or the Notch feeding station on the return (46 km) before 3:30pm will not be permitted to continue the race.
POST-RACE MEAL: A meal will be provided to participants in the 5, 10, 15, 27, and 51 km races in the cafeteria upon presentation of their bib. Those who have a Lycra bib will receive a food coupon. Fontaine Santé will provide samples. This meal, served between 11am and 3:30pm, is available to non-participants for $7.
RECOGNITION PROGRAM: Skiers who have taken part in 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 races will receive a pin indicating the number of times they took part in the events. The pins will be available starting on the Friday evening in the Ski Show at the medals table. Skiers must be registered for at least one race in 2013 in order to get a pin.
GATINEAU LOPPET CHALLENGE: This challenge is for all brave and experienced skiers!
- Gold : two long races
- Silver : one medium and one long races
- Bronze : two medium races
Long race: 45 km and more
Medium race: between 25 km and 44 km
Skiers who take on this challenge will receive a pin and a certificate authenticating their feat at the Registration Desk on Sunday.
SKI WAXING AND SNOW CONDITIONS: Waxing is forbidden inside the Mont-Bleu Secondary School, except in the indicated area. The Waxing area is located outside. Information concerning snow conditions will be displayed on the giant screen at the Ski show.
Exclusive partner of the Waxing area
AWARD CEREMONIES: The medal awards ceremony will take place at the Ski show on Saturday, February 15th at 1:30pm for the 27 km, and at 2pm for the 51 km, 5 km and 15 km races. On Sunday February 16th at 1:30pm for the 27 km, and at 2pm for the 51 km and 10 km races. The schedule is subject to change. Skiers must be on hand to receive their prizes or awards. Prizes will be given out once the results are official. All awards, pins and prizes must be claimed during the weekend. The results will be posted in the Bistro l’Après-Ski and on the Web (www.gatineauloppet.com).
WORLDLOPPET PASSEPORT priced at $ 55 and commemorative book 30th anniversary of the Worldloppet priced at $ 20
BUSS SERVICES : Bus pass on sale at the information booth side at a cost of $ 3.05 and free shuttle service from the official hotels of the Gatineau Loppet and Mont Bleu school.
PARKING: Mont Bleu High School (limited), on Cité-des-Jeunes street (park side), CÉGEP de l’Outaouais (West side)
SANITARY SERVICES ONSITE (At the starting area, the feeding station Notch and inside Mont-Bleu high school)
PROFESSIONNAL MASSAGE THERAPY (Centre Orchidée de l’Outaouais)