Information for Skiers

Important informations - 2015 GATINEAU LOPPET

Please note that this information is subject to change
Info skieurs 2015 will be available later this fall 

 

SUMMARY SCHEDULE : 

  • Friday, February 13th: Registration starting at 5pm
  • Saturday, February 14th: Classic Style day with the 5, 15, 27 et 51 km races
  • Sunday, February 15th : Freestyle day with the Mini Sport Échange Outaouais, and the 10, 27 and 51 km races and the Snowshoes races of 2.5, 5 and 10 km. 

ADDITIONNAL INFORMATION:

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 CLASSIC 51 KM RACE: For health and safety reasons, the 51 km Participants must ski at a minimum speed of +/- 7 km/hour. Skiers’ who will not reach the 30th km (P11) before 1 pm, will be led at Mont-Bleu High School by a member of the organization.

TIME LIMITS FOR THE FREESTYLE 51 KM RACE: The 51 km freestyle participants must ski at a minimum speed of +/- 7 km/hour. Skier’s who will not reach thje 29th km (Huron) before 12:30 pm, will have to take a shorter trail to the finish area at Mont-Bleu High School. 

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.

SWIX WAX CLINICS: Swix will present wax clinics on the big stage of the gymnasium Friday February 13th at 6p.m and 7p.m. and Saturday February 14th at 3p.m.  

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 14th at 1:30pm for the 27 km, and at 2pm for the 51 km, 5 km and 15 km races.  On Sunday February 15th 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 Find professional massage therapists from PhysioOutaouais and Studio 157 on site Saturday February 15th and Sunday February 16th from 11am to 4pm ($ 45 for a 40 minutes massage, $ 25 for a 20 minutes massage). Reservations on site. 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY This year, Marathon Photos will get great photos of your experience at the Gatineau Loppet. Go check yourself at www7.marathon-photos.com