We strongly recommend to the 51km classic skiers to get their bib at Mont-Bleu school, Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. or otherwise, early on Saturday morning from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
All 51km classic skiers should be prepared (ski waxed, bib pinned, poles in hand…) at 7: 30 a.m. in front of the school to take the bus.
All skiers must take the school bus at Mont-Bleu school.
Saturday, February 17th, 2018
For reasons of health and safety, the skiers who have not crossed the 30km mark (O’Brien/P11) before 1 p.m. (approximately 7.5km/hour), will not be allowed to continue to race.
Please note that all skiers taking part in the 51km classic courses must go to Mont-Bleu school, and be ready to take the bus one hour before their departure at P17. Skiers will have to take the bus identified by their wave departure: A-B-C-D-E (bus schedules will shortly be available).
The first wave of the 51km classic technique will be sanctionned by Cross-country Canada for the Canadian Points List. All skiers taking part in that first wave must provide one of the following licenses:
- FIS license
- License issued by a national Federation (e.g. international competitors)
- CCC Racing license
For skiers who have no licenses, the Gatineau Loppet will provide the Cross-Country Canada Supporting Member’s License (day license).
The main waxing area, presented by Swix, will be available at Mont-Bleu school for all the skiers. Please note that Swix will also be present at P17 and P11 (32km) to advise you on wax adjustments if necessary.
You will be able to leave your bag of clothes in a vehicle provided for this purpose at P17. You will then retrieve it at the Relais plein air of the Gatineau Park at the finish area.
PRIZES (men and women)
1st place : $600
2nd place : $200
3nd place : $100
The first three of each race (men and women) will receive a medal during the 2:30 p.m. ceremony presented at the Ski Show. Please note that the first of each category will take possession of their medal at the station located at the Ski Show. Don’t forget to check your ranking at the Après-ski zone. The schedule is subject to change and presence of skiers is required to earn their prizes.
Prizes will be awarded when the results will be formalized. All prizes, medals or pins must be claimed during the weekend of the Gatineau Loppet.
A Swix Classic tuque will be given to all participants of the 51 km race.