A Running Mass Start competition presented by WBA at SPAA
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Competition Site: The Seattle Police Athletic Association (SPAA) is located at 11030 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA. It is south of Boeing Field a few blocks south of the Boeing Access Rd. From I-5 take Exit 158 and go west to East Marginal Way S then south underneath the light rail tracks. Look for the WBA banner on the entry fence to the left.
Eligibility: This event is open to all biathlon competitors, age 8 and up who have completed the USBA Safety Class. For racers 8 to 13 years old, additional shooting training is required. Contact the Chief of Competition at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the USBA Safety Class, it will be scheduled as needed before the race.
Ammunition: Biathlon rifles use low or standard velocity .22 caliber ammunition with 40 grain lead bullets. The WBA will sell ammunition at or near cost at the race site. Ammunition is sold at $5 to $9 for 50 rounds.
Volunteers: Volunteers are always needed. Please contact Race Director Bob Vallor at e-mail bob.vallor(at)wabiathlon.org if you can help. Volunteering is a great way to get to see the competition up close and to get to know the sport.
Safety Certification: There will be a safety certification course given Sunday morning at 8:45 am at the race site. Please contact WBA or the race director in advance if you need take this required course.
Race Day Format and Schedule
Saturday set up and range practice 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Sunday will be a Mass Start format race. This format is; mens 6 km and womens, M4 men’s and juniors 5 km with four shooting bouts and a penalty loop for each missed target. Shorter course for Youth Competitors
• 8:45 am: USBA safety class for those who haven’t completed one
• 8:45 to 9:30 am: On-site registration at the Range (pre-registering by mail is also available and encouraged) Sorry we cannot accept credit or debit cards. Make checks out to Washington Biathlon Association
• 10:00 to 10:15 am: Equipment Check – all competitors must go through equipment check
• 10:15 to 11:00 am: Zero - Rifle sight
• 11:15 am: Race time – Super Sprint (Several heat start times may be posted, depending on numbers)
When to Arrive at the Range: Early arrival at the range is encouraged as help with range and course set-up that will be needed prior to zero. Please do your part and help with set-up before the race and break-down after the race. Awards and prize raffles take place at the race site after breakdown is completed. We generally do not get done until 2:30 to 3:00 pm.
Rifles: Pool rifles will be available for novices and those without their own. These are Izhmash biathlon rifles. We only have a limited number of rifles to loan. We do have left handed rifles. Contact the race director well in advance of the event if you need to borrow a club rifle: email@example.com
Lodging: The nearest lodging is along International Blvd. near SeaTac International Airport, about five miles south from the race site.
WASHINGTON CUP Series Points: This is the second competition of the 2015 Summer Biathlon Series. Biathlon Competition Series Points are awarded based on finish position. After the September / October Competition, points will be totaled and the master male, master female, senior male, senior female, junior male, junior female, youth men, youth women, youth boys and youth girls biathletes with the most points will be named Washington Cup 2015 Champions. The IBU International Point System will be used.
Shooting Bouts: 4 Extra Rounds: 0
Men's Distance: 6km
Women's Distance: 5km
Youth Distance: 5km