June 25th, 2016 - Race Weekend - East Wenatchee

A Running Mass Start competition presented by WBA at Private

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COMPETITION PARTICULARS:

Competition Site: The North Central Washington Gun Club is located at 2710 Gun Club Rd in East Wentachee, WA. The club is in the hills east and above the City of East Wenatchee.

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 bob.vallor@wabiathlon.org if you need the USBA Safety Class. A safety class will be held at the venue Friday evening at 7:00 pm before the first 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 $7 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 7:00 pm Friday evening before the first race at the race site.

Race Day Format and Schedule
SATURDAY will be a Mass Start format competition. This format is a; men’s 6 km and women’s, M4 men’s and juniors 5 km with four shooting bouts and a penalty loop for each missed target.
SUNDAY will be a Super Sprint format. This format is a; men’s 5 km and women’s, M4 men’s and juniors 4 km with four shooting bouts and a penalty loop for each missed targetand three extra round in each shooting bout. A MOUNTAIN BIKE biathlon will follow the Super Sprint.
Each day the schedule will be;
• 9:00 to 9:30 am: On-site check-in at the Range. Registering by Webscorer is required unless advanced arrangements are made to register at the site. Contact WBA Treasurer Bryn Black via bryn.black(at)wabiathlon.org
• 10:00 to 10:15 am: Equipment Check – all competitors must go through equipment check
• 10:15 to 11:00 am: Zero - Rifle sight in
• 11:15 am: Race time – 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: bob.vallor@wabiathlon.org

Lodging: There is lodging in both the cities of Wenatchee and East Wentachee, minutes from the competition venue.

WASHINGTON CUP Series Points: This is the first and second competitions of the 2016 Summer Biathlon Series and the first Mountain Bike competition 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 2016 Champions. The IBU International Point System will be used.

Shooting Bouts: 4 Extra Rounds: 0
Men's Distance: 6km
Women's Distance: 5km