May 16th, 2015 - Newcomer Biathlon Clinic

A Running Instructional 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.

Eligibility: This event is designed for those new to Biathlon and those interested in a basic refresher. It includes the mandatory safety class as well as training in range procedures, race strategy and marksmanship. It is not intended for experienced Biathletes. It is limited to twenty participants so preregistration is required.

Ammunition: Biathlon rifles use low or standard velocity .22 caliber ammunition with 40 grain lead bullets. The WBA supplies ammunition for this event.

Instructors: Instructors will be experienced biathletes from the Washington Biathlon Association, including athletes who have competed nationally and internationally. For more information please contact Clinic Director Bob Vallor at bob.vallor(at)

Safety Certification: The Mandatory U.S. Biathlon Association safety certification course will be given with this clinic. If you have already taken the safety course you are encouraged to go again, as there have been some rule changes in recent seasons.

Clinic Day Format and Schedule
8:30 to 9:00 am: On site registration at the Range (pre-registering by mail is also available and encouraged). We cannot accept credit or debit cards. Make checks out to Washington Biathlon Association
9:00 to 10:00 am: USBA Safety Clinic
10:00 to 12:00 noon: Rifle familiarization and zeroing
12:00 to 1:00 pm: Lunch and discussion
1:00 to 3:00 pm: Range procedures, positions and race tactics
3:00 to 3:30 pm: Short fun race
3:30 to 4:00 pm: Range equipment breakdown

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 the clinic. Please do your part and help with set-up before the event and break-down afterward.

Rifles: Rifles will be available for those without their own. These are Izhmash biathlon rifles. We do have left handed rifles.

Lodging: The nearest lodging is along International Blvd. near SeaTac International Airport, about five miles south from the race site and in the South Center area.

WASHINGTON CUP Series Beginning May 3rd, 2015 the WBA will host the Summer Biathlon Race Series, seven Cross Biathlons and two Mountain Bike Biathlons at venues around the state. The International Biathlon Union season points system will be in effect and racer points will be totaled to determine the state champions as well as a ranking list. Log on to the WBA website for the complete competitions schedule.