March 23rd, 2013 - Race #9

A Winter Mass Start competition presented by WBA at SPNC

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Chief of Competition: Bob Vallor
Chief of Range: Jim Fletcher
Eligibility: This event is open to all biathlon racers who have completed the USBA Safety Class. For racers under 14 years old, additional shooting training is required. Contact the Chief of Competition at

Volunteers: Volunteers are always needed for races. This is an excellent way for those new to the sport to see a race at the closest possible vantage and to learn about how a competition functions. Score keeping is also very easy. If you would like to assist Contact the Chief of Competition at

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

Competition Format and Schedule
8:30 to 9:00 am: On-site registration at the Nordic Center (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 (if needed)
9:00 to 10:30 am: Range set-up
10:30 to 11:15 am: Rifle Zeroing
11:30 am: Race time
TBD: Range equipment breakdown

Early arrival at the range is encouraged as help with range and course setup that will be needed prior to the race. 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 Bi 7-4 and Bi 7-3 biathlon rifles. We do have left handed rifles.

Shooting Bouts: 4 Extra Rounds: 0
Men's Distance: 12.5km
Women's Distance: 10km