A Running Super Sprint competition presented by WBA at SPAA
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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(at)wabiathlon.org.
Ammunition: Biathlon rifles use low or standard velocity .22 caliber ammunition with soft 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 Saturday 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 will be a Super Sprint format race: men's 4 km and women's 3 km with four shooting bouts and a penalty loop for each missed target.
9:00 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 - Mass Start (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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lodging: The nearest lodging is along International Blvd. near SeaTac International Airport, about five miles south from the race site.
Shooting Bouts: 4 Extra Rounds: 3
Men's Distance: 4km
Women's Distance: 3km
Youth Distance: 3km