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Gorham Bike & Ski Presents...TruStrength SkiMo Cup Series - Race #4 Mar 12th
Sat, Mar 12, 2022
Mar 12th Solo Race - LIGHT GEAR
Mar 12th Solo Race -HEAVY METAL
Mar 12th Short Course
Mar 12th Fitness Ski Vert Challenge
2 PERSON TEAM COURSE
About This Activity
This race page is for Race #4 of 4 in this Series. This is the SEASON FINALE and our longest race! Please be sure to sign up for the other 3 earlier in the season.
Gorham Bike & Ski is excited to present The TruStrength Skimo Cup Series this season! It is an uphill/downhill racing series. (Skimo, alpine touring, telemark, split board etc). The series consists of four total solo races for the season. Each course will also have a Recreational short course for skiers that want to participate but don’t want to race.
TruStrength Series race schedule: Sat Jan 15th solo Sat Jan 29th solo and 4 person relays Sat Feb 19 solo Sat Mar 12 (w/ Baxter Outdoors) solo & 2 PERSON TEAM
Race details: Full Course SkiMo & Heavy Metal division will do 5 laps with required bootpacks and designated descents. Short Course ( 1 Lap) and the Fitness Ski (as many laps in 2 hours) will share the same climb but racers may choose any descent that suits their ability.
Race 4 MAPS:
Full Course SkiMo & Heavy Metal Maps: https://caltopo.com/m/KEEJ7#
Fitness Ski & Short Course Map: (Descent is not fully marked as racers may choose how to get to the base. COMING SOON
Expected Full Course will consist of approximately 4,800 ft of vertical with 5 laps. There will be mandatory boot packs and many transitions. Exact course will be determined by snow conditions. Short Course will consist of 1 single lap but no booting. We will give you a course time for your effort but this is an unranked division with an emphasis on FUN and thus racers can choose to descend any trail that best suits their ability with no penalty. The Fitness Vert Challenge will utilize the Short Course uphill and racers will do as many laps as possible skiing down any trail of choice.
2 Person Team – In the team event, a team (composed of two racers) must at all times race together, and must finish together. During ascents, team members must not be separated by more than 30 seconds, and during descents no more than 10 seconds. Team members must leave all transitions together, and must finish within 5 seconds of each other. This race will be run AFTER ALL THE SOLO RACES ARE DONE SO RACERS CAN DO BOTH.
Requirements for all races: · All SKIMO racers must wear a helmet · A single ski/binding weight of 1,360 grams (3 lbs) will be the cutoff for entering the Heavy Metal Division · Poles need to be on snow during transitions · All FULL COURSE racers must have a pack that skis can attach to for races requiring a boot pack section · A tow line can be implemented in the 2 Person Team race (ascent only) · Other rules may be imposed by the race director at each event · Racers are NOT required to wear masks while outside by the RD, if the resort imposes this that will be outside our choice). Racers will abide by the resort rules for indoor usage of masks · Racers either need to provide proof of a natural occurring infection of COVID19 within past 6 months, proof of COVID vax, or a negative test result within three days of racing. Racers should not attend if they are symptomatic. · We believe in personal privacy but also in public health and safety. We are giving lots of safe options here so please be honest and don’t let this be a reason for not racing