Organisation: Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club. The events will
run according to the FIS Rules For Popular Cross Country Races.
Events: 42km Kangaroo Hoppet; 21km Australian Birkebeiner; 7km Joey Hoppet.
Start: 9.30am, Saturday 28th August, 2010 at the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl.
Technique: Freestyle. Classical tracks will be set
Course: The 42km course is a figure of eight with the start/finish area also being the halfway mark. A 3 hour cut off time will apply to the first 21km of the 42km course. No competitors will be allowed to continue past the 21km point of the course after this time. A second cut off of 3.5 hours after the start will apply at the 24.5 km mark (Sun Valley Turnaround). No skier will be allowed past this point after this time.
Classes: Age is taken as on 31st December 2009.
The 42km Kangaroo Hoppet race is open to all skiers born in 1991 or before. The 21km Australian Birkebeiner is open to all skiers born in 1995 or before. The 7km Joey Hoppet is open to all skiers, however young children should be accompanied by an adult.
Details of payment: All entry forms should be accompanied by a cheque, money order or credit card authorisation. All payments must be in Australian Dollars.
Race Office: The Race Office is located beside the Mount Beauty Information Centre, on the left side of the Highway as you approach the town.
Start Numbers: Bibs can be collected from the Race Office in Mount Beauty from Friday August 20th. On Friday August 27th, the Race Office will remain open until midnight and will reopen at 6.00am on the day of the race. Race bibs will not be available at Falls Creek.
Safety: The event is run on the Bogong High Plains, which is a wilderness area without roads. Competitors must be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions. Windproof and waterproof outer garments should be carried (in a bumbag or small pack) and worn if necessary. Should the weather imply too great a risk for skiers, the organisers hold the right to change, postpone or cancel the race at short notice in view of skier safety.