Adirondack Paintball Biathlon Series 2014

No one has to wait for the Sochi Winter Olympics games to participate in an Olympic sport. Once again all young adults have an opportunity to be part of the Adirondack Paintball Biathlon.                                                       
The entry is $10/event for the first six events ($5 for NYSEF, NPSC, ORDA Pathfinder, Dewey Mt and TLNS athletes). There is a $20 admission for anyone participating during the Grand Finale as part of the NYSEF Nordic Kids Festival on March 23.                                               
Any child from 8-14 can register and compete in any or all of the 2014 Adirondack Paintball Biathlon Series. Any child competing in all seven events gets a free event t-shirt. No experience is necessary though each participant must have his/her own cross-country ski gear. Some kids race against each other while others just try to pull a personal best. Each race will vary depending on the location.


Each venue will have a slightly different format due to space. Generally the racer completes three loops of the designated course, stopping at the shooting range to shoot five targets and finishes on the third. For each target missed the skiers complete a penalty loop. Unlike Olympic Biathlon, children do not ski with rifles. They use only paintball guns which adults load and assist at each target station. Spectators are always welcome.
Currently all dates have a 9 am registration with a 10:00 a.m. start. For more information please go to nysef.org. Enjoy! Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series Adirondack Family Time™: Your four-season guide to over 300 activities. For more family-friendly activities go to www.AdirondackFamilyTime.com.

2014 Adirondack Paintball Biathlon Series dates are:
January 19, Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid
January 26: Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake
February 2: Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid
February 16: Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake
March 1: Dewey Mountain (part of Dewey Mountain Day)
March 15: Paul Smith’s College VIC
March 23: Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid (part of NYSEF Nordic Kids Festival)

 © Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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