Climb to the Castle
September 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
On the Sunday, September 15th, the Climb to the Castle Skate Race will begin at 8:00AM. The course will start at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface Mountain– New York’s 5th highest peak with an elevation of 4,867 feet.
New this season competitors will be started based on their standings in the mini-tour. Combined results from the first day (prologue and XCX placement) will be assigned FIS mini-tour time bonuses of:
1st place = 60 seconds 16th place = 15 seconds
2nd place = 56 seconds 17th place = 14 seconds
3rd place = 52 seconds 18th place = 13 seconds
4th place = 48 seconds 19th place = 12 seconds
5th place = 44 seconds 20th place = 11 seconds
6th place = 42 seconds 21st place = 10 seconds
7th place = 40 seconds 22nd place = 9 seconds
8th place = 38 seconds 23rd place = 8 seconds
9th place = 36 seconds 24th place = 7 seconds
10th place = 34 seconds 25th place = 6 seconds
11th place = 32 seconds 26th place = 5 seconds
12th place = 30 seconds 27th place = 4 seconds
13th place = 18 seconds 28th place = 3 seconds
14th place = 17 seconds 29th place = 2 seconds
15th place = 16 seconds 30th place = 1 second
The “Bus” or “Wave” for skiers who didn’t compete in Saturday or make the top 30 will start two minutes behind the 30th place skier.
Following the race events there will be an award ceremony for Junior, Senior and Masters Classes based on C2C times (18 people) — we will also have a special award for the overall winners of each classification in the mini-tour (6 people)!
Start Location: Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway, Toll Booth.
7:00 am: Registration and Bib Pick up opens
8:00 am: Open and Junior Male Start
8:05 am: Open and Junior Female Start
8:08 am: Masters Open Start
Awards at the Castle: 30 minutes after last finisher