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November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
On November 2nd, the 3rd running of the NENSA Trapp Invitational will be hosted at the Trapp Family Lodge, the home of the 2019 NCAA National Championships. The race was designed to provide a race opportunity for NENSA Elite and Development teams in 2017 — and has since grown to include EISA programs and other elite teams. This year we are extending our invitations to the Elite and Development team, EISA college teams, skiers who have achieved a top-5 in their age group throughout the 2019 High Peaks Cyclery Rollerski Series, and skiers who were signed up for the Rossignol FreeFall. The field will be capped at 150 competitors.
The event is designed to celebrate the strength of American cross country skiers and offer a high level competition as final preparation for the 2020 ski season. The Trapp Invitational highlights successful athletes across age ranges, inspiring those in attendance, while displaying the talent of New England skiers to a broader audience. We aim to showcase our sport with national and international exposure.
Athletes will be seeded using USSA (or FIS) points. Final start list will be posted to www.nensa.net on November 1. Classic 10km Individual Start at :30 second intervals (final format depending on final registration numbers). The ten lowest point male and female skiers in the race with use the NENSA Swenor Alutech matched ski set – racers will receive the skis 30 minutes before the start. All other skiers will use their own “training/medium/#2” speed roller skis. Helmets are required.
Notes and reminders:
Course: We have again received graciously received permission from the Town of Stowe to race on their roads. In an effort to safely increase our field size, the Barrows Road section of the course will be closed to traffic and marshaled by Stowe Police at the Moscow and Luce Hill turns (Nebraska Valley and Luce/Trapp Hill will remain open and skiers must abide by the rules of the road). Although we will be marshaling the entire course skiers must treat the roads with caution. We request that all warm up takes place on Nebraska Valley Road and parking takes place at the parking lot just off Cotton Brook Road. Please preview the remainder of the course on your way to registration by car. Course begins with gradual downhill and flat before rolling upwards along Barrows Road and making a final climb up Luce and Trapp Hill. The course measures 6.2 miles / 10 kilometers.