NENSA is pleased to announce that this year’s Eastern U16 Championships will be held at JacksonXC in Jackson, New Hampshire on March 12th & 13th, 2022. We are excited to partner with JacksonXC to host this race weekend! In addition to being one of the largest cross country ski centers in the East, Jackson is an experienced race host. They regularly host the University of New Hampshire Carnival, have hosted NCAA Championships in 2007, 2017 & 2021 as well as Junior Nationals in 2000. The NENSA EasternU16 Championships were last hosted by Jackson in 2010. According to Ellen Chandler, the executive director of JacksonXC, “we love hosting races and are thrilled to put on this event!”
Other Event Updates: Due to COVID concerns both of this year’s Eastern U16 & High School Championships have been modified, including relocating U16s to central New England. Both events have been shortened and will be held on Saturday and Sunday only. At both events, Saturday will feature a distance race in the afternoon, while on Sunday there will be a sprint in the morning and a relay in the early afternoon. Both venues are working on plans to offer a meal Saturday night for athletes and coaches, but it will not be the traditional mass gathering. Awards will take place outside at the end of each day’s events. Please note that NENSA is requiring proof of vaccination for all participants and coaches at these events. NENSA recently updated its COVID Guidelines and to be considered fully vaccinated you now must have a booster if eligible.
You can find more information about qualifying for these championship events by clicking the links below: