App Gap Challenge
When: Saturday, August 22nd - Sunday, August 30th, 2020 (continued details at the bottom)
- PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN INVITE ONLY EVENT FOR 2020 -
- READ ON BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL OFFERING (Below Historical Data) -
What: Classic technique Rollerski Race/Challenge. Uphill event 7.25km for all competitors.
What do I get?? Event organization and landowner agreements, matched skis for your effort (new this year because of the format all skiers can use matched Swenor skis), timing, awards.
Please note support vehicles are restricted to the following areas: the Smokehouse, Mad River Glen's main parking lot and Practice Hill Lot and the summit of the Gap. Vans must use extreme caution and drive in a responsible manner - coaches and undesignated drivers put the future of the App Gap in jeopardy in 2019. NENSA has the right to restrict drivers and future participation in our events if such occurrence happens again. Be kind - drive slowly.
Running a safe event is our #1 goal. The road will be open this year. Skiers must be aware of traffic and ski like a responsible pedestrian - no prize is worth injury or jeopordizing the future if the event. Helmets required - eyewear strongly encouraged. Further race day instructions will be made available to you after registration.
SWENOR SKI FLEET: All skiers are encouraged to use NENSA's matched fleet of Swenor Alutech skis.
Women - 5km Skate Split Classic Split Finish Date
Caitlin Patterson 10:25.9 11:54.9 22:20.8 8/11/18
Men - 7.25km Skate Split Classic Split Finish Date
Kyle Bratrud 15:04.2 10:40.2 25:44.4 8/11/18
We are very excited to announce that App Gap 2020 is happening! It will come as no surprise to anyone that the format will be quite different than in previous years to ensure safety during this global pandemic. A small invite test event will will take place between Aug 22 and 30 for a few local clubs, while we are hosting a virtual event that is open to our whole NENSA community. While we would love to host an in-person App Gap for everyone, that is simply not safe in this environment and we want our summer/fall events to be safe and successful so we can provide more opportunities this winter. We appreciate your understanding and hope you are excited to compete in the Virtual App Gap Challenge. There will, of course, be sweet prizes and the nature of a virtual event means anyone can participate regardless of their location! There are three virtual rollerski participation categories.
Current NENSA members get a discount on registration and this will be our first event that we utilize SkiReg's data entry and leaderboard platform! We hope that wherever you are, you can get out on your rollerskis and start climbing! Please reach out to [email protected] with questions.
Actual Data from the App Gap Challenge "Long Course":
Climb: 414 meters
Distance: 7.21 km
Low Point: 275 meters
High Point: 716 meters