Winterlude Triathlon FAQ

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We are planning on the race being as described and what you signed up for: skate, ski and run.

Relay teams will now have all male, all female, and a mixed division.  Prizes to top team in each category.

Please remember, there are no indoor facilities, so dress warmly before, during and have some dry warm clothes for after the race.

Is there a time limit?

Yes.  More specically, participants must start the second lap of the ski course before 75min race time.  Those that miss this cut off time will be directed to the ski finish and do only one lap of the ski.  They will be allowed to start and complete the entire run course but obviously not quialify for awards. We will leave the directional signs out, but cannot guarantee volunteers will be on cousrse after 2:30 race time.

What kind of skates can I wear?

·         Anything you want.  In terms of speed, clip-ons, speed skates, hockey skates and figure skates.

What kind of skis can I use?

·         Skate or classic.  In terms of speed, most of the time, skate skiing is faster, but sometimes, classic.  This, of course, depends on your aptitude.  If you are not a good skier, neither will make you fast, but one could make you slower.

Is the ski course groomed for skate and classic?

·         Yes.  The ski course is groomed for both techniques, and we make every effort to keep the skate track wide whenever possible, and to double track the classic when possible.  The Arboretum is a snug area to put a ski course, so we use the space we have.

Can I wear spikes or Yaktracks during the run?

Can I wear a helmet on the skate?

Can I wear headphones or ear buds during the race?

What kind of medical support do you have?

Ski course warm-up

Worried what will happen if the weather is bad?

When will the final decision on race format be made?

What is the commemorative gift this year?

Can someone else pick up my race kit on Friday?

How do I find my stuff during and after the race?


If you have any other questions, please read the Race Information page on the Winterlude Triathlon website.  If you still have questions, feel free to send them our way.