Birkie Trailhead JNQ

COMPETITION CATEGORIES, DISTANCES & FEES


Midwest Junior National Qualifier (JNQ)




Great Lake Junior National Qualifier (JNQ)




Junior National Qualifier (JNQ)



Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Qualifier




Youth (U12 and U14)




Senior, Masters, Open



LAST DAY FOR ALL REGISTRATIONS TO BE RECEIVED: MIDNIGHT TUESDAY JAN 17, 2017

On-line Registration


RACE VENUE

The new American Birkebeiner Trailhead, located off of McNaught Road near Cable, WI, is home to a new 'Great Hall' a pre-race warm space on brisk race mornings.

TIMING CONTRACTOR

Superior Timing / Michigan Based Chip and Photo-Finish Timing Company

ACCOMMODATIONS

Telemark Condominiums / Lakewoods Resort / Delta Lodge

Sign-Up to Volunteer

GENERAL PARTICIPATION TIPS

Whether you are new to the Junior National Qualifying (JNQ) races or a returning racer, here are some tips to help you feel comfortable with the process.

  • Registration for JNQ races typically closes on the Tuesday before the race. Plan your races and register early.

  • Give yourself the highest opportunity to earn a place on the Midwest team, and increase your elite racing experience, by participating in all the races if possible.

  • If you are on a school team, good communication with your coach is essential. Work together to establish a plan that supports both your school team and your JNQ races.

  • The Midwest team will be named after the final race in the JNQ series.

  • Please be prepared to pay for the full cost of the US Junior National Nordic Ski Championships (JN) trip at the team naming that takes place after the final JNQ race if you are selected for the team. For instance, JN trip to Truckee (CA) in 2015 was $2,150 per Midwest team member. The required Midwest team uniform could be purchased new or borrowed/bought from a former team member if available.

  • Junior National team members must have a CXC/USSA membership. Serious competitors should not wait until February to do this.

  • Keep a close watch on the CXC website as race and JN trip details can change rapidly. The website will also be your first source for info on summer camps and clinics.
Finally, enjoy the experience of elite racing! The JNQ races and Junior National Nordic Ski Championships trip are opportunities to meet and ski with the finest skiers in the Midwest and the country. It's exciting, motivating and really fun.