Cross Country Canada and the Gatineau Loppet announce the 2014 Canadian Long Distance Loppet Championships
Gatineau, October 2nd, 2013 - Set aside for a long time, the Canadian long distance Loppet Championships will be back in 2014, wright here in our backyard! Cross Country Canada and the Gatineau Loppet are pleased to announce the introduction of this new program and for the next two seasons this title will be awarded at the Gatineau Loppet in mid-February.
The Canadian long distance Loppet Championships is being introduced for the serious skiers as a high profile mid-season event. The long term objective is to rotate the Championships between eastern and western Canada.
“We are fortunate to be able to partner with the Gatineau Loppet to introduce this exciting new event to our calendar”, commented Dave Dyer, CCC events director. “We are using the skate race for the Championships this season to balance the 50 km classic distance race at the Haywood Ski Nationals in Corner Brook. We will alternate each season, using a point to point event for the Long Distance Loppet Championships”. Results of skiers with a CCC or FIS license will be eligible for Canada Points.
Yan Michaud, President of the Gatineau Loppet, is very proud to hear that the local organisation will be hosting the National Championships for 2014 and 2015. “The quality of our event and members involvement has most likely been influential in this decision”.
The 36th Annual Gatineau Loppet will be held from February 14th to 16th,, 2014 and will feature multiple ski distances for the entire family in both techniques (5, 16, 27 and 51km classic and 2, 10, 27 and 51 km freestyle). The 51 km classic will be linear and will start from P17. Online registration is now open and skiers have until October 31th, 2013 to benefit of substantial discounts. Information and registration details can be found on the website of the Gatineau Loppet www.gatineauloppet.com.