All events start on the ice in front of the La Ronge Legion Hall, 1400 La Ronge Avenue.
All trails will be groomed for skating and classic skiing.
Checkpoints are located every four to nine kilometers and have radio contact, first aid, toilets, beverages, food, a campfire and friendly volunteers.
There will be awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place skiers in each age category and event, except for the Jackrabbit Glide, which provides an award for each young skier.
KUPESEWIN RULES & LOGISTICS
Sponsor: Robertson Trading LTD.
Bib Pick-up & Start Time
Bib pick-up: Friday March 6 @11:00am at The Legion
Race start: Friday March 6 @12:30pm at the Legion on the lake
52km Kupesewin Lite
Skiers travel 26km on Day 1 before reaching the overnight camp at "the Summit" check point. Day 2 starts at 8:30am and skiers retrace their route home for a total distance of 52km.
77km Kupesewin Marathon & Sasquatch
Skiers travel 36km on Day 1 before stopping overnight at the Summit checkpoint. Day 2 starts at 8:30am and skiers travel another 41km back home for a total distance of 77km.
All Skiers Must:
Be able to maintain an 8km/hr. average speed. Skiers should only enter a Kupesewin event after building a strong, long distance training base.
Pack survival gear and personal gear. Survival gear must contain: extra mitts/gloves, socks, matches, fire starter, small knife, cook pot (1L minimum) and 500g of high energy food. Personal gear should include food, tent (if using), sleeping bag, utensils, etc.
Kupesewin Marathon and Lite Skiers:
Can have up to two packs with a total combined weight of 15kg maximum. These packs will be transported by volunteers to the Summit checkpoint.
Kupesewin Sasquatch Skiers:
Must carry of all of their own gear. No maximum weight of packs but must include all mandatory survival gear noted above.
Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the entire event.