Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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Cross-Country

Cross-country skiing enjoys a reputation as "the world's best aerobic workout." Major international races draw as many as 18,000 competitors, but there are hundreds of local "citizen" races with several dozen racers.

International Competition The World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association sponsors the Masters World Cup, which, in 2016 was held in Vuokstti, Finland; the 2017 Masters World Cup took place in Klosters, Switzerland. The 2018 MWC will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information see http://www.world-masters-xc-skiing.ch/mambo/index.php/english.html

The organization that promotes and supports cross-country skiing for Masters in the United States is American Cross-Country Skiers ("AXCS")

American Cross-Country Skiers
PO Box 604
Bend, Oregon 97709
Phone: (888) 543-7223
http://www.xcskiworld.com/axcs/axcs.htm

The first table below presents the schedule for the 2018 National Masters Championship and the American Ski Marathon Series. The second table summarizes the number of competitors, by gender and selected age groups, in the 2017 National Masters Championship. The next two table present the national champions and the number of competitors in each class for the 2017 National Masters Championship.




2018 Cross-Country Skiing Championships
EventDateLocation
2018 Masters World Cup and AXCS National ChampionshipJanuary 19Minneapolis, MN
2018 Methow Valley Pursuit (ASMS)January 20Methow Valley, WA
2018 Noquemanon Ski Marathon (ASMS)January 27Marquette, MI
2018 Craftsbury Common Marathon (ASMS)January 27Craftsbury Common, VT
2018 City of Lakes Loppet (ASMS)January 27Minneapolis, MN
2018 Alley Loop Nordic Marathon (ASMS)February 3Crested Butte, CO
2018 Boulder Mountain Tour (ASMS)February 3Sun Valley, ID
2018 Mora Vasaloppet (ASMS)February 10Mora, MN
2018 North American Vasa (ASMS)February 10Traverse City, MI
2018 Minnesota Finlandia (ASMS)February 17Bemidji, MN
2018 American Birkebeiner (ASMS)February 24Hayward, WI
2018 Pepsi Challenge (ASMS)March 3Biwabik, MN
2018 Yellowstone Rendezvous (ASMS)March 3West Yellowstone, MT
2018 Tour of Anchorage (ASMS)March 4Anchorage, AK
2018 Great Bear Chase (ASMS)March 10Calumet, MI
2018 Lake Placid Loppet (ASMS)March 17Lake Placid, NY
2018 California Gold Rush (ASMS)March 18Royal Gorge, CA


2017 AXCS Masters National Cross-Country Skiing Championship Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Total Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2017 AXCS Masters National Cross-Country Ski Championship 240 80 84 21 32
    Percent   100%   33%   35%   9%   13%



2017 AXCS Masters National Cross-Country Ski Championship Minneapolis, MN
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Classic 14.4 kmMen40-49Gregory Ulepic6
Classic 14.4 kmMen50-59JD Downing18
Classic 14.4 kmMen60-69John Gravlin42
Classic 14.4 kmMen70+Bob Gray12
Skate 14.4 kmMen40-49John Munger27
Skate 14.4 kmMen50-59Piottr Bednarski25
Skate 14.4 kmMen60-69David Christopherson21
Skate 14.4 kmMen70+Bob Gray9
Classic 14.4 kmWomen40-49Kitty-Earl-Torniainen10
Classic 14.4 kmWomen50-59Jan Guenther20
Classic 14.4 kmWomen60-69Catherine Ellis9
Classic 14.4 kmWomen70+Connie Meek5
Skate 14.4 kmWomen40-49Jennifer Bennett12
Skate 14.4 kmWomen50-59Susan Elsass6
Skate 14.4 kmWomen60-69Catherine Ellis14
Skate 14.4 kmWomen70+Connie Meek4

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