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 2015 was held in Syktyvkar, Russia, February 4-12. The 2016 Masters World Championship was held in Vuokstti, Finland, March 14-19 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 2017 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 2016 National Masters Championship. The next two table present the national champions and the number of competitors in each class for the 2016 National Masters Championship. The Masters National Championship was held in conjunction with the 2016 California Gold Rush in Royal Gorge, California.




2017 Cross Country Skiing Championships
EventDateLocation
2017 Methow Valley PursuitJanuary 21Methow Valley, MN
2017 Noquermanon Ski MarathonJanuary 28Marquette, MI
2017 Craftsbury Ski MarathonJanuary 28Craftsbury Common, VT
2017 Boulder Mountain TourFebruary 4Sun Valley, ID
2017 Alley Loop Nordic MarathonFebruary 4Crested Butte, CO
2017 City of Lakes Loppet and AXCS National ChampionshipFebruary 4Minneapolis, MN
2017 Mora VasaloppetFebruary 11Mora, MN
2017 Minnesota FinlandiaFebruary 18Bemijdi, MN
2017 American BirkebeinerFebruary 25Hayward, WI
2017 Pepsi ChallengeMarch 4Biwabik, MN
2017 Yellowstone RendezvousMarch 4West Yellowstone, MT
2017 Tour of AnchorageMarch 5Anchorage, AK
2017 Great Bear ChaseMarch 11Calumet, MI
2017 California Gold RushMarch 19Royal Gorge, CA


2016 AXCS National Masters Cross Country Skiing Championship
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2016 AXCS Masters Cross Country Skiing National Championship 50 12 17 10 6
    Percent   100%   24%   34%   20%   12%



2016 AXCS Masters Cross Country Skiing National Championship Royal Gorge, CA March 19
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
10 km CL US MastersMen40-44Matthew Sanford1
10 km CL US MastersMen45-49William Northrop9
10 km CL US MastersMen50-54Barry Makariewicz5
10 km CL US MastersMen55-59Jeff Schloss6
10 km CL US MastersMen60-64David Stover4
10 km CL US MastersMen65-69Dick Andersen3
10 km CL US MastersMen70-74Del Pletcher6
10 km CL US MastersMen75-79Bob Gray3
10 km CL US MastersMen80+Charles French1
10 km CL US MastersWomen40-44Jennifer Santoro2
10 km CL US MastersWomen45-49Colleen Finnoff1
10 km CL US MastersWomen50-54Kelly Milligan1
10 km CL US MastersWomen55-59Beth Reid2
10 km CL US MastersWomen60-64Carolyn Tierman 1
10 km CL US MastersWomen65-69Karen Seward1
10 km CL US MastersWomen70-74Gabriele Andersen4

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