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.




2010 - National Masters X-C Championship and American Ski Marathon Series
EventDateLocation
Pepsi ChallengeJanuary 23Biwabik, Minnesota
2010 AXCS National Masters ChampionshipsJanuary 28Crafsbury, Vermont
Noquemanon Ski MarathonJanuary 30Marquette, Michigan
Boulder Mountain TourFebruary 6Sun Valley, Idaho
Lake Placid LoppetFebruary 6Lake Placid, New York
City of Lakes LoppetFebruary 6Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota FinlandiaFebruary 13Bemidji, Minnesota
North American VasaFebruary 13Traverse City, Michigan
Mora VasaloppetFebruary 14Mora, Minnesota
American BirkebeinerFebruary 27Cable/Hayward, Wisconsin
Yellowstone RendezvousMarch 6Yellowstone, Montana
Tour of AnchorageMarch 7Anchorage, Alaska
California Gold RushMarch 14Soda Springs, California


2009 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championship
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Competitors Over 60 Men Competitors Over 70 Women Competitors Over 60
2009 National Masters X-C Ski Championship 880 325 114 15 37
    Percent   100%   37%   13%   2%   4%

The term "competitors" refers to the entries in each event. In cross-country skiing a single individual may enter several events (e.g. 10km classic, 25km freestyle, 40km freestyle). For this reason an individual may represent multiple "competitors" in this table.



2009 National Masters X-C Ski Championship
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
10km ClassicMen40-44Mike Truskowski4
10km ClassicMen45-49Todd Boostra13
10km ClassicMen50-54Ken Leary12
10km ClassicMen55-59David Ford14
10km ClassicMen60-64Ken Rice16
10km ClassicMen65-69Jim Burkholder5
10km ClassicMen70-74Don Lokken2
10km ClassicMen75-79Reno Deprey2
25km ClassicMen40-44Todd Fisher9
25km ClassicMen45-49Kjeil Risung10
25km ClassicMen50-54Andun Mikkelson21
25km ClassicMen55-59Bill Husby15
25km ClassicMen60-64John Wood8
25km ClassicMen65-69Alex Bryner7
25km ClassicMen70-74John Olnes1
25km ClassicMen75-79Reno Deprey2
25km FreestyleMen40-44JD Downing16
25km FreestyleMen45-49Steve Bay21
25km FreestyleMen50-54Jeff Dubois24
25km FreestyleMen55-59Will Whiton20
25km FreestyleMen60-64Tim Stone17
25km FreestyleMen65-69Barry Johnson4
25km FreestyleMen70-74Richard Mittelstadt1
25km FreestyleMen75-79Alan Dubois2
40km FreestyleMen40-44Greg Schumacher26
40km FreestyleMen45-49Dan Harbison32
40km FreestyleMen50-54Daniel Thorsness41
40km FreestyleMen55-59Bruce Talbot31
40km FreestyleMen60-64Ken Mogren26
40km FreestyleMen65-69Jim Burkholder9
40km FreestyleMen70-74Don Lokken3
40km FreestyleMen75-79Darin Markwardt1
50km FreestyleMen40-44Pete Alexson21
50km FreestyleMen45-49Todd Boostra40
50km FreestyleMen50-54Roger Sayre40
50km FreestyleMen55-59David Ford31
50km FreestyleMen60-64Kenneth Jones6
50km FreestyleMen65-69Richard Burton1
50km FreestyleMen70-74Jim Lindsey1
10km ClassicWomen40-44Kathleen Welland3
10km ClassicWomen45-49Nancy Pease12
10km ClassicWomen50-54Elizabeth Butera9
10km ClassicWomen55-59Aase Haugen7
10km ClassicWomen60-64Ann Mize3
10km ClassicWomen65-69Carol Hermes2
10km ClassicWomen70-75Barbara Lewis1
25km ClassicWomen40-44Christine Matson19
25km ClassicWomen45-49Heidi Borson14
25km ClassicWomen50-54Jam Hazen29
25km ClassicWomen55-59Susie Holway17
25km ClassicWomen60-64Elizabeth Hastorf7
25km ClassicWomen65-69Carol Hermes2
25km ClassicWomen70-74June Lindsey2
25km FreestyleWomen40-44Germaine Thomas21
25km FreestyleWomen45-49Heather Durtschi19
25km FreestyleWomen50-54Diane Blas28
25km FreestyleWomen55-59Shirley Lord8
25km FreestyleWomen60-64Marylou Burton8
25km FreestyleWomen65-69Berit Flora4
25km FreestyleWomen70-74June Lindsey2
40km FreestyleWomen40-44Diana Carbonel19
40km FreestyleWomen45-49Cheryl Dubois30
40km FreestyleWomen50-54Lisa Beck22
40km FreestyleWomen55-59Aase Haugen15
40km FreestyleWomen60-64Ann Mize7
50km FreestyleWomen40-44Mona Deprey6
50km FreestyleWomen45-49Karin Gillis8
50km FreestyleWomen50-54Celia Rosen2
50km FreestyleWomen65-69Mary Kemppel1
The term "competitors" refers to the entries in each event. In X-C skiing an individual may enter several events (e.g. 10km Classic, 10km Freestyle, 15km Freestyle). For this reason an individual may represent multiple "competitors" in this table.

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