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.




2011 National Masters Championship and American Ski Marathon Series
EventDateLocation
2011 Pepsi Challenge (ASMS)January 22Biwabik, MN
2011 Noquermanon Ski Marathon (ASMS)January 29Marquette, MI
2011 City of Lakes Loppet (ASMS)February 5Minneapolis, MN
2011 Boulder Mountain Tour (ASMS)February 5Sun Valley, ID
2011 Lake Placid Loppet (ASMS)February 5Lake Placid, NY
2011 North American Vasa (ASMS)February 11Traverse City, MI
2011 Mora Vassaloppet (ASMS)February 13Mora, MN
2011 Minnesota FinlandiaFebruary 19Bemidji, MN
2011 American Birkebeiner (ASMS)February 26Hayward, WI
2011 Yellowstone Rendezvous (ASMS)March 5West Yellowstone, MT
2011 National Masters Cross-Country Skiing ChampionshipMarch 5Sovereign Lakes, BC (CAN)
2011 Tour of Anchorage (ASMS)March 6Anchorage, AK
2011 California Gold Rush (ASMS)March 20Soda Springs, CA


2010 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championship
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Competitors Over 60 Men Competitors Over 70 Women Compeitors Over 60
National Masters X-C Ski Championship 477 123 96 23 17
    Percent   100%   26%   20%   5%   4%



2010 National Masters X-C Ski Championship
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
10K FreestyleMen40-44Tim Donahue19
10K FreestyleMen45-49Barry Markarewicz24
10K FreestyleMen50-54Robert Bradlee14
10K FreestykeMen55-59Chris Nice23
10K FreestyleMen60-64Murray Banks16
10K FreestyleMen65-69Jonathan Chaffee10
10K FreestykeMen70-74Bob Gray7
10K FreestyleMen75-79John Pope3
10K FreestyleWomen40-44Elise Lawson3
10K FreestyleWomen45-49Nina Gavrylyuk8
10K FreestyleWomen50-54Joann Hanowski8
10K FreestyleWomen55-59Carolyn Tiernan6
10K FreestyleWomen60-64Trina Hosmer4
10K FreestyleWomen65-69Sally Howe1
10K FreestyleWomen70-74Sara Martin1
25K ClassicMen40-44JD Downing10
25K ClassicMen45-49Rene Dufour12
25K ClassicMen50-54Bryce Wing16
25K ClassicMen55-59Jim Fredericks9
25K ClassicMen60-64Doug Armstrong18
25K ClassicMen65-69Jonathan Chaffee10
25K ClassicMen70-74Bob Gray9
25k ClassicMen75-79Edmund Brelsford1
25K ClassicWomen40-44Jill Underwood9
25K ClassicWomen45-49Mia Allen17
25K ClassicWomen50-54Cheryl Carlson15
25K ClassicWomen55-59Jaqueline Gareau5
25K ClassicWomen60-64Trina Hosmer7
25K ClassicWomen65-69Sally Howe4
50K ClassicMen40-44Erik Grimm26
50K ClassicMen45-49Rune Harkestad37
50K ClassicMen50-54Nat Lucy30
50K ClassicMen55-59Chris Nice38
50K ClassicMen60-64Donavon Freeman17
50K ClassicMen65-69George Linton2
50K ClassicMen70-74Ray Owen2
50K ClassicMen75-79George Bates1
50K ClassicWomen40-44Dorcas Wonsavage8
50K ClassicWomen45-49Brenda Goss10
50K ClassicWomen50-54Joann Hanowski8
50K ClassicWomen55-59Mary Heller Osgood9

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