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.




2014 Cross-Country Skiing
EventDateLocation
Lake Placid LoppetJanuary 25Lake Placid, NY
Methow Valley PursuitJanuary 25Methow Valley, MN
Noquemanon Ski MarathonJanuary 25Marquette, MI
Boulder Mountain TourFebruary 1Sun Valley, ID
Craftsbury MarathonFebruary 1Craftsbury Commin, VT
Alley Loop Nordic MarathonFebruary 1Crested Butte, CO
City of Lakes LoppetFebruary 1Minneapolis, MN
North American VasaFebruary 8Traverse City, MI
Mora VasaloppetFebruary 9Mora, MN
Minnesota FinlandiaFebruary 15Bemidj, MN
American BirkebeinerFebruary 22Hayward, WI
2014 AXCS National Masters ChampionshipMarch 2Anchorage, AK
Pepsi ChallengeMarch 8Biwabik, MN
Yellowstone RendezvousMarch 8West Yellowstone, MT
Great Bear ChaseMarch 8Calumet, MI
California Gold RushMarch 16Soda Springs, CA


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