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.




2016 Cross-Country Ski Nationals and American Ski Marathon Series
EventDateLocation
2016 Methow Valley PursuitJanuary 23Methow Valley, MN
2016 Noquemanon Ski MarathonJanuary 23Marquette, MI
2016 Craftsbury Ski MarathonJanuary 30Craftsbury, VT
2016 Boulder Mountain TourFebruary 6Sun Valley, ID
2016 Alley Loop Nordic MarathonFebruary 6Crested Butte, CO
2016 North American VasaFebruary 13Traverse City, MI
2014 Mora VasaloppetFebruary 13Mora, MN
2016 American BirkebeinerFebruary 20Hayward, WI
2016 Minnesota FinlandiaFebruary 27Bemidji, MN
2016 Pepsi ChallengeFebruary 27Biwabik, MN
2016 Yellowstone RendezvousMarch 5West Yellowstone, MT
2016 Great Bear ChaseMarch 5Calumet, MI
2016 Tour of AnchorageMarch 6Anchorage, AK
2016 National X-C Ski Championship and California Gold RushMarch 19Royal Gorge, CA
2017 North American VasaFebruary 11Traverse City, MI


2015 National Masters Cross-Counrt Ski Championship Summary Table
Event Total Competitors over 40 Women Competitors Man over 60 Men over 70 Women over 60
2015 National Masters X-C Ski Championship 338 95 113 31 33
    Percent   100%   28%   33%   9%   10%



2015 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championship Craftbury, VT Jan 29
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
10 km ClassicMen40-44Sproule Love6
10 km ClassicMen45-49Tim Donahue17
10 km ClassicMen50-54Tom Thurston9
10 km ClassicMen55-59Richard Powell11
10 km ClassicMen60-64Chris Rice18
10 km ClassicMen65-69Donovan Freeman11
10 km ClassicMen70-74Jonathan Chaffee9
10 km ClassicMen75-99Bob Gray6
10 km ClassicWomen40-44Heidi Henkel1
10 km ClassicWomen45-49Sarah Primran4
10 km ClassicWomen50-54Maria Allen4
10 km ClassicWomen55-59Elizabeth Younrman8
10 km ClassicWomen60-64Carolyn Tieman7
10 km ClassicWomen65-69Trina Hosmer5
10 km ClassicWomen70-74Sharon Crawford3
10 km ClassicWomen75-99Sara Mae Berman3
25 km CL US MastersMen40-44Greg Bagnato6
25 km CL US MastersMen45-49Mark White10
25 km CL US MastersMen50-54Stephen Wright14
25 km CL US MastersMen55-59Richard Costanza6
25 km CL US MastersMen60-64Chris Nice24
25 km CL US MastersMen65-69Donavon Freeman21
25 km CL US MastersMen70-74Jonathan Chaffee10
25 km CL US MastersMen75-79Bob Gray5
25 km CL US MastersMen80+Dusty Johnstone1
25 km CL US MastersWomen40-44Sarah Daney2
25 km CL US MastersWomen45-49Heidi Underwood6
25 km CL US MastersWomen50-54Joney Otteson13
25 km CL US MastersWomen55-59Julie Bladel5
25 km CL US MastersWomen60-64Mary Heller Osgood6
25 km CL US MastersWomen65-69Trina Hosmer6
25 km CL US MastersWomen70-74Sharon Crawford2
25 km CL US MastersWomen75-79Gesela Estes1
50 km CL US MastersMen40-44Eric Darling7
50 km CL US MastersMen45-49Erki Grimm13
50 km CL US MastersMen50-54Tom Thurston13
50 km CL US MastersMen55-59Richard Powell18
50 km CL US MastersMen60-64James Doucett6
50 km CL US MastersMen65-69Jim Adams2
50 km CL US MastersWomen40-44Lindley Van Der Linde2
50 km CL US MastersWomen45-49Sarah Pribram4
50 km CL US MastersWomen50-54Christiane Clavel5
50 km CL US MastersWomen55-59Elizabeth Youngman8

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