Published DateGILFORD — A Paintball Biathlon race in which participants use the skate ski technique and shoot a paintball gun at targets will be held at the Gunstock Nordic Center at Gunstock on Sunday, March 3.
The event is open to all ages with adults through ninth grade competition starting at 10 a.m. There will be a raffle at noon and Kindergarten and up through 8th grade competition starts at 1 p.m.
Everyone skis 3 loops (varying distances based on age) and gets a chance to shoot twice: 5 paintballs at 3 targets. Prizes for top 3 in each age or grade category
Cost is $10 for NENSA (or New England Nordic Ski Association Members) or $15 for non-NENSA members. People can sign up at skireg.com through the GNA website gunstocknordic.com
After the Biathlon, there will also be a ski orienteering clinic and race for a $5 fee. Race to a series of control locations along the trail network in order, with the route between them up to you.
An introductory clinic run by Up North Orienteers (http://www.upnoor.org/) will be held shortly after the morning biathlon race.