2019 Kawartha Nordic Skiathlon

10 Nov 2018

Todd Harris

24 Feb 2019

racers are off

Race is STILL on for Sunday, Feb 24. Be prepared for rainy conditions .

Kawartha Nordic is excited to be bringing the skiathlon race format to the 2019 Southern Ontario District Paraffin race series on Sunday 24-Feb-2019 and registration is now open on A much longer and more storied, but informal version of the skiathlon has been a staple event at Kawartha Nordic for many years.

This event is meant to be a fun introductory race experience, for skiers of all ages and abilities.

Save the date and sign-up today.


Age Category Distance Format Technique Cost
(1988 & earlier)
18 km Skiathlon 9km Classic
to 9km Skate
18 km Skiathlon 9km Classic
to 9km Skate
Junior Man/Woman
18 km Skiathlon 9km Classic
to 9km Skate
Junior Boy/Girl
9 km Skiathlon 4.5km Classic
to 4.5km Skate
6 km Skiathlon 3km Classic
to 3km Skate
6 km Skiathlon 3km Classic
to 3km Skate
3 km Mass Start Classic $20
1.5 km Mass Start Classic $20
(2011 & younger)
1.5 km Mass Start Classic $20
Open/Masters/Jr/Juv. 18 km 2-person Relay 9km Classic
+ 9km Skate
Open/Masters/Jr/Juv. 9 km 2-person Relay 4.5km Classic
+ 4.5km Skate

All race fees will be discounted by $5/person, if registration is completed before 2-Feb-2019

Event Details:

  • All races, except the 2-person relays, are part of the SOD Paraffin race series.
  • The first race wave start is scheduled for 10am Sunday 10-Feb-2019.
  • A team captains meeting will be held at 9am in the WoodFine Chalet.
  • All race day registrations are $40/person. Please pay by cash/credit/debit at the trailhead rental shop, and bring your receipt to the registration table in the WoodFine Chalet before 8am.
  • If the race is cancelled due to insufficient registrations or weather, a full refund will be provided minus a $5 processing fee. The $1.50/skier Zone4 fee is also not refundable. Requests for individual refunds will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Those interested in Paranordic categories, should contact the Chief of Competition, Todd Harris, in advance to discuss course options.
  • Skiathlon Races:
    • Each skier will complete the first half of the race using Classic technique and the second half with Free technique.
    • Skier's will have an assigned space in which to leave their Skate gear, for the mid-race transition.
    • You may wish to bring a small mat or carpet square on which to stand, if changing your boots.
    • The time taken in transition will be included as part of the racer's total elapsed race time.
  • 2-Person Relay Races:
    • The starting team member will ski with the Classic technique and, once tagged by their teammate, the second team member will ski with Free technique.
    • Both members of a 2-person relay team must be registered individually, and with the same team name.
    • Relay teams will not earn points in the SOD Paraffin race series.
  • Start groups for all races will be determined once registration closes, and may involve collapsing genders or ages. Start position within a group will be determined by random draw, with all race day registrants starting last.
  • The 9 km & 18 km races will follow a 4.5 km loop, while the 3 km and 6 km races will use a 3 km loop and the 1.5 km race will use a 1.5 km loop.
  • While the course will be marked, our trails will be open to the public, and you could encounter both non-racers and and participants competing in other races during your race.
  • All racers, parents and support crew are asked to uphold the SOD Paraffin race series requirement that only regular, non-fluorinated paraffin glide wax be used on racing skis for all categories, including Open and Masters ‒ no low, mid or high flouro waxes, hardners, gels, liquids, powders, etc. This restriction does not apply to grip waxes.
  • We are also looking for volunteers to help make this event a success. If you or anyone you know, might be interested, please have them signup online.

Zone4 Registration Notes:

  • Proceed to checkout, once you have added the information for each skier to your cart using the "Add First Person", "Add Second Person", etc buttons.
  • An email receipt will be sent upon successful payment completion.
  • If you are unsure whether your registration and/or payment was successful, please do not try again as we will be unable to refund the additional processing fee. Please contact for registration assistance.