Details will be added as they are confirmed.
RACE SECRETARY | Diana Demery-Hepinstall
TECHNICAL DELEGATE | Angus Carr
Schedule of Events
Saturday, January 8th
Non-racer, Team and Racer Registration Deadline
Monday, January 10th
Team Captain's Meeting #1 - virtual, mandatory, 1 rep per team
Tuesday, January 11th
Late Entry Deadline for Racers
Friday, January 14th
Official Training Day
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Race Office Open
Team Captain's Meeting #2 - virtual
Saturday, January 15th
Race Office Open
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Classic Technique - Interval Start
AFTER RACE to 3:00 PM
Official Training on Sunday's Courses
Team Captain's Meeting #3 - virtual
Sunday, January 16th
Race Office Open
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Free Technique - Interval Start
Walden Cross Country will adhere to all mandates put forth by Cross Country Ontario, Nordiq Canada, Public Health Sudbury and Districts, the Government of Ontario and Health Canada.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two doses) is required for ALL PARTICIPANTS aged 12 and up – i.e., racers, coaches, onsite volunteers, support staff, guides for visually impaired athletes, and spectators.
QR codes and valid proof of identification will be checked and wristbands issued at a pre-arranged team check in for teams, and at the venue entrance for individuals.
All Non-Racers must complete a Non-Racer Registration Form prior to attending the race venue.
November 4, 2021
Cross Country Ski Ontario’s Board of Directors has passed a motion that all coaches, athletes, officials and volunteers who are eligible to be vaccinated (ages 12 & older) will be required to be fully vaccinated to participate at all XCSO competitions. Competitions affected include Ontario Cups, Youth Championships and District Series. XCSO also strongly recommends that all clubs follow this vaccination policy at interclub competitions.
XCSO continues to follow indicators from the government, public health guidance, and other sports organizations. While predominantly an outdoor sport where risk is lower, our sport has a significant reliance on indoor spaces due to inclement weather, cold temperatures, and wax facilities. It is incumbent on XCSO to mitigate risk and maintain the safety of all participants including those who have health issues, and those who are unable to be vaccinated due to eligibility or a medical exemption. This is supported by Nordiq Canada.
Accommodations will be made based on direction from the Ontario Human Rights Commission policy statement on Vaccination mandates. Medical exemptions will be accommodated based on the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Medical Exemptions to the COVID-19 Vaccination
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Walden Cross Country offers 23 km of trails and a 3km lit trail. A modern, family friendly chalet and athletic training centre are on site. The club chalet will not be open for athletes, coaches, spectators etc. Para athletes and others with OC special permission may be allowed inside. There will be a 16' x 32' hard top Gazebo with tarp walls and minimal heat available for athletes - space will be limited . A team compound will be available on site for teams to pitch tents/shelters - reservations are available on the team registration form. ( opening December 20th )
*Please Note* Walden Cross Country operates Beaver Lake, a second ski area (classic only) 20km west of the Walden Trails on HWY 17. Racers may access this ski area free of charge. $10 trail passes are required for non-racers and can be purchased online.
Parking is limited at the site. Overflow parking areas will be available at the Penguin Research Centre (1km east of the Walden Trails on RR 55) and at the Naughton Community Centre (1 km west of Walden on RR 55). Street parking in the subdivision is limited to 1 side only - please respect our residential neighbours with this request. All attempts will be made to accommodate buses on site. (map)
The PistenBully Shed (insulated and heated) and smaller buildings will be used for waxing. Table space for teams will be allotted based on number of racers. Wax trailer parking requests can be submitted on the team registration form. Teams who bring their own waxing tents/trailers should bring their own generator.
Qualified first aid personnel, Canadian Ski Patrol, will be onsite Jan 14-16
The nearest hospital (Health Sciences North) is located approximately 15 km from the Walden Trails in Sudbury.
Light snacks will be provided for racers on the official training day and both race days. There will be no concession available. Water bottles may be filled onsite from the city water supply (bottled water is NOT sold at our facility).
Discounted rates have been made available at our sponsor hotels; the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites located a fifteen minute drive from the Walden Trails.
To book, contact:
We need bodies! Indoors and out, experienced or not, many hours or a few...If you're keen and able, please register to volunteer at this year's event.
Assignments and schedules will be distributed closer to race day.
As per Cross Country Ski Ontario regulations, all volunteers at sanctioned events must have received two doses of the covid-19 vaccination.
All volunteers will be entered to win one of many draw prizes, including two one-night stays at our sponsor hotels, the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites on Regent Street.
Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who have helped make this year's event happen: