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Summer Biathlon 2007
Summer Biathlon 2007

The ANJRPC, in conjunction with NJ Summer Biathlon, is set to host the 2007 Summer Series at Cherry Ridge Range. Summer Biathlon, a sport that combines rifle marksmanship with cross-country running, is a spin-off of the winter Olympic sport of cross-country skiing and shooting.  
 

Competitors, starting in waves of 1 per minute, begin by running a one mile loop that brings them to the shooting range. They lay down, pick up a .22 rifle, and shoot 5 shots at metal knock-down targets 25 or 50 meters away. Competitors then jump up and walk to the end of the range. For every missed shot, a penalty loop is run. Biathletes run another one mile loop and come back to the range. This time it is five shots from the standing position. After one last mile of running, the race ends with a dash to the finish.

Beginners are welcome and all the necessary equipment is provided. A safety and familiarization clinic for first-timers is offered before each race. Celebrating its 20th year as an organized sport in the United States, New Jersey has hosted an annual summer series since 1991.

2007 Summer Biathlon Dates at Cherry Ridge

Sunday, May 13 - 5K

Sunday, June 17 - 5K

Sunday, July 29 - 5K - Garden State Games

Sunday, September 9 - 8K Series Finale


For more information on Summer Biathlon please visit our Website at http://njbiathlon.mossip.net or call or e-mail Chris Rogers at (908)722-9327, chrispr3@verizon.net.

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