The Path to Excellence begins one stride at a time!
Biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing or running and marksmanship. It requires tremendous
endurance and strength as well as skill and precision. Unpredictable elements including weather and
wind conditions make this outdoor sport a fun and rewarding challenge that thousands of cadets
participate in each year.
Pursuit of Excellence - Cadet Biathlon Program
promotes physical fitness;
promotes sportsmanship, sport etiquette and fair play;
develops marksmanship skills;
provides personal challenge and achievement opportunities;
Ski for Free
Training is offered and supervised by qualified biathlon coaches;
Training material (skis, boots, poles and rifles) are provided for each cadet participating at
75 squadron practices at Terry Fox Athletic Facility when there is snow during the week and at
Camp Fortune up in Gatineau Park mid-November to the end of January;
No membership fee is required.
A training plan will be distributed weekly to cadets starting September 19 until October 26 to prepare
them for the Cadet Fitness test on Thursday, October 10. This first test will determine which 30 athletes
continue on to the next stage.
Before heading out to Camp Fortune mid-November additional cardio and strength tests will be
performed. From these results, 20 cadets will then move on to the final stage.
Ski time trial results with a combination of shooting skill will determine the 12 athletes that will move on
to Regionals. The remaining 8 athletes will be part of the participation race. A minimum of 70%
attendance at Thursday Training nights is required.
September 29 – Training Plan
September 26 – Training Plan
October 3 – Training Plan
October 10 – Training Plan
October 17 – Training Plan
September 12, 19 and 26 – After Parade on training night – See CI Gilbert or Officer Cdt Longchamps
Parent Info Session:
October 3, 2019 – 7:00-8:00 pm – St. Andrew School Library
Saturdays 9:00 pm-11:00 am – End of October – end of November – Location TBD
Saturdays 8:00 am-12:30 pm – December to the end of January – Camp Fortune
A few Wednesdays or Fridays - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm – December/January – Terry Fox Athletic Facility
October 19-20, 2019 – Patrol Race, Connaught Range, Kanata, ON
January 25, 2020 – Participation Race – Camp Fortune, QC
January 26, 2020 – Regionals – Camp Fortune, QC
February 15-16 – Provincials – Valcartier, QC
February 29-March 7 – Nationals – Valcartier, QC
Interested in Biathlon?
Cadets will contact Officer Cdt Longchamps or CI Gilbert by September 27 if they are interested in
participating in Biathlon or have any questions for the 2019-20 season.