Event Information

Biathlon

Dates

Summer Biathlon:
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Race Begins at 10:00am. Kids race first, followed by adult race.


Mountain Bike Biathlon:
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Race Begins at 1:30pm. Kids race first, followed by adult race.


Other Info

 2020 Entry Form

 2020 Sport Information


Location

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center
16621 Bridger Canyon Road
(1/2 mile North of Bridger Bowl)
Bozeman, MT 59715
No dogs and no smoking on grounds


State Games of America

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Entry Fees

Entry Fee:
(All Biathlon Events)
$35/participant
Late Registration:
(After July 1st)
$40/entry
 Online Entry Deadline: July 18 at Noon
 T-Shirt Deadline: July 1st

Registration taken during practice on Saturday July 18.

NO EVENT DAY REGISTRATION

    additional $4 processing fee for each online and paper transaction

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Crosscut Mountain Sports Center
16621 Bridger Canyon Road
(1/2 mile North of Bridger Bowl)
Bozeman, MT 59715

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****Special Notice****

The Big Sky State Games is monitoring the ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the participants, friends, family members, the community of Billings and Montana are our top priority. We remain optimistic and hopeful that the Games will be held in July.

With the Big Sky State Games not scheduled to begin until mid-July (some events in June), all events are currently planned to proceed at this time but are subject to change as the situation further develops. Please refer to the Big Sky State Games website for updates.

Registration for the Summer Games will open mid April. The Big Sky State Games is following the recommendations and directives of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the state health department/Governor’s Office. We will follow their guidelines in terms of the continuation of events. Should they mandate events be canceled or rescheduled, Big Sky State Games will provide all participants with more detailed information regarding event rescheduling, cancellation, or refunds.

During these unprecedented times, we understand there is a great deal of uncertainty and concern. We all hope that soon we can return to our active and social lifestyles that for many will include sports and recreation activities including the Big Sky State Games. The immediate focus however, must be on keeping your family safe and helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Thank you for patience and your continued participation in the Games.

Commissioners

Summer Biathlon

Special Information and Rules

International Biathalon Union (IBU)

The IBU rulebook applies. Each participant will receive two race numbers (for front and back) at check-in. The course will be marked for course orientation and shooting practice on Saturday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

Safety Clinic

All new participants must attend the safety clinic. Safety Clinic begins at 8:30am on Sunday.

Zeroing

Zeroing will take place between 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. on Sunday. Divisions are based on age on date of event. A .22 caliber rifle with ammunition will be provided for competition.

Event Schedule

Detail Date Time
Practice Shooting/Orientation & Onsite Registration Sat Jul. 18 6pm-7pm
Check In Sun Jul. 19 8am-9am
Safety Clinic Sun Jul. 19 8:30am
Zeroing Rifles Sun Jul. 19 9am-9:45am
Race Begins Sun Jul. 19 10:00am

Race Course

Summer Biathlon sprint will be over a distance of 6 km. The race will begin as a wave start. Kids race will start first and will have a lesser running course. After 2 km of running, the first firing session consists of 5 rounds from the prone (stomach) position. The second session consists of 2 km of running, and then 5 rounds fired from the standing position for Elite division; Open and Under 16 shoot prone. All targets are 50 meters away. For each missed target during firing sessions, competitors must cover a 150 meter penalty loop. The final loop is 2 km to the finish. The competitor’s final time determines the medal winners in each division.

Event Cancellation

The Race Commissioner reserves the right to modify, change, or cancel the Biathlon for weather and/or safety conditions.

Mountain Bike Biathlon

Special Information and Rules

International Biathalon Union (IBU)

The IBU rulebook applies. The course will be marked for course orientation and shooting practice on Saturday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Each participant will receive two race numbers at check-in.

Safety Clinic

All new participants must attend the safety clinic. Safety Clinic begins at noon on Sunday.

Zeroing

Zeroing will take place between 12:30pm - 1:15pm on Sunday. Divisions are based on age on date of event. A .22 caliber rifle with ammunition will be provided for competition. Participant must furnish own bicycle and safety helmet. Participant responsible for bike soundness.

Event Schedule

Detail Date Time
Practice Shooting/Orientation & Onsite Registration Sat Jul. 18 6pm-7pm
Check In Sun Jul. 19 11am-noon
Safety Clinic Sun Jul. 19 noon
Zeroing Rifles Sun Jul. 19 12:30pm-1:15pm
Race Begins Sun Jul. 19 1:30pm

Race Course

Mountain Bike Biathlon will be over a distance of 12 km. After 4 km of biking, the first firing session consists of 5 rounds from the prone (stomach) position. The second session consists of 4 km of biking, and then 5 rounds fired from the standing position for Elite division; Open and Under 16 shoot prone. Kids race will start first, and will have a lesser mountain bike course. All targets are 50 meters away. For each missed target during firing sessions, competitors must cover approximately 150 meter penalty loop. The final loop is 4 km to the finish. The competitor’s final time determines the medal winners in each division.

Event Cancellation

The Race Commissioner reserves the right to modify, change, or cancel the Biathlon for weather and/or safety conditions.