Paddy Pallin Junior Classic 2012

The Paddy Pallin Junior cross country ski race will be held at 11am on Saturday 30 June 2012 – at the  Sverre Kaaten Nordic Shelter, Perisher Valley. The race is for children up to 16 years of age (for the 2012 race you must be under 16 years at 31 December 2011).

The Paddy Pallin Junior has been a Perisher Valley event for many years; our records suggest that this is the 54th year. It is the OLDEST cross country ski event in Australia (older than the KAC and older than the Paddy Pallin Classic (now replaced by the Snowy Mountains Classic) – and it’s just for the YOUNGEST skiers.

The Paddy Pallin Junior provides an opportunity for juniors to try cross country skiing. It’s a fun ski race (no prizes for first, second and third) but everyone gets a certificate!  You can ski in it if you are only two years old or over fifteen, as long as you were under 16 at the 31 December 2011. The distance you ski depends on your age and snow conditions. The older skiers (14/15 year olds) ski up to 5 kilometres – the younger skiers (3/4 year olds) ski a few hundred metres, depending on conditions.

In 2012 the race will be held at the Perisher Valley Nordic Shelter. After the race the usual festivities – poppers and hot dogs and spot prizes – will be held in or around the Nordic Shelter.  When that’s over there’ll be fun and games.

Originally organised by Paddy Pallin, Tony and Sandra Greville have run it for many years now years with the support of Paddy Pallin, Canberra Alpine Club and CAC members.

Entry is on the day, and there’s no charge. Just turn up to register and pick up your bib at the Nordic shelter from about ten o’clock on Saturday morning 30 June 2012.

Come and give it a go!

For information ring Tim Greville on 02 6456 3834 or Tony or Sandra Greville on 02 4844 5047 or 0418 412 460.

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