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.

Cadet biathletes participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial / territorial competitions and an annual National Cadet Biathlon Championship.

Biathlon at 2415

Activity_BiathlonBiathlon practices start very early in the training year so cadets can prepare to compete in the Zone Biathlon Competition in mid-November.  This competition is run as a Summer Biathlon so it involves running and shooting.

If the team is selected to compete in the Provincial Biathlon Competition in January, the training changes from running & shooting to Cross-country skiing and shooting.

Team Selection

20131117_072417_AndroidWhile we welcome all cadets are come out and practice, the Corps is only allowed to enter two teams in the biathlon zones competition: 1 Male and 1 Female.

The corps uses a number of assessments during practices and regular training to determine who makes the teams, such as:

  • Attendance at practices and regular training nights
  • Attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Performance
  • and many more

Just because soemone is a great athelete, doesn’t mean they are automatically on the team.  Being selected for the teams is a privilege as you get to represent all members of 2415 at the competition.  Your behaviour and perfomance reflect on all of us.

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