JNQ Race Support & Late-Winter Training
Junior National Qualifier Race Support
The Junior National Qualifiers are very competitive races with many clubs and teams from MN and WI competing for spots on the Midwest team. LNR has a dedicated and professional wax staff at every JNQ to provide race support and test and apply race wax.
The LNR race and wax support fee is $340 and covers waxing at the 3 JNQ weekends, as well as training sessions once the high school season is over. This fee supports the travel expenses for LNR coaches and wax used at the races, as well as covering coaching expenses for mid Feb – early March. *Note that we will not pro-rate the fee if you do not attend all the JNQ races*
At the JNQ races we will have a LNR team meeting the night before, and will generally ski the courses as a group. We will go over race tactics for the race and make sure your skis are well prepared. All skis at a minimum receive a flouro topcoat, any necessary structure, and race kickwax or klister. When possible we will also help with base waxing. Please have your skis to the coaches at the race venue by 6pm the night before each race with kick zones cleaned, your name and age category clearly marked, and marked kick zones.
Here is a link to the Junior National Qualifier schedule and qualifying criteria: JNQ Schedule and CriteriaRegister Now!
Late Winter Training
LNR will run Junior Training will run 3-6 days per week in preparation for the Midwest Junior Champs, Junior National Championships and the U16 NENSA Trip.
LNR Uniform Requirements
LNR Uniforms are required for athletes competing at JNQs with Loppet Nordic Racing. A team storefront link will be sent to all participants in the fall.
Note that there are different uniforms, jackets, and warm-up pants for men and women. Please review Podiumwear’s sizing chart carefully prior to ordering.
LNR Participation Requirements
We are a club team, not a waxing service. As a large club we only have capacity to support skiers that participate in our training programs and are part of our club. This means you need to have participated in any of LNR’s spring, summer, or fall training offerings to be eligible to sign up for race support.