Volunteers for Calforex Cup 1 & 2 needed!!!

Dear Biathlon families and friends,

Welcome to the 2019/20 Biathlon race season!!

As usual, the race season begins in Canmore. The NorAm/Calforex #1 race will be on November Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019 followed two weeks later with Calforex #2 on December 14-15.

Over 300 volunteers are needed to make each of these races happen – approximately one volunteer is needed for every participating athlete.  If you have an athlete participating in these races, we need you (at both races)!!

Just a shout out to our many Canmorites who always come out to support us and don’t even have kids in the sport … we welcome your continued support with heartfelt thanks!

If you have never volunteered for a race before, please do not fret.  We provide training and most positions are not complex.  As well, almost every critical role has at least two backup systems in place (eg. There are often three levels of range recording, electronic, paper and third-level paper).  Attached is a document that outlines some of the roles.  (Please bear with us, it continues to be a work in progress!).

Being a race volunteer is also a great way to learn about this sophisticated and exciting sport and allows you to be a part of the action while meeting many wonderful people.

These two races are jointly hosted and run by volunteers from Foothills Nordic, Canmore Nordic, Calgary Biathlon Racers and Rocky Mountain Racers.  As such, all four clubs share in the revenue generated from these events and are required to provide volunteers.  For those needing to fulfil volunteer bonds, this is a great way to do so and be actively involved with “your” athlete!

Please use the following links to sign up:

Calforex/Noram #1- Nov 29-Dec 1

Calforex #2, Dec 14-15

The Youth Olympic Games and Youth World Championship Trials are also happening on December 3 and Junior World Championships and Junior IBU Cup Trials are on December 12.  There isn’t a sign-up sheet for this but if you are able to help, please contact:

Sarah Murphy


403-678-4002 ext 5

Every hour you contribute helps to feed the experience and growth of our athletes.  We appreciate any effort you can afford and look forward to seeing you on the Biathlon Range!


Many thanks,

Lavina Gilliland* 

Volunteer, Foothills Nordic

2017/18/19/20 Biathlon Volunteer Coordinator*


Camille Hemingson

Volunteer, Canmore Nordic

19/20 Biathlon Volunteer Coordinator in training