2022/2023 NCD Race Series

Cross Country Ski Races in the Capital Region

NCD has coordinated a series of regional nordic ski events for over 25 years. With well over a thousand participants annually, this series comprises a number of low-key, low-stress events providing skiers an opportunity to experience racing and to become part of a community of racers within the region. NCD also aims to facilitate local clubs in the organization of race events which form the race series. The overall objectives of the NCD race series are:

  • To give local skiers a chance to develop their racing skills and enjoy competition in a variety of race formats
  • To help clubs to run races by supplying some of the needed equipment and guidance
  • To encourage friendly competition with a points system for race results
  • To celebrate our local skiers – both in Ontario and Quebec

Series Info

Club Race Organization

Complete Details are found in the 2020 NCD Technical Package

Race Expectations

The NCD has a very minimal set of expectations for race organizers regarding the series. These expectations are as follows:

1.   Races will have a published race notice and published results

2.   The published results will follow the NCD Year of Birth (YOB) and Category guidelines and are sent to the NCD HP Rep one week after the conclusion of the event.

3.   Registration for the event is open minimum two weeks prior to the event date.

4.   NCD series events are non-fluoro (LF) events (unless sanctioned by another higher level body).  Meaning the expectation is that race participants will NOT use High-fluoro (HF), Low-Fluoro (LF) or any other waxes with fluorocarbon content, including powders, pucks, blocks, liquids, and kick waxes. While we know that race organizers cannot enforce this directive, please include it in all race notices.

Race Categories

In keeping aligned with the long term athlete development model, the NCD Race series will be using YOB for race series awards for the younger participants and race categories for the older age groups.

Note that the categories have been renamed for the 2020 season to align with the Nordiq Canada competition model and should not conflict with provincially or nationally sanctioned races (e.g. OCups, Coupe de Quebec, Norams).  Any provincially or nationally sanctioned event will use the race categories as defined by the sanctioning party. 


The NCD charges race organizers fees for equipment use and a per participant fee to cover the direct costs of the race series – equipment maintenance, and series awards.  These fees are kept as low as possible to minimize race costs, however there are real costs to offering the race series and these fees allow us to just break-even.

·      Equipment rental fee: Minimum $50 to a maximum of $200 depending on number of participants

·      Race series fee: $1 per local participant eligible to receive an award

Race Equipment

NCD owns a variety of equipment in support of race timing and hosting.  This equipment is maintained and stored by Gordon Williams and is available upon request use in hosting races.  

Equipment rental fee: Minimum $50 to a maximum of $200 depending on number of participants

The assets available for use include:  

Timing Equipment

  • 2 SRT-2000 Summit Timers and accessories (wireless modem, plungers)
  • UPS battery back-up
  • 3 laptop computers with Zone4 legacy software and Chrome browser for Zone4 current web software
  • Local Network Hub and Cat-5 cables
  • TAG Heuer Start Gate with wand
  • ALGE Photocell finish beam


  • ALGE Start Clock with countdown beep
  • Stadium Clock suitable for outdoor use – nice and big

Race Support

  • 14 two-way radios, chargers and accessories (some are not working)
  • Metal lane dividers (a bunch)
  • Updated 1 set of race bibs numbered 1-450
  • 1 set of incomplete race bibs numbered 1-99 suitable for time trials