The Race Team is for cross country and biathlon athletes primarily interested in the high performance stream.

Athletes are encouraged to compete in Wednesday Night Races, Manitoba Cup series, as well as training camps.

Progression into this program requires approval from the Head Coach.


Athletes must be at least 13 years of age.

Registration Fees

  • Race Team Registration: $1200
  • RRN General Membership
  • Windsor Park Trail Pass
  • Manitoba Parks Pass


  • Monday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Location dependent on season)
  • Tuesday: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Wednesday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Location dependent on season)
  • Thursday: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Saturday: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Location dependent on season)

Training Venues

  • Windsor Park Nordic Centre
  • Sport For Life Centre
  • Birds Hill Provincial Park
  • Westview Park
  • Albrin Lake Park

Required Equipment

  • 1 set of skate and classic skis, boots, poles
  • At least 1 set of dedicated skate and classic race skis
  • Skate roller skis + helmet
  • HR monitor
  • Hill striding poles

Coaching Staff

All Race Team coaches are NCCP Competition Introduction certified or higher. Current program coaches are Elise Paetkau, Joel Peltz, and Mark Naylor.

Dedicated strength and conditioning coaches are provided through the Sport Manitoba Performance Centre.

More Information

Race Team Criteria