Updated Feb. 14, 2015
NENSA U16 (formerly J2) Championships
March 13-15, 2015
Fort Kent Outdoor Club, Fort Kent, ME
The NENSA U16 Championships began modestly in 1992 has grown into one of the highlights of the season for junior athletes. Each New England state and New York can qualify their fastest 24 14-15 year old boys and girls. Four races ensue over 2 1/2 days. Seeded wave starts ensure match racing at its finest. This event will typically see invited entries from other regions within the US and Canada.
Welcome et Bienvenue to the 2015 NENSA U16 Championships hosted by the Fort Kent Outdoor Center.
The Fort Kent community is very excited to host this prestigious event for the very first time in Northern Maine. The FKOC has hosted many international and national Cross Country and Biathlon events over our 15 year lifetime, the most recent being an International Biathlon Union World Cup in 2011. We have gained a reputation in the Nordic world as a friendly town with a great Nordic facility and even better snow.
In the northern most corner of the US, Fort Kent is also known as “The Little Town That Could” for all that it has accomplished over the years. With 1600 miles of some the best snowmobile trails in North America just outside the door, the Lonesome Pine Trails Alpine area in the heart of downtown, and the FKOC two miles from Main St, Fort Kent is a winter play land rivaled by few in the east. The biggest dogsled race east of Alaska, the Can AM 250 mile race has been hosted for the past 23 years in Fort Kent leaving from the downtown the first weekend of March. We love winter, and we know how to play in the snow!
Although Fort Kent is situated on the banks of the Saint John River that separates the US for Canada, the river has never succeeded in separating the families and friends and heritage of this region. Most of the people of the “Valley” are bilingual, and are known for their warm friendly, sincere hospitality. So come join us in the northern most tip of New England to celebrate winter with 250 of the best 14-15 year old Nordic athletes North America has to offer. It is an experience you are sure not to soon forget!