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    course length

    im interested in xc racing. i live in illinois and cant really find any info.
    just wondering what the average course length is?
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    It varies widely by region and venue. Our own local non-NORBA summer series uses 8- to 9-mile loops; masters and recreational-class younger guys do one lap and the faster young guys do two.

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    Beginner= 7-9 mile 1 lap loop
    Sport= Same lap but usually 2x, 15-20miles
    Expert/P/S/E= same lap usually with some technical sections added sometimes. 20 or more miles usually

    Thats how its pretty much setup here.
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    thanks for the reply
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    Were they have all the races here is a 5 mile loop.

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    Depends on category, age, and venue. Better to go by time.

    Beginnner: around an hour
    Sport: around 1.5 hrs
    expert: around 2 hrs
    semi-pro: around 2.5 hrs

    Of course there are exceptions, but that's what you can expect most of the time.
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