The sixth annual Liberal Cup Biathlon at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Midcoast Conservancy postponed the event, originally slated for January 29, due to dangerously icy trail conditions at Hidden Valley. 

Biathlon is an Olympic sport that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting. All air rifles 

will be provided by the Southern Maine Biathlon Club, and each racer will receive safety training on their use. 

Skiers of all abilities are encouraged to register, either individually or as teams, and costumes are encouraged. Race categories are based on self-selected skill levels, and there are special categories for youth racers and snowshoe racers. The winning team will be honored at the official Liberal Cup trophy ceremony following the races.  

Races begin about 9 a.m.; all day long there will be bonfires, food, and something on tap from the Liberal Cup. To register, go to For more information, call 389-5150.