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Target Sprint

Target Sprint derrives from the Biathlon of the Winter Olympics and is a combination of air rifle shooting and middle-distance running. A standard course comprises 3 x 400 running stages separated by two shooting stages in which athletes shoot at sets of 5 reactive (fall-when-hit) targets on a 10-metre range.

Who is it suitable for?
Scouts and upwards

Additional Information
Shooting must be supervised by an appropriately qualified Range Oficer. This relatively new discipline is attracting interest from athletics clubs.

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How to run/provide target sprint

There are 2 ways of running Target Sprint in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running target sprint yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running target sprint using an external provider

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The National Governing Bodies for target sprint are:

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