NewMinnesota World Cup: Price Increase Coming

January 19, 2020
The excitement over the Minnesota World Cup, coming March 17th to the Trailhead at Theodore Wirth continues to grow! If you haven't purchased spectating tickets yet, you should get on it this week -- the next price hike is on Tuesday, Jan 28th, so you'll need to grab your tickets before then.

NewUS Ski Team: Three Americans in Top 20 at Nove Mesto

January 19, 2020
Jessie Diggins once again lead the way for the US Ski Team in Sunday’s FIS Cross Country World Cup 10k classic pursuit in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, finishing in 10th. Rosie Brennan was 13th and Sadie Maubet Bjornsen was 20th. Midwesterners Alayna Sonnesyn was 51st, Ian Torchia 64th.

NewUS Ski Team: Diggins Fourth at Nove Mesto Freestyle, leads Four U.S. Athletes Into Top 30

January 18, 2020
Racing through deep, sugary snow in her first race since finishing the Tour de Ski earlier this month, Jessie Diggins led four US Ski Team athletes into the top 30, finishing fourth in Saturday’s 10k FIS Cross Country World Cup freestyle in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Alayna Sonnesyn notched 46th in her first overseas World Cup, Ian Torchia was 67th.

NewSeeley Hills Classic Results

January 18, 2020
Over 350 skiers successfully navigated to the Birkie Trailhead for the Seeley Hills Classic races Saturday morning. Brian Gregg and Matt Liebsch took the 43K race right down to the finish with Gregg besting Liebsch by a half second. John Bauer was third. Caitlin Gregg put on a showcase performance to take the women's division as well as posting 11th overall! Vivian Hett was second, Elaine Nelson third. In the 23K races, Alex Reich and Michelle Flanagan-Haag were the victors.

World Cup Report: Dresden Recap, Nove Mesto Preview

January 15, 2020
A slushy weekend of World Cup racing in Dresden, Germany, highlight Rex Wax tech Chris Hecker's recap of the World Cup. Plus a look ahead to this weekend in the Czech Republic, and hopefully starts of two Midwest rising stars, Alayna Sonnesyn and Ian Torchia.

Three Rivers Rennet Coverage

January 11, 2020
A crisp Saturday morning as temperatures struggled to creep above zero for the Three Rivers Rennet races at Hyland Lake. For the first time in their history, the Rennet was able to use the full course, taking in sections of natural snow on the Lake Trail while still utilizing much of the snowmaking loop for the 26K distance events. A tough group of four broke away early as Kyle Bratrud, Brian Gregg, Matt Liebsch and Joel LaFrance pushed the gas pedal hard. By the end of the second lap, LaFrance was off the back, with Gregg soon to follow. The finish came down to a sprint dual between Bratrud and Liebsch with the cagey veteran Liebsch scoring the inside of the curve to just nip Bratrud at the line. Caitlin Gregg cruised to the women's 26K title. Andrew Tilman and Erik Hoeg repeated their classic distance battle of 2019, Tilman coming out on top again but in a very close finish. Margie Nelson (and Tilman's sister) collected the women's 26K classic crown. In the 13K races, Tryg Solberg and Carollyn Bramante won the freestyle race, Karl Holub and Brandy Stewart the classic. Full results linked in, along with photos from the 26K races.

Sisu Ski Fest Results

January 11, 2020
Well over 600 skiers turned out Saturday for the Sisu Ski Fest races in Ironwood! In the premiere 30K freestyle race, Adam Swank edged out Olympian John Bauer for the victory by just under 3 seconds. Kristen Monahan took the women's title. The 30K classic victories were earned by Evan Wetzel and Delaney FitzPatrick. Devor Byers and Susanne Hill won the 15K skate races, with Scott Shield and Nina Chosy the classic 15K winners.

Biathlon: Irwin 6th in Slovakia IBU Cup

January 10, 2020
U.S. athletes continued their run of success at this season's IBU Cup events on Friday as Deedra Irwin (Pulaski, Wis.) raced to a sixth-place finish in the women's 12.5-kilometer short individual race at Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia.

US Nationals Recap: Days 3 and 4

January 8, 2020
Luke Brown recaps the last two events of US Nationals, the classic mass start and sprint races, with quotes from a number of competitors, highlights on the top juniors, and who will be racing later this winter on the World Cup!

World Cup Report: Tour de Ski Wrap up, Dresden Sprints

January 7, 2020
World Cup tech wax Chris Hecker of Rex Wax provides a recap of the final stages of the Tour de Ski, as well as a look ahead to a pair of weekend sprint races in Dresden, Germany.

Tour de Ski: Three Americans in Top 15 Overall at Tour de Ski

January 5, 2020
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team wrapped up the 14th Tour de Ski Sunday with three athletes in the top 15 overall, including Sadie Maubet Bjornsen with a career-best seventh, Jessie Diggins in ninth, and Rosie Brennan a career-best 15th. Russian Alexander Bolshunov and Therese Johaug, Norway, won the overall titles.

Pre-Loppet Results

January 5, 2020
Another strong field for the Pre-Loppet race at Theodore Wirth on Sunday morning. Joel LaFrance collected the victory with Chris Hecker pulling out second in a sprint with Andy Schakel. Kim Rudd won the women's title, Jordyn Ross second and Margie Nelson third.

First Chance Results

January 4, 2020
Vasaloppet's First Chance races on Saturday morning had a big turnout with nearly 100 skiers participating in the 21K race and another 25 in the 5K. Andrew Brown skied away from the field to win the 21K freestyle event by over 1:30 with Andy Schakel second and Cory Ellertson third. Aly Welch collected the women's 21K title with Jenna Ruzich second, Rebecca Kolstad third. In the 5K race, Thomas Hedman and Cailyn Smith were the champions.

Tour de Ski: Diggins, Maubet Bjornsen 3-4 in Stage 6 Classic Sprint

January 4, 2020
Jessie Diggins and Sadie Maubet Bjornsen finished 3-4 in Stage 6 classic sprint at the 14th Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme, Italy, Saturday. The podium result was Jessie’s second career World Cup classic sprint podium, and 25th overall individual career World Cup podium.

US Nationals Recap: Days 1 and 2

January 4, 2020
With the first two days of racing in the books, Luke Brown provides a recap of the early US Nationals racing with some course insights and comments from Midwest skiers.

Tour de Ski: Solid Seventh For Maubet Bjornsen in Stage 5

January 3, 2020
Through five stages of the 14th Tour de Ski, the fatigue is starting to pile on. But it's at this point of the race where athletes see the light at the end of the pain cave. Sadie Maubet Bjornsen dug deep Friday, finishing seventh, just 17 seconds off of the winning time of Norway’s Astrid Jacobsen in the women’s 10k classic mass start in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Jessie Diggins was 17th.

Birkie Trail Run Moves to New Venue, USATF Half Marathon Championship

January 2, 2020
The 2020 Birkie Trail Run Festival will be held entirely at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI. In addition, organizers have announced that the Birkie Trail Run half marathon has once again been named the USA Track and Field (USATF) Half Marathon Trail Championship. Registration is now open!

Tour de Ski: Maubet Bjornsen 12th in Stage 4 Pursuit

January 1, 2020
Sadie Maubet Bjornsen was the top finisher for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in stage 4 of the 14th Tour De Ski in Toblach, Italy, Wednesday. Jessie Diggins was 14th, followed by Rosie Brennan in 21st, Sophie Caldwell in 27th and Katharine Ogden in 38th. In the 15k men’s classic pursuit, David Norris was the top American in 44th, followed by Kevin Bolger in 61st and Logan Haneman finishing 71st.

Biathlon: Youth/Junior Worlds Team Named

January 1, 2020
U.S. Biathlon has announced the 2020 Youth (U19) and Junior (U21) Biathlon World Championship Teams, which will compete at the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships taking place in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Jan. 26-Feb. 2. Earning their way onto the elite squad are a bunch of Minnesotans: Emma Stertz (Grand Rapids), Kaisa Bosek (Alexandria), Garrett Beckrich (Grand Rapids), Vaclav Cervenka (Grand Rapids), and Sam Stertz (Grand Rapids).

Michigan Tech Hosts U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships

January 1, 2020
Michigan Tech Univ has released a preview of the US Nationals Cross-Country Ski Championships being held Jan 2-7 on the Tech trails in Houghton.

Tour de Ski: Diggins Leads U.S. Cross Country Team in Stage 3

December 31, 2019
Jessie Diggins once again led the way for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in stage 3 of the Tour De Ski Tuesday in Toblach, Italy, pacing three American's into the top nine.

World Cup Report: Tour de Ski Recap Stages 1, 2

December 29, 2019
The first two stages of the Tour de Ski are already in the books and the US Ski Team has three skiers in the top 25. Rex Wax tech Chris Hecker as the full recap on the early stages. Racing action continues on Tuesday in Toblach, Italy, with another pair of freestyle distance races.

Tour de Ski: Brennan Leads Three Americans Into Top 30 in Opening Stage

December 28, 2019
Rosie Brennan finished 20th to lead three U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes into the top 30 in Saturday’s opening stage of the 14th Tour de Ski in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Jessie Diggins out-sprinted teammate Sadie Maubet Bjornsen for 29th in Saturday’s mass start 10k freestyle. In the men’s 15k mass start, David Norris was the top American finisher in 58th. Kevin Bolger was 64th and Logan Hanneman 69th.

World Cup Report: Planica Recap, Tour de Ski Preview

December 25, 2019
The World Cup continues on, racing last weekend in a very wet Slovenia and then comes the huge Tour de Ski event: seven races over just nine days, including the infamous hill climb finale! Rex Wax technician Chris Hecker has the full Plancia recap and Tour de Ski preview.

Ski the Re-Mastered in Idaho

December 22, 2019
The McCall Re-Mastered is one of the more popular races out West, offering 15K, 30K and 45K races held at Ponderosa State Park in McCall, Idaho. The location hosted the 2008 World Masters and the events use much the same courses. Make your plans now, the race is Saturday, Jan 18th.

US Ski Team: Snowy Team Sprints Sunday in Plancia

December 22, 2019
After dealing with spring like weather all week, competitors in the World Cup freestyle team sprint races in Plancia, Slovenia Sunday had to overcome a sudden return of winter as heavy snow made for very difficult conditions. The women's pairing of Sophie Caldwell and Julia Kern finished fifth with the men's combination of Kevin Bolger and Logan Hanneman taking seventh.

US Ski Team: Kern Earns First Career World Cup Podium Result

December 21, 2019
Julia Kern overcame challenging snow conditions, rain, and lightning delays to claim her first career World Cup Podium, finishing third Saturday in the World Cup freestyle sprints at Planica, Slovenia. Sophie Caldwell was fourth. On the men's side, Simi Hamilton led three Americans into the heats, finishing 12th, Kevin Bolger was 18th and Logan Hanneman was 25th.

Skinnyski Santa Solstice Ski Coverage

December 21, 2019
Perfect weather of sunshine and temps in the low 20s along with world-class course conditions were on tap Saturday morning for the Skinny Santa Solstice Ski races at Woodland trails in Elk River. The Pioneer Midwest squad of Matt Liebsch, Andy Brown and Joel LaFrance broke away early and never looked back, with Liebsch cruising in the for the victory in the 20K race. Kim Rudd topped the women's 20K field. Results posted along with photos from the 20K.

Biathlon: Silver Day For Schommer at IBU Cup

December 20, 2019
Wisconsin native Paul Schommer notched U.S. Biathlon's second IBU Cup podium of the season on Friday during the men's 10-kilometer sprint race in Obertilliach, Austria. Schommer went a perfect 10-for-10 on the range to cross the line 19.5 seconds behind winner Aleksander Fjeld Andersen of Norway, who also shot clean.

World Cup Report: Davos Recap, Panica Preview

December 18, 2019
Another exciting weekend of World Cup racing with two podiums for the US women, plus the sun made an appearance in Davos! Chris Hecker of Rex Wax has a full recap along with a preview of an all-sprint weekend coming up in Slovenia.

SuperTour Sun Valley: Torchia Victory and Top Tens

December 16, 2019
The SuperTour series raced in Sun Valley, Idaho, over the weekend, and once again, Midwest skiers made their way into the top ten. In Saturday's classic sprints, Ben Saxton and Alayna Sonnesyn both advanced to the finals, both finishing 6th. In Sunday's 15K freestyle race, Ian Torchia took the victory by nearly 30 seconds with Adam Martin narrowly missing the podium in 4th. Caitlin Gregg scored a 4th place finish in the women's 10K, with Alayna Sonnesyn 8th.


Results: SuperTour Sun Valley

US Ski Team: Diggins Leads Five U.S. Women into Top 25 at Davos

December 15, 2019
Jessie Diggins kept the podium streak alive for the US Ski Team, finishing third and leading five American women in the top 25 in the 10k individual freestyle event in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday. Minnesota native Rosie Frankowski scored World Cup points with a 23rd place finish. And Kyle Bratrud led for the US men, taking 38th.

US Ski Team: Caldwell Third, Hamilton Sixth in Davos Sprint

December 14, 2019
Sophie Caldwell landed another podium performance for the US, finishing third in the World Cup freestyle sprints in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday. On the men's side, Simi Hamilton, who was in the podium hunt in the finals, posted the best result of the season in sixth. Jessie Diggins was bumped out in a tough quarterfinal, as was Kevin Bolger.

Hoigaards Relays Coverage

December 14, 2019
Hoigaards Relays held their annual event on the trails at Elm Creek on Saturday morning. With many top skiers racing in Duluth, and a bounty of snow offering lots of natural skiing, turnout was a little lower than previous seasons. Still, the racing action was exciting across the board. The duo of Alex Reich and David Joda took the men's citizen field with Maria Schilling and Patti Bohaty the top female team, and Dennis Curran and Jenny Beckman taking the mixed title. Junior boys was a tight battle between Champlain Park and Mpls Southwest with the trio of Miguel Frisco, Jack Wenz and Owen Lindseth moving ahead for the victory. Irondale's duo of Siri Stolen and Elizabeth VanLoon won the girls title. Results and photos up now.

Frankowski: Behind the Scenes of the World Cup

December 11, 2019
Minnesota native Rosie Frankowski checks in while racing on the World Cup this month to give us a behind the scenes look at how the series rolls through Europe from week to week. Read about Christmas celebrations in Lillehammer, visiting Santa's homeland, and favorite desserts of some World Cup stars!

World Cup Report: Lillehammer Recap, Davos Preview

December 10, 2019
Rex Wax's Chris Hecker recaps last weekend's exciting World Cup racing in Norway where the US women shined, and previews the races in Davos, Switzerland this weekend.

Canmore NorAm: Midwest Skiers Shine

December 9, 2019
Canmore Nordic Center in Alberta, Canada, hosted three days of racing over the weekend with Midwest skiers posting some excellent results. On Friday, Alayna Sonnesyn made it to the sprint heats semifinals. Saturday saw Zak Ketterson taking the victory in the 10K classic event with Adam Martin 4th and Ian Torchia 7th. Caitlin Gregg showed her skate format is sharp as ever as she won the women's 10K freestyle race with Alayna Sonnesyn taking 6th. In the men's 15K freestyle, Ian Torchia missed the podium by 10 seconds to finish 4th, Zak Ketterson just 4 seconds behind in 6th.


Results: Canmore NorAm

US Ski Team: Second in Lillehammer Team Relay

December 8, 2019
The U.S. Cross Country Team of Sophie Caldwell, Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, Rosie Brennan and Jessie Diggins battled to a second-place finish in Sunday's FIS Cross Country World Cup 4x5k team relay in Lillehammer, Norway. Diggins skied to the fastest time on the day in ensuring the number two position on the podium.

US Ski Team: Diggins Second, Maubet Bjornsen Eighth in Lillehammer Skiathlon

December 7, 2019
Jessie Diggins finished second in the 15k skiathlon, tying a career-best World Cup result, to lead the U.S. Cross Country National Team Program in Lillehammer, Norway, Sunday. Sadie Maubet Bjornsen was eighth, Rosie Brennan 16th, and Minnesota native Rosie Frankowski 33rd. For the US men, David Norris led they way in 34th, while Midwest's Kyle Bratrud was 47th.

Skadi's Chase Coverage

December 7, 2019
Skadi's Chase 8K race at Elm Creek on Saturday morning kicked off the start of the big Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener event, hosted by Three Rivers Park District. Matt Liebsch coasted in the men's lead pack until the final 300 meters, when he pressed the gas pedal and took the victory with McEwan Rodefeld taking the best of the rest and U of M student Tony Mathie collecting third. In the women's race, Jenna Ruzich skied off the front to win with Cheryl Dubois second, Greta Koppy third. High school victories went to Declan Rodefeld and Naomi Ohman. Results and photos posted.

World Cup Report: Ruka Recap, Lillehammer Preview

December 3, 2019
Chris Hecker of Rex Wax highlights the racing action from the opening World Cup races in Ruka, Finland as well as a look ahead to an interesting weekend in Lillehammer, Norway, with relays on tap!

Korteloppet Race Closing by Friday

December 3, 2019
Birkie officials have announced that registration for the Kortelopet ski race will close on Friday, December 6th. Anyone still hoping to get to the start line for the race needs to register by Thursday night!

Vasaloppet USA Doubles Snowmaking, Adds Ninth Ski Race

December 1, 2019
Vasaloppet organizers have announced the completion of a second snowmaking operation center to help speed the process of covering the course. And new for this season, a 20K classic race has been added to the Sunday of Vasaloppet weekend.

US Ski Team: Cross Country Team Kicks Off World Cup Season in Ruka

November 28, 2019
The World Cup season kicks off on Friday with racing in Ruka, Finland. Midwest skiers expected to compete include Jessie Dggins, Rosie Frankowski, Kevin Bolger and Kyle Bratrud. Coverage on the Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold.

Vasaloppet: Black Friday, Cyber Monday Special

November 27, 2019
Get something for yourself this Black Friday weekend -- save some cash on a 2020 Vasaloppet entry! Use their special promotion code now through next Monday, Dec 2nd to get this special rate.

World Cup Report: Preseason Recap, Ruka Weekend Series

November 26, 2019
Rex's Chris Hecker provides a recap on last weekend's preseason racing in Norway and Sweden, and a preview of this weekend's World Cup kickoff in Ruka, Finland.

Elm Creek XC Race Series Starts Dec 4th

November 24, 2019
The popular Elm Creek weekly race series fires up on Wednesday, Dec 4th. Due to some holiday schedules this season, make sure you check their full list of dates. And the Fulton Team Night returns on Dec 18th.

Frankowski: On the Road

November 22, 2019
Minnesota native Rosie Frankowski is over in Europe, racing this weekend in the season opening events in Beitostoelen, Norway in preparation for the first period of the World Cup. Before she hit the start line, Frankowski shared some of her secrets to preparing for a successful road trip.

World Cup Report: Season Preview

November 17, 2019
Rex Wax's Chris Hecker will be reporting on the World Cup this season as excitement continues to build for the Minneapolis event in March. Check out Hecker's season preview, with US skiers expected to get in their first racing events of the season this weekend!

Vasaloppet First Chance Race Coming Jan 4th

November 16, 2019
Vasaloppet fires up the racing season in the New Year with their First Chance 5K and 15K races at the Vasaloppet Center on Saturday, Jan 4th. And a bargin at just $20 up through Jan 3rd!

2020 Birkie Poster Unveiled

November 15, 2019
The 2020 American Birkebeiner poster has been announced and is now available for sale in the Birkie store! The design is a beautiful old-style look, an instant classic.

Skadi's Chase Race Kicks Off Nordic Opener

November 14, 2019
Three Rivers Park District will open the big Nordic Opener Day on Dec 7th with a brand-new race, Skadi's Chase at Elm Creek.

Up, Up and Away Rollerki Race Cancelled Due to Early Winter

November 14, 2019
The Madison Nordic Ski Club has announced the cancellation of the Up, Up and Away Roller Ski Race scheduled for this Saturday, November 16th due to southern Wisconsin's early winter.

Frankowski: Time Travel Advice

November 10, 2019
Olympian and Minnesota native Rosie Frankowski is back with another article just before her departure for the World Cup season. In this round, Frankowski reflects on what advice she might give to her junior self if she could travel back in time.

Rivet Run Fall Coverage

November 10, 2019
Eve Grave reports: Sunday's Rivet Run had record cold temperatures, record high numbers for the Fall event, along with a record fast winning time! With temps in the low 20's and increasing winds along with cloudy skies made for a chilly November event. The course was frozen ground, a few frozen puddles and fast. Ninth grader from Cloquet Miles Fischer won the event in 18:57, setting a new Fall course record! The first female was repeat winner Laura Gubelman, in 25:31.


Photoset from Eve Graves: Rivet Run Fall
Results: Rivet Run Fall

Frozen Thunder Event

November 8, 2019
Canmore Nordic Center kicks off the North American racing season with two days of events. Classic sprints are on Wed, Nov 13th with freestyle distance races on Thurs, Nov 14th.

Rollerski Loppet Coverage

November 2, 2019
The road to the Minneapolis World Cup in March kicked off on Saturday with a set of chilly rollerski races on the streets of downtown Minneapolis. After juniors started off the racing, things heated up with the elite mens race as crowds witnessed a true photo finish between Twin Cities native Kyle Bratrud and sprinter Andy Newell, Newell taking the win by millimeters! Jessie Diggins blasted away in the womens top field and celebrated with the crowd on her final lap. After awards, a huge crowd lined up for autographed posters from Diggins.

Rollerski Loppet in Downtown Minneapolis This Saturday

October 30, 2019
Register by October 31st (tonight) for the unique opportunity to race through the blocked off streets of downtown Minneapolis in the Juniors, Citizen, or Masters rollerski races this Saturday, Nov 2nd. Stick around after your race and cheer for the Elite Race skiers, like Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins, World Championship medalist Caitlin Gregg, 4-time Olympian Andy Newell, and US National Champion Kyle Bratrud, and collect some autographs and pictures after the event.

Loppet Games Coverage

October 28, 2019
Kim Rudd reports: Around one hundred youth came out Saturday on a beautiful fall October morning for the Loppet Games event at the Trailhead! Competition included an obstacle course race, SkiErg double pole challenge, bike skills course, orienteering, tug of war, capture the flag -O and two person adventure race.


Photoset: Loppet Games

Biathlon: Nominations for Opening World Cup, IBU Cup

October 28, 2019
Following the completion of the U.S. Biathlon Fall Festival and IBU Cup Trials held over the weekend in Soldier Hollow, Utah, 15 athletes have been nominated to the U.S. Biathlon teams competing at the opening events of the 2019-20 season. From the Midwest, Jake Brown and Paul Schommer have earned IBU Cup starts along with Scholastica alumni Kelsey Dickinson.

Frankowski: Park City Camp -- Sixth Time's the Charm?

October 22, 2019
Minnesota native and elite skier Rosie Frankowski reports on her recent Park City camp with some lessons learned as she prepares for the World Cup season.

CXC Rollerski Cup Returns

October 18, 2019
The second annual CXC Rollerski Cup will roll off this November as a prelude to the 2019-20 ski season. New this season, the Rollerski Loppet held in downtown Minneapolis in early November joins the calendar.

SISU Ski Fest 2020 Is Rolling

October 15, 2019
The SISU Ski Festival, set for Jan 10-12th, is rolling out new updates for the event as they open registration. Read about course improvements and new timing company details. Save some cash, register by Oct 31st to avoid the price hike!

Snow Pass Returns for World Cup Coverage

October 13, 2019
US Ski and Snowboard has announced NBC Sports Gold will be offering full coverage of the World Cup season again this year under their Snow Pass subscription package. The package tentatively has all the stops, including Ruka, Tour de Ski, the Minneapolis stop, and Canmore finale.

Kenyan Posts First Sub Two Hour Marathon

October 12, 2019
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first marathon runner to break the 2-hour barrier on Saturday morning in a special format event in Vienna, Austria.

Frankowski: Alaska and Beyond

October 6, 2019
Rosie Frankowski is a Twin Cities native, training and racing with APU, and skied for the US at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She is working to compete this season on the World Cup. This introduction article brings us up to speed with Frankowski and how she manages her life balance.

Trail Kids Adventure Trail Running Race #4 Coverage

October 5, 2019
Thursday was the 4th race in the Fall Trail Kids Adventure trail running series. Kim Rudd reported a record number of kids, included a busload of Somalia youth!

Birkie Trail Run Festival Coverage

September 28, 2019
A beautiful fall day for the annual Birkie Trail Run Festival races at Birkie Ridge Saturday. The marathon race proved to be a blowout as Ben Vaske took the victory in 3:19, more than 25 minutes ahead of the next male. Josie Nelson had an impressive showing in her marathon victory at 3:40, not only winning by 25 minutes but finishing 2nd overall! The half marathon race featured a small pack early on that broke up by midway with Nicholas Tseffos taking the title for the men. The women's half was a much closer affair as Jessica Gravesen-Seis bested Emily Tseffos by 12 seconds for the victory.

Vasaloppet Swedish Mile Recap

September 23, 2019
Thirty-six runners completed the five-and-10-kilometer races in the Third Annual Swedish Mile trail run held at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center north of Mora on Sunday. Taking the titles were Phil Carlson and Amy Oberbroeckling. Read the full recap, view results and a few photos.