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Dec.6-Feb.14
5K classic; 5K freestyle
7 pm, 7:30 pm (repeats Tuesdays)
This is a great little training race series held Tuesday nights. Separate skate and classical races. The 5K lighted trail at Elm Creek is a nice mix of hills and flats.
Dec.7-Feb.22
4-6K
6:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
A weekly Wednesday evening race series in Duluth. Technique alternates between Classic and Freestyle from week to week. The venue rotates between Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Snowflake Nordic Center, Upper Spirit Campground Loop, Lester Park, and Cloquet/Pine Valley. Starts at first good snow; continues into early March, depending on conditions.
Dec.10-11
Duluth JNQ/CCSA (Duluth, MN) |
freestyle sprints Sat; 7.5K classic Sun
Junior National Qualifier racing for the Midwest and Great Lakes divisions, and a collegiate CCSA invitational. Held on the snowmaking trails at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center, hosted by the Duluth Ski Club.
Dec.10
Skadi's Chase (Maple Grove, MN) |
8K freestyle; 4K freestyle
8 am; 8:40 am
Welcome winter with Skaği (Skaw-Dee), Norse goddess of skiers, in Skaği's Chase Nordic ski race. Choose from the citizen 8K race or the high school and middle school 4K race. The Loon Award will be presented to the top finisher in each category. Random door prize drawings for both races will be also be awarded.
Dec.17
Hoigaards Relays (Maple Grove, MN) |
6x1.5K relay masters; juniors
8 am; 8:45 am
Racing on manmade snow. Two races: Masters first, then Juniors. Masters race teams of 2, juniors race can have teams of 2 to 6 skiers. Elite juniors have option to compete in masters race.
Dec.17
Skinny Santa Solstice Ski (Elk River, MN) |
10K, 20K freestyle
10 am
Early season race taking full advantage of the outer loop trail system. Racing on the challenging terrain of Woodland Trails. Two laps for the 20k, one lap for 10k. Registration will open only once snow arrives if it is groomable and in good condition.
Dec.17-18
Houghton JNQ/CCSA (Houghton, MI) |
5K, 10K freestyle Sat; classic sprints Sun
10 am; 9 am
Junior National Qualifier racing for the Midwest and Great Lakes divisions, and a collegiate CCSA invitational. Held on the US Nationals courses at Michigan Tech, hosted by Michigan Tech.
Dec.17-Feb.19
11K pursuit; 5K, 15K, 30K freestyle, classic
A virtual event featuring the Claire de Loon 5K, the Flowage 15K, the MECCA 30K, and the Turtle River Pursuit (11K classic, 11K skate, 2 legs combined time).
Dec.24
Winter Warm-up (Maple Grove, MN) |
10K freestyle; 5K freestyle
8:30 am, 9:15 am
Open to all skiers, divisions include Master and Junior/High School. Freestyle race but classic skiers may race and tracks will be set. The 5km race is a memorial event in honor of Osseo Coach Brad Rosch. Register online (limited race day registration).
Dec.26
Boxing Day Classic (Thunder Bay, ON) |
5K, 10K classic
Held out at Lappe Nordic Center. Kids races too.
Dec.30-Jan.1
80, 160 miles ski, bike or run
Ski, bike or run self-supported race on the Tuscobia State Trail. Start locations and times dependent on race entered. All races finish at the KC Hall, Park Falls, WI.
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