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Dec.4-5
Duluth JNQ/Super Cup (Duluth, MN) | | | Dec.4, Dec.5
freestyle sprints Sat; 5K, 10K freestyle Sun
Held on the snowmaking trails at Grand Ave.
Dec.8-Feb.2
Elm Creek Series (Maple Grove, MN) | | | Dec.22, Dec.29, Jan.12, Jan.26
5K freestyle, 5K classical
7 pm, 7:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
This is a great little training race series held Wednesday nights. Separate skate and classical races. The 5K lighted trail at Elm Creek is a nice mix of hills and flats.
Dec.8-Feb.23
4-5K
6:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
A weekly Wednesday evening race series in Duluth. The venue rotates between Snowflake, Grand Ave, Lester Park and Pine Valley. Starts at first good snow; continues into early March, depending on conditions.
Dec.10-12
7.5K, 15K freestyle Fri; classic sprints Sat; 5K, 10K, 15K classic Sun
Three days of racing on the Birkie trails. Mass start on Friday, individual start Sunday.
Dec.11
Skadi's Chase (Maple Grove, MN) | | | Dec.11
4K, 8K freestyle
8 am; 8:45 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.16-Mar.31
Fresh Air Series (Thunder Bay, ON) |
5K freestyle
7 pm (repeats every other Thursday)
Thursday night race series at Lappe Nordic (generally every other Thursday). Events include: relays, obstacle course, sprints, as well as some standard race formats.
Dec.18
Hoigaards Relays (Maple Grove, MN) | | | Dec.18
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.18-Feb.18
5K, 15K, 22K freestyle, classic
A virtual event featuring the Claire de Loon 5K, the Flowage 15K, and the Turtle River Pursuit (11K classic, 11K skate, 2 legs combined time).
Dec.26
Boxing Day Classic (Thunder Bay, ON) |
5K, 10K classic
1 pm
Held out at Lappe Nordic Center. Kids races too.
Dec.26
Winter Warm-up (Maple Grove, MN) | | | Dec.26
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.31-Jan.3
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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