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February 2016
Feb.5 Montebello Niteski       |   |   |  Feb.5 6K classical, freestyle
6 pm

Bemidji, MN
Yup, 6:00 in the evening! An event that uses lighted Montebello trails in Bemidji. There's a 2K kids race too.
Feb.6 Moraloppet Ski for the Cure       |   |  Feb.6 10K, 20K freestyle
11 am

Mora, MN
Starts and finishes at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center on the north end of town and offers numerous class awards. Skiers in the 5K Tour receive completion pins. Partnered with Susan G. Komen to raise donations to fight breast cancer.
Feb.6 Pre-Birkie       |   |   |  Feb.6 26K, 42K freestyle, classical
10 am

Hayward, WI
Starts on Lake Hayward and finishes at Hwy OO. One big mass start!
Feb.6-7 City of Lakes Loppet       |   |   |  Feb.6, Feb.7 20K, 42K classical Sat; 20K, 42K freestyle Sun
9 am, 10 am Sat; 9 am, 10 am Sun

Minneapolis, MN
An urban point-to-point race! Starts at Theodore Wirth and finishes in the Uptown area. There are also 10K tour events both days, and skijor, ice bike, and kids races and elite/citizen sprints on Saturday.
Feb.6 Buena Vista Snowjourn       |   |   |  Feb.6 12K classical, freestyle
10 am

Bemidji, MN
Original scheduled for March, moved to mid-January then to early February. One of the older races in Minnesota, it's run on the rolling trails at Buena Vista ski area. There is also a tour.
Feb.6 Pilot Knob Ski Race       |   |   |  Feb.6 9K, 27K freestyle
8:30 am

Forest City, IA
Pilot Knob State Park holds its snow and grooms up well. Lunch included in racers fee with awards to top 3 overall in each race.
Feb.7 Erik Judeen Classic       |   |   |  Feb.7 10K classical
11 am

Duluth, MN
Held out on the Charlie Banks ski trails at Korkki Nordic Center. One of the oldest races in Minnesota! A true test of your classic skills on the single track trails of Korkki Nordic. Kids race too. Great door prizes and medals for top 3 in age categories. Registration online or at Korkki from 9 am until race start.
Feb.7 North End Classic       |   |   |  Feb.7 12.5K, 24K classical
10 am

Cable, WI
Utilizing portions of the Kortelopet course, this race starts and finishes at the North End Trail Head. Cookie Classic free kids races .5, 1 and 2 km.
Feb.13 Vasaloppet USA       |   |  42K classical; 58K, 35K freestyle; 13K freestyle
9 am; 10 am; 12:30 pm

Mora, MN
The largest race in Minnesota. The finish is the best around -- down Main street Mora with the crowds cheering!
Feb.13 HinderBinder       |   |  22K classical, freestyle
10 am

Camp Forest Springs, WI
A place to find snow even in snow-impoverished winters. They have a dedicated, meticulous grooming crew to deliver great ski conditions. The course is hilly and wooded. They also have 8K high school and 4.4K middle school races, plus citizen tour and free kids race.
Feb.13 Book Across the Bay      10K freestyle
6 pm

Ashland, WI
A candlelit, evening race for skiers and snowshoers of all abilities and ages. The course runs from Ashland to Washburn, across Chequamegon Bay.
Feb.13-14 North American Vasa      12K, 27K, 50K classical, freestyle Sat; 6K, 16K classical Sun
8 am Sat; 9 am Sun

Traverse City, MI
This is the big one for lower Michigan. Race starts and finishes at Timber Ridge Resort. Beautiful and challenging trail through State Forest. Two day combined Grand Champion title as well.
Feb.13 Iowa Winter Games       |   |  8K classical; 10K freestyle
10 am; 2 pm

Dubuque, IA
Rescheduled from Jan 30 due to poor snow conditions. Held at Mines of Spain State Park in Dubuque. Only open to Iowa and Illinois residents.
Feb.13-14 Theodore Wirth CCSA/JNQ       |   |  5K, 10K, 15K classical Sat; 5K, 10K freestyle Sun

Minneapolis, MN
Known as the Mayor's Challenge, features JNQ races at Theodore Wirth (with open, college and youth divisions). Mass start on Saturday, individual starts Sunday.
Feb.14 Pincusion Mountain Winter Festival       |   |  10K, 32K classical
10 am

Grand Marais, MN
A ski festival for the entire family on the beautiful Pincushion Trails, overlooking Grand Marais and Lake Superior. The 32K is part of the North Shore Points series, along with Tour de Kamview and Lappe Invitational. Also kids and skijor races in the afternoon.
Feb.14 Boulder Lake Ski Race       |   |  11K, 32K freestyle, classical
11 am

Duluth, MN
Rescheduled from Jan 17 due to cold weather. Flat, fast and fun racing on the Boulder Lake Mgmt Trails, just north of Duluth. Also features a snowshoe race and duathlon.
Feb.14 Woodland Loppet       |   |  10K, 20K freestyle
10 am

Elk River, MN
Cancelled due to icy snow conditions. The 20 km course will take full advantage of the trail system; winding through the hilltop loop, triple hills, up Big Tooth Shoot to Top-of-the-World, Stoney Rollers and back through the city park's trails to start the second loop. The 10 km courses will follow the same path with only one loop.
Feb.14 Bridgie Sprints       |  1.6K freestyle sprints
10 am

Neenah, WI
Competitive 2k skate ski race. Each skier is guaranteed two qualifying races and top times advance to bracketed championship races. There will also be a novice ski competition, fun ski, and winter fun run. All proceeds benefit the YMCA of the Fox Cities.
Feb.14 Wisconsin Winter Trail Assail       |   |  7.5K, 12.9K freestyle, classical
9 am

Nashotah, WI
Cancelled due to weather. Mass start. Fat bike and snowshoe events as well, plus kids race.
Feb.20 American Birkebeiner       |  23K, 51K freestyle; 55K classical
8:20 am

Hayward, WI
The benchmark race. The largest ski race in North America. Sign up early!
Feb.21 Beaver Dam Classic       |  5K, 10K, 20K classical
1 pm

Mora, MN
The Beaver Dam Classic is a classic stride race/tour. The start and finish are near the Mora Ski Club Lodge and travel the flat to gently rolling terrain, through old growth forest and frozen swamps of the Beaver Lodge Trail.
Feb.27 Pepsi Challenge       |  24K, 48K classical; 48K freestyle; 24K freestyle; 10K freestyle
9:00 am; 9:30 am; 9:40 am; 9:50 am

Biwabik, MN
The course runs entirely on the top notch ski trails at Giant's Ridge. There always seem to be great snow and great grooming.
Feb.27 Minnesota Finlandia       |  25K classical; 50K, 25K freestyle
10 am; 10:30 am

Bemidji, MN
A challenging course with many good hills and lots of woods! One of the best run races in Minnesota (especially the wave starts)!
Feb.27 Stump Farm Race       |  15K, 4K freestyle
11:30 am, 11:35 am

Green Bay, WI
Held on the trails at Reforestation Camp. Kids races too.
Feb.27 River View Loppet       |  12K, 24K classical, freestyle
10 am

Brule, WI
Held out on the After Hours ski trails. Mass start events by gender. There is also a 5K family tour.
Feb.27 Skiers vs Cyclists TT       |  12K freestyle
11 am

Lake Elmo, MN
Pairs up with their cycling time trial for skiers and cyclists held back in August. This time the skiers are in their element. Everyone is welcome, even if you didn't participate in the cycling TT. Fat Bike event as well.
Feb.27 Squirrel Hill Skiathlon       |  10K, 24K continuous pursuit
9 am

Minocqua, WI
Classic on a course groomed strictly for classic skiing then change on the fly to skating equipment, and head out for the skate leg on a groomed skate course. Individual or two-person relay divisions. 2km kids race to follow.
Feb.27 Our Neighbors Race      10K freestyle, classical
10 am

River Falls, WI
Benefit ski race put on by UW-River Falls Nordic Ski team and Our Neighbors' Place (homeless shelter). Snowshoe and run/walk events too.
Feb.28 Minnesota State Pursuit Championships       |  10K duathlon format

Minneapolis, MN
Held at Theodore Wirth on the man-made snow trails. 5K classical then switch over on the fly to 5K skate. Can also do it as a two-person relay. Separate mens and womens races.
Ongoing Race Series
Nov.25-Mar.2 Green Bay Weekly Time Trial Series       |  4K freestyle
6:30 pm (Wednesdays)

Green Bay, WI
Weekly race series at Reforestation Camp.
Dec.2-Feb.17 Elm Creek Series       |   |   |  Dec.2, Dec.9, Dec.23, Dec.30, Jan.6, Jan.13, Jan.20, Jan.27, Feb.3, Feb.10, 5K freestyle, 5K classical
7 pm, 7:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)

Maple Grove, MN
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. Note: Jan 13 is special Brew Team Race and Happy Hour!
Dec.9-Mar.16 Duluth XC Wednesday Night Ski Series       |   |  Dec.23, Dec.30, Jan.13, 4-5K
6:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)

Duluth, MN
A weekly Wednesday evening race series in Duluth. The venue rotates between Snowflake, Spirit Mtn, Lester Park and Pine Valley. Starts at first good snow; continues into early March, depending on conditions.
Dec.16-Feb.10 Wednesday Night Warm-Up       |   |   |  Dec.23, Dec.30, Jan.6, Jan.13, Jan.20, Jan.27, Feb.3, 5K freestyle; 5K classical
7 pm; 7:30 pm

Bloomington, MN
Fun weekly races series held on the lighted loop at Hyland. Also come out to test drive Salomon equipment, including Carbon Skate Labs and RC Skins.
Jan.5-Feb.9 Madnorski Race Series       |   |  Jan.5, 5K, 10K freestyle, classical
7 pm (repeats Tuesdays)

Madison, WI
A series of races held on Tuesday evenings at Elver Park. Put on by Madison Nordic Ski club. Individual and team racing divisions.
Jan.6-Feb.10 Lapham Peak Series       |   |  Jan.6, Jan.13, Jan.20, Jan.27, Feb.3, 4.9K freestyle, classical
7:40 pm (repeats Wednesdays)

Delafield, WI
Held on the lighted trails at Lapham Peak, starting at the Evergreen shelter. There are also youth and high school series, which start earlier in the evening.
Jan.6-Feb.17 Hoigaards/MYSL Team Sprint Series       |   |   |  Jan.6, Jan.13, Jan.20, Jan.27, Feb.3, team sprints
6:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)

Minneapolis, MN
This informal Wednesday night race series at Wirth Park is based on two-person relays with a different format each week. Bring a partner or sign up to be matched with a skier of similar ability. Adult, child and adult/child divisions. Great way to introduce kids and adults to racing or get your interval workout in.
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