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Mar.4 Pepsi Challenge       |   |   |  Mar.4 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.
Mar.4 Stump Farm Race       |   |  15K freestyle; 4K freestyle sprints
3:30 pm; 6 pm

Green Bay, WI
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. Afternoon and evening races held on the trails at Reforestation Camp. Combined 15K and sprint winners will be named the Stump Farm King and Queen. Costume contest, hot food, and door prizes for all participants. Kids races too.
Mar.4 Sleeping Giant Loppet       |   |   |  Mar.4 8K, 20K, 35K, 50K freestyle, classical
10 am EST

Thunder Bay, ON
Held on the trails at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, up near Thunder Bay, Canada. Formerly known as the Sibley Ski Tour. Expertly groomed for both classic and skating techniques. The best ski party in Northwestern Ontario with distances to challenge skiers of all abilities.
Mar.4 River View Loppet       |   |   |  Mar.4 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.
Mar.4 Squirrel Hill Loopy Loppet       |   |   |  Mar.4 18K classical, freestyle, 6K mixed
9 am

Minocqua, WI
Held on a 6K loop, ski classic or freestyle or do a mixed 6K. 2km kids race to follow.
Mar.5 Minnesota State Pursuit Championships       |   |  10K duathlon format
noon

Minneapolis, MN
Cancelled - not being held this season, 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.
Mar.5-11 Junior Nationals       |   |  Mar.6, Mar.8, Mar.10, Mar.11

Lake Placid, NY
Junior Championships for USSA. Monday freestyle races (interval start), Wednesday classical sprints, Friday classical races (mass start), Saturday freestyle relays.
Mar.11 Great Bear Chase       |   |   |  Mar.11 10K, 25K, 50K freestyle, classical; 50K skiathlon
9 am EST

Calumet, MI
Held on the Swedetown Trails. There is also a Junior Bear Chase held on Friday, 1/2K - 5K distances.
Mar.11 Hoigaards Slush Rush Race       |   |  10K freestyle; 5K freestyle
9 am; 10 am

Bloomington, MN
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. A fun family race to wind down the ski season. Adult 10k, high school/junior 5k and kids races (untimed).
Mar.11 Lappe Invitational       |  5K, 10K classical, sprints
10:25 am, noon

Thunder Bay, ON
Uses the wonderful trails at Lappe Nordic Centre. Kids events days as well.
Mar.12 Springloppet       |   |  12K classical; 12K, 24K freestyle
11 am

Grand Rapids, MN
Cancelled due to poor conditions. Classical and freestyle races on the trails at Sugar Hills. Also kids races in the afternoon.
Mar.18-25 Canadian Nationals     

Canmore, BC
Week long competition including team sprints, classical and freestyle races, and short and long sprints.
Ongoing Race Series
Dec.7-Mar.1 Elm Creek Series       |   |   |  Dec.14, Dec.21, Dec.28, Jan.4, Jan.11, Jan.18, Jan.25, Feb.1, Feb.8, Feb.15, 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.
Dec.7-Mar.15 Duluth XC Wednesday Night Ski Series       |  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.
Jan.4-Mar.1 Hoigaards/MYSL Team Sprint Series       |   |   |  Jan.11, Jan.18, Jan.25, Feb.1, Feb.8, Feb.15, Mar.1, 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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