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Mar.1 Minnesota State Pursuit Championships       |   |   |  Mar.1 10K duathlon format
noon

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.
Mar.1 Nordic Spirit       |   |   |  Mar.1 13K, 25K freestyle
10:30 am

Duluth, MN
Rescheduled from Jan 11th. Held at the Spirit Mountain ski trails. Hosted by the Duluth XC ski club. Kids race also offered.
Mar.1 Beaver Dam Classic       |   |  5K, 10K, 20K classical
1 pm

Mora, MN
Rescheduled then cancelled due to continued poor snow conditions. 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.
Mar.7 Pepsi Challenge       |   |  24K, 48K classical; 24K, 48K freestyle; 10K freestyle
9:00 am; 9:30 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.7 Sleeping Giant Loppet       |   |  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.7 Great Bear Chase       |  10K, 25K, 50K freestyle, classical; 50K skiathlon
8 am EST

Calumet, MI
Held on the Swedetown Trails. There is also a Junior Bear Chase held on Friday, 1/2K - 5K distances.
Mar.8 Lumberjack Jaunt       |   |  6K, 16K classical; 6K, 16K freestyle; 16K skiathlon
11 am

Brainerd, MN
Cancelled after rescheduling due to low snow conditions. One of the older races in Minnesota (started in 1972). Held at the Northland Arboretum. There's also 1K kids race.
Mar.8 Black Lake Loppet       |  12K freestyle, classical
11:30 am

Bemidji, MN
Held on the private Black Lake Trails. Handicap start roughly calculated in an effort to create a mass finish. Coffee, doughnuts and bonfire. Unique prizes and divisions. No entry fee.
Mar.8 Springloppet       |   |  12K classical; 12K, 24K freestyle
11 am; 11:20 am

Grand Rapids, MN
Classical and freestyle races on the trails at Sugar Hills. Also kids races in the afternoon.
Mar.8-14 Junior Nationals     

Soda Springs, CA
Junior Championships for USSA. Monday freestyle sprints; Wednesday freestyle races (interval start), Friday classical races (mass start), Saturday classical relays.
Mar.14 Hoigaards Slush Rush Race       |   |  10K freestyle; 5K freestyle
9 am; 10 am

Bloomington, MN
Race rescheduled from March 7th to avoid conflicts. A fun family race to wind down the ski season. Adult 10k, high school/junior 5k and kids races (untimed).
Mar.14-21 Canadian Nationals       | 

Thunder Bay, ON
Week long competition including team sprints, classical and freestyle races, and short and long sprints.
Mar.28-29 24 Hours of Lappe       |  24 hour race
noon

Thunder Bay, ON
24 hours of ski racing -- starts noon on Saturday, wraps up noon on Sunday. Teams or individuals. Held at Lappe Nordic.
Ongoing Race Series
Jan.7-Mar.4 Duluth XC Wednesday Night Ski Series       |  Jan.14, 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.
View a full list of Race Series and combined awards.

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