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Jan.1-3 Tuscobia Ultramarathon       |  Jan.1 35, 75, 150 miles ski, bike or run

Park Falls, WI
Ski, bike or run 35, 75, or 150 miles self-supported race on the Tuscobia State Trail. Start locations and times dependent on race entered. All races finish at the Chequamegon Canoe Club, Park Falls, WI.
Jan.1 Ahvo Klassic       |   |   |  Jan.1 7.5K, 15K classical
3 pm

Minneapolis, MN
Celebrate New Years day with an afternoon ski race! Kids 2K race also offered.
Jan.3 Retro Ridgerunner       |  7.5K, 15K classical
9 am

Sayner, WI
Cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Interval starts. Also 3.2k races for youth 7-9 and .75k for kids 6 and under.
Jan.3 Hodag Challenge       |   |  Jan.3 14K freestyle
2:00 pm

Rhinelander, WI
Citizens race on the hilly terrain of the CAVOC ski trails. Held after the morning high school races.
Jan.4 Como Championships       |   |   |  Jan.4 10K freestyle
8 am

Maple Grove, MN
Rescheduled from Battle Creek to Elm Creek due to poor snow conditions. Holiday race at Como Park. Separate mens and womens starts. High school race as well, and a free kids race.
Jan.4-10 US Nationals       |   |  Jan.4, Jan.6, Jan.8, Jan.10

Houghton, MT
USSA National Championships. Sunday skate races; Monday classic sprints; Thursday classical races (mass start); Saturday skate sprints.
Jan.6-Feb.10 Madnorski Race Series       |   |  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.
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.
Jan.7-Feb.11 Hoigaards/MYSL Team Sprint Series       |   |   |  Jan.14, Jan.21, Jan.28 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.
Jan.10 Snekkevik       |   |   |  Jan.10 12K, 24K freestyle; 12K classical
9:30 am

Wausau, WI
Mass start races at Nine Mile Ski Trails. 6K high school, 3.5K junior races. Merchandise raffle for all registered racers.
Jan.10 Dammen Nordic Ski Race       |   |  8K classical; 13K freestyle
10 am; 11 am

Austin, MN
Cancelled due to low snow and cold weather. Held on the beautifully groomed trails at the Hormel Nature Center in Austin MN. There is also a 1 mile beginners/kids race earlier.
Jan.10 SISU Ski Fest       |   |   |  Jan.10 21K, 42K freestyle, classicaI

Ironwood, MI
Point-to-point marathon race starting at ABR and finishing in downtown Ironwood. Kids races too.
Jan.11 Pre-Loppet       |   |   |  Jan.11 17K freestyle
10 am

Minneapolis, MN
Test drive the opening half of the City of Lakes Loppet with a freestyle race. Mass start.
Jan.17 Lapham Loppet       |   |   |  Jan.17 11K freestyle, classical
10:30 am

Delafield, WI
Held at Lapham Peak. Wave starts on outer loop. Snowmaking loop is the start, at Evergreen Parking lot.
Jan.17 Seeley Hills Classic       |   |   |  Jan.17 22K, 42K classical
10 am

Seeley, WI
Run on the Birkie trail, it has become one of the most prestigious classical races around. High school and wooden ski divisions as well.
Jan.17-18 Lappe Invitational       |   |   |  Jan.17, Jan.18 triathlon Saturday; classical Sunday
noon; noon

Thunder Bay, ON
Uses the wonderful trails at Lappe Nordic Centre. Kids events both days as well. Overall invitational champions determined by two day total times.
Jan.17 King Boreas       |   |   |  Jan.17 5K, 15K freestyle
8 am

Saint Paul, MN
Part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Also, youth/kids and skijor races.
Jan.17-18 Telemark CCSA/JNQ       |   |   |  Jan.17, Jan.18 5K, 10K classical Sat; 5K, 10K, 15K freestyle Sun

Cable, WI
Two days of racing on the Telemark trails. Interval starts Saturday, mass start Sunday. CCSA and JNQ event.
Jan.18 Marine/O'Brien Ski Race       |   |   |  Jan.18 12K, 25K classical; 12K, 25K freestyle
10:30 am; 11 am

Marine on St. Croix, MN
This is a great community race with scenic trails. Held at William O'Brien State Park. Once around park for 12km and twice around for 25km. There's also great kids races with age appropriate distances starting at 1:45PM! Again this year is a 8km wooden ski tour that starts with the classic race.
Jan.18 Boulder Lake Ski Race       |   |   |  Jan.18 11K, 31K freestyle, classical
11 am

Duluth, MN
Flat, fast and fun racing on the Boulder Lake Mgmt Trails, just north of Duluth. Also features a snowshoe race.
Jan.18 Wisconsin Winter Trail Assail       |   |   |  Jan.18 5K, 10K freestyle, classical
9 am

Waukesha, WI
Mass start. Also fat bike and snowshoe events, plus kids race. Part of Waukesha JanBoree.
Jan.23 Montebello Niteski       |   |  6K classical, freestyle
6 pm

Bemidji, MN
Cancelled due to low snow conditions. Yup, 6:00 in the evening! An event that uses lighted Montebello trails in Bemidji. There's a 2K kids race too.
Jan.24 Balsam Vinter Fest       |   |  10K, 20K freestyle
11 am

Amery, WI
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. Held on the Balsam Branch trails -- great rolling course with a long, gradual downhill cruise to the finish. There's a 2K kids race earlier in the morning.
Jan.24 Noquemanon Ski Marathon       |   |  Jan.24 12K, 24K, 50K classical, freestyle
9 am EST

Ishpeming, MI
A point to point race, running from Ishpeming to Marquette. Multiple wave starts. Freestyle starts 40 minutes after classical. Last half of the race is almost all downhill. Finishes at Marquette's Superior Dome.
Jan.24 Dam Phunski Race       |   |  10K freestyle, classical; 5K freestyle, classical
10 am; 10:30 am

La Farge, WI
Cancelled due to the lack of snow. The Dam Phunski is a scenic point-to-point classic and freestyle cross country ski course along the scenic Old Highway 131 Trail. Proceeds benefit the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Education and Events Program. 5K is juniors race, with a kids 1K race to follow.
Jan.24-25 Twin Cities CCSA/JNQ       |   |   |  Jan.24, Jan.25 5K, 10K, 15K classical Sat; 5K, 10K freestyle Sun

Minneapolis, MN
Moved to Theodore Wirth. Known as the Twin Cities Championships, mass start classical events Saturday, individual start freestyle Sunday. College and JNQ divisions, and open to citizen racers as well.
Jan.24 Baker Shaker       |   |   |  Jan.24 10K, 20K freestyle
8:15 am

Maple Grove, MN
Moved to Elm Creek for better snow conditions. Held on the Baker Park trails, the 10K does one lap and 20K does two.
Jan.24 Wisconsin Winter Trail Assail       |   |  7.5K, 12.9K freestyle, classical
9 am

Nashotah, WI
The ski race is cancelled due to low snow conditions. Mass start. Fat bike and snowshoe events as well, plus kids race.
Jan.25 Iola Norseman Challenge       |   |   |  Jan.25 10K classical; 20K freestyle
9:30 am; noon

Iola, WI
There's also a 6K high school race and a kids races.
Jan.26-28 Arrowhead 135 Winter Ultramarathon      135 miles
7 am

International Falls, MN
The Arrowhead Winter Ultra is an ultramarathon race on bike, foot or skis, covering 135 miles across the Arrowhead Region of Northern Minnesota from International Falls near the Canadian border to Tower, MN.
Jan.30-Feb.1 Tour de Kamview       |  freestyle sprints Fri; 2K, 5K, 10K classical Sat; 5K, 15K, 30K freestyle Sun
6:30 pm Fri; 10 am Sat; 10 am Sun

Thunder Bay, ON
Held on the Kamview Nordic Centre Ski Trails. Three days of racing: freestyle sprints Friday evening, classical races Saturday, longer skate races on Sunday.
Jan.31 Badger State Winter Games       |  7K, 21K, 43K classical, freestyle
9 am

Wausau, WI
Held at Nine Mile Forest. There's also 1K, 2K, and 4K for kids and juniors, plus a blue jeans 4K for new skiers. The games are open the events to non-Wisconsin residents.
Jan.31 Moraloppet       |  10K, 20K freestyle
11 am

Mora, MN
Changed to a walking event due to low snow. 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.
Jan.31-Feb.1 City of Lakes Loppet       |   |  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.
Jan.31 Edgewood Winter Blast       |   |  6K, 12K freestyle; 5K classical
9 am; 11:15 am

Fargo, ND
Event postponed until further notice... Skate and classical races. There is also youth/recreational 3K races and a 1K kids race.
Jan.31 Mt. Ashwabay Summit Ski Race       |   |  10K classic, 11K freestyle, 21K pursuit
10 am

Washburn, WI
All races start and finish at the Mt. Ashwabay Chalet. Classic and skating lanes are provided throughout the course. Youth 3.5K race and kids 1/2K race too. Awards are homemade pies and other baked goods!
Jan.31 Wolf Tracks Rendezvous       |   |  24K, 42K freestyle, classical
9 am

Minocqua, WI
A one-loop marathon or half-marathon encompassing many of the best trails that Winter Park has to offer, including several technical sections and the normally classic-only Wolf Tracks and Nekoosa trails. A single classic track will be laid on the entire course. The 42km marathon is a Birkebeiner qualifier.
Ongoing Race Series
Dec.3-Feb.18 Elm Creek Series       |   |   |  Dec.3, Dec.10, Dec.17, Dec.23, Dec.30, Jan.21, Jan.28, 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.30-Feb.11 Lapham Peak Series       |   |   |  Jan.7, Jan.14, Jan.21, Jan.28, 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.
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