Skiers test their mettle with a series of two long-distance races. The Challenge starts on Saturday with the Hoigaard’s Classic and continues the following Sunday with the Columbia Sportswear Skate. Age class awards based on the cumulative time for the two races.
Note that because of the modifications in the classic race there was no enduro. In order to avoid giving an advantage to skate specialists the skate race will not have an enduro this year either.
Special separate registration for the Loppet Challenge runs through November 30 only. Challenge participants who register by November 30 receive the special lower-cost Loppet Challenge pricing and a unique race hat that reflects their status as Loppet Challenge participants. Note that participants who register after November 30 register at the normal individual race price for both events and do not receive a special Loppet Challenge hat. Loppet Challenge registration closes with on-line registration. An athlete who registers for individual events after Tuesday, January 23 will not be scored as a Loppet Challenge participant, even if they ski in both events.
Registration and transaction fees are nonrefundable, including in the event of cancellation or event transfer.
Skiers register for the Loppet Challenge by November 30, or register individually for the Hoigaard’s Classic and the Columbia Sportswear Skate (note that registrants after November 30 do not receive a special Loppet Challenge hat). Hand-crafted age class prizes are awarded to the skiers with the top cumulative time for the weekend.
CXC Marathon Cup
The Loppet Challenge is part of the CXC Marathon Cup race series.
Your team or club must have CXC club membership in order to be scored in the CXC Marathon Cup. Teams or clubs can register at http://bit.ly/1eu9iPD. Teams must be registered by October 1st to be scored in the CXC Marathon Cup.
Individuals will automatically be scored for series events in which they participate; CXC membership is optional but they are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits that CXC membership provides. More information on CXC/USSA Membership.