Loppet Foundation

City of Lakes Loppet Awards

Awards Ceremonies

The Loppet Awards Ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in The Big Tent. There will be door prizes, including entries for the Salomon City Trails Loppet in May, the UCare Tri-Loppet in June, and grand prizes Loppet Challenge and Hoigaard’s Challenge entries.

In order to eliminate inconsistencies in age classes across all events, going forward, age categories will be determined by the racer’s age prior to January 1 of the race year.

NOTE: Some events will have awards ceremonies at the finish area podium directly after the event and will not be featured at Sunday’s Award Ceremony. Please read below for details on your event.

Awards Table

If you have missed your event’s awards ceremony or won an age-class award medal in the Puoli Loppets, Columbia Sportswear Skate, or Hoigaard’s Classic, stop by the Awards Table in The Big Tent to pick up your awards. Hours will be 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Awards Pick-Up

Awards will also be available for pick up until June 1st at the Loppet Foundation office. Email in advance to arrange a time: info@loppet.org

The Loppet Foundation
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422


Friday Events

Finn Sisu Sprints

  • Award medals for the top three male & female sprinters in categories U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20.
  • Locally crafted steel wall hangings to the first three male & female skiers in the Open and Masters categories.
    • Cash Awards for the Open category:
      • 1st Place: $250
      • 2nd Place: $100
      • 3rd Place: $50
  • Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the finish line podium on Friday after the sprint finals. Must be present to receive cash awards.

Speedskating Loppet

  • 25k Race
    • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
    • Locally crafted steel wall hangings to the first three male and female finishers.

Awards ceremony for this event will take place as soon as results are posted.


Saturday Events

Loppet Tour Classic

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.

Puoli Loppet Classic

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Locally crafted steel wall hangings to the first three male and female finishers.
  • Award medals for male & female 10-year age categories 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39 . . . 70+.(These may be picked up at the Awards Table as soon as results are posted.)

The Flower Ceremony for the first three male and female finishers will happen at the finish line podium immediately after the race. Top finishers should report to the podium within 5 minutes of finishing. Steel wall hangings will be awarded at Sunday’s Awards Ceremony at 3:00 p.m.

Hoigaard’s Classic

  • Commemorative medals for first-year finishers, commemorative pins for multiple-time finishers.
  • Locally crafted steel wall hangings for first three male and female finishers.
  • Award medals for male and female 5-year age categories 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29 . . . 70+. (These may be picked up at the Awards Table as soon as results are posted.)

The Flower Ceremony for the first three male and female finishers will happen at the finish line podium immediately after the race. Top finishers should report to the podium within 5 minutes of finishing. Steel wall hangings will be awarded at the Loppet Awards Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

SW Journal Snow Sculpture Contest

  • Award medals to the top three teams.
    • Cash Awards:
      • 1st place: $500
      • 2nd place: $200
      • 3rd place: $100

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the finish area podium at 3:45 p.m. Must be present to receive cash awards.

Captain Ken’s Kubb Tournament

  • Championship Bracket
    • 1st Place: $250, Handmade one-of-a-kind Frostbeard Trophy, Tournament Medals, & Official Loppet Bib
    • 2nd Place: $100, Tournament Medals, Official Loppet Bib
    • 3rd Place: $50, Tournament Medals, Official Loppet Bib
  • Open Bracket
    • Tournament medals to the 1st-3rd place teams.

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the finish area podium immediately after the tournament is over. Must be present to receive cash awards.

Ski-O Loppet

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Long Category
    • Locally crafted steel wall hangings for the first three male and female finishers.
  • Short Category
    • Award medals for the first three finishers.

Awards ceremony for this event will take place as soon as results are posted.

Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet and National Skijoring Championship

  • 10k Race
    • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
    • Awards for first three male and female finishers.
      • 1st Place: $150, Award Medal
      • 2nd Place: $100, Award Medal
      • 3rd Place: $50, Award Medal
  • 4.5k Race
    • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
    • Awards for first three male and female finishers.
      • 1st Place: $100 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Award Medal
      • 2nd Place: $50 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Award Medal
      • 3rd Place: $25 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Award Medal
  • 2.5k Race
    • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
    • 1st Place: $100 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Award Medal
    • 2nd Place: $50 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Award Medal
    • 3rd Place: $25 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Award Medal


Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the finish area podium at approximately 2:45 p.m., or as soon as results are posted. Must be present to receive cash awards.

Minne-Loppet

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.

Rossignol Junior Loppet

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Ribbons for top three male and female in age categories U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20.

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the Loppet Village finish area podium at approximately 3:50 p.m., or as soon as results are posted.

Speedskating Loppet

  • 50k Race
    • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
    • Awards for first three male and female finishers.
      • 1st Place: $100, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
      • 2nd Place: $50, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
      • 3rd Place: $25, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
  • 1k Race
    • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
    • Ribbons for top three male and female finishers in age categories U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20.

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at Lake Calhoun.

Loppet Age Gap Relays

  • Commemorative ribbons for all finishers.
  • Ribbons for top three male & female teams in age categories U8, U10, U12, U14, U16.

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the finish line podium at approximately 6:30 p.m., or as soon as results are posted.

Telemark Clinic

  • City of Lakes Loppet Ribbons for fastest run, best combination of time and style, and best tele turn.

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the end of the clinic.


Sunday Events

Loppet Tour Skate

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.

Puoli Loppet Skate

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Locally crafted steel wall hangings for the first three male and female finishers.
  • Award medals for male & female 10-year age categories 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39 . . . 70+. (These may be picked up at the Awards Table as soon as results are posted.)

The Flower Ceremony for the first three male and female finishers will happen at the finish line podium immediately after the race. Top finishers should report to the podium within 5 minutes of finishing. The steel wall hangings will be awarded at Sunday’s Awards Ceremony at 3:00 p.m.

Columbia Sportswear Skate

  • Commemorative medals for first-year finishers, commemorative pins for multiple-time finishers.
  • Locally crafted steel wall hangings for 1st-3rd place male and female finishers.
  • Award medals for male and female 5-year age categories 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29 . . . 70+. (These may be picked up at the Awards Table as soon as results are posted.)

The Flower Ceremony for the first three male and female finishers will happen at the finish line podium immediately after the race. Top finishers should report to the podium within 5 minutes of finishing. Steel wall hangings will be awarded at the Loppet Awards Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Snowshoe Loppet

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Awards to the first three male and female snowshoers.
    • 1st Place: $100, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
    • 2nd Place: $50, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
    • 3rd Place: $25, Locally crafted steel wall hanging

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the finish area podium at approximately 1:15 p.m., or as soon as results are posted. Must be present to receive cash awards.

Chuck & Don’s Point-to-Point Skijoring Loppet and National Skijoring Championship

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Awards for first three male and female finishers.
    • 1st Place: $150, Award Medal
    • 2nd Place: $100, Award Medal
    • 3rd Place: $50, Award Medal

Awards ceremony for this championship will take place at the finish area podium at approximately 3:45 p.m., or as soon as results are posted. Must be present to receive cash awards.

Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Awards for first three male and female finishers.
    • 1st Place: $100 Penn Cycle Gift Card, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
    • 2nd Place: $50 Penn Cycle Gift Card, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
    • 3rd Place: $25 Penn Cycle Gift Card, Locally crafted steel wall hanging

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the Loppet Awards Ceremony in The Big Tent at 3:00 p.m. Must be present to receive cash awards.

Penn Cycle Puoli Fat Tire Loppet

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Locally crafted steel wall hangings to the first three male and female finishers.

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the Loppet Awards Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. in The Big Tent.

Dogsled Loppet

  • Commemorative medals for all finishers.
  • Awards for first three finishers.
    • 1st Place: $150 and a medal
    • 2nd Place: $100 and a medal
    • 3rd Place: $50 and a medal

Awards ceremony for this event will take place at the finish area immediately following the event. Must be present to receive cash awards.


Combined Events

Loppet Challenge

Hoigaard’s Classic + Loppet Skate Marathon

  • Commemorative pint glass and Surly beer ticket to all finishers.
  • Locally crafted steel wall hangings to the top three male & female skiers in each 5-year age category:
    • 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29 . . . 70 & Up

Awards ceremony for the Loppet Challenge will take place at the Loppet Awards Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in The Big Tent. Pint glasses may be picked up at the Awards Table in The Big Tent immediately following your finish.

Minne Tour

Finn Sisu Sprints + Hoigaard’s Classic + Loppet Skate Marathon

  • $6,000 purse! Male & female skiers with the top cumulative times win cash:
    • 1st place: $1500
    • 2nd place: $800
    • 3rd place: $400
    • 4th place: $200
    • 5th place: $100

Awards ceremony for the Minne Tour will take place at the Loppet Awards Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in The Big Tent. Must be present to receive cash awards.

National Skijoring Champions

Saturday 10k Race + Sunday Point-to-Point Race

  • Awards for the first three male and female teams.
  • 1st Place: $100 Cash, $100 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
  • 2nd Place: $50 Cash, $50 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Locally crafted steel wall hanging
  • 3rd Place: $25 Cash, $25 Gift Card to Chuck & Don’s, Locally crafted steel wall hanging

Awards ceremony for this championship will take place at the finish area immediately following Sunday’s event. Must be present to receive cash awards.

Double-Loppet Award

City of Lakes Loppet + Mora Vasaloppet
Ski the City of Lakes Loppet and the Mora Vasaloppet in the same year and receive the “Double-Loppet” award. This participation pin goes to all skiers who complete a 25 kilometer or longer event at both the City of Lakes Loppet and the Mora Vasaloppet in the same year.

The Double-Loppet Award will be handed out at the Mora Vasaloppet.

Hoigaard’s Challenge

City of Lakes Loppet + Salomon CITYTRAIL Loppet + UCare Tri-Loppet + Surly Trail Loppet
The Hoigaard’s Challenge begins in the winter with the City of Lakes Loppet, continues in the spring with the Salomon CITYTRAIL Loppet, in the summer with the UCare Tri-Loppet and finishes in the fall with the Surly Trail Loppet. Participants who compete in all four events receive commemorative pins and age class recognition at the annual Loppet Events Banquet. Male and Female winners and one lucky banquet attendee are awarded a trip to Bearskin Lodge. More information: More information: http://www.loppet.org/hoigaards-challenge