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Event Schedule

This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Visit the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival website for information regarding Loppet events the week after Masters World Cup.

Wednesday, January 17

  • MWC2018 Arrival
  • 10am – 9pm: Course Open and Marked (Unofficial Training Day)

Thursday, January 18

  • MWC2018 Arrival
  • Official MWC2018 Transportation Starts
  • 9am – 2pm: Course Open for Official Training
  • 3pm – 6pm: Packet Pick Up, Accreditation at the Hyatt Regency

Friday, January 19

  • 9am – 2pm: Course Open for Official Training
  • 9am – 6pm: Packet Pick Up, Accreditation at the Hyatt Regency
  • 5pm: Team Captains’ Meeting at the Hyatt Regency
  • 6pm: Opening Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency

Saturday, January 20

  • 7:30am: Packet Pick Up Opens at Theodore Wirth Park
  • 9:00am: Men’s 01 Age Class – Classic 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:05am: Men’s 02 Age Class – Classic 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:10am: Men’s 03 Age Class – Classic 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:20am: Men’s 04 Age Class – Classic 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:30am: Men’s 05 Age Class – Classic 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:40am: Men’s 06 Age Class – Classic 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 10:45am: Men’s 07 Age Class – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 10:55am: Men’s 08 Age Class – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:05am: Men’s 09 Age Class – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:15am: Women’s 01/02 Age Classes – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:20am: Women’s 03/04 Age Classes – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:25am: Women’s 05 Age Class – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:30am: Women’s 06 Age Class – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:35am: Women’s 07 Age Class – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:40am: Women’s 08 Age Class – Classic 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start

Sunday, January 21

  • 7:30am: Packet Pick Up Opens at Theodore Wirth Park
  • 9:00am: Men’s 01 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:05am: Men’s 02 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:10am: Men’s 03 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:15am: Men’s 04 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:25am: Men’s 05 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 9:35am: Men’s 06 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (3 х 10 km) Start
  • 10:45am: Men’s 07 Age Class – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 10:55am: Men’s 08 Age Class – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:05am: Men’s 09 Age Class – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:15am: Women’s 01/02/03 Age Classes – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:20am: Women’s 04 Age Class – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:25am: Women’s 05 Age Class – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:30am: Women’s 06 Age Class – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:35am: Women’s 07 Age Class – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start
  • 11:40am: Women’s 08 Age Class – Freestyle 15 km (2 x 7.5 km) Start

Monday, January 22

  • 7:30am: Packet Pick Up Opens at Theodore Wirth Park

Tuesday, January 23


Wednesday, January 24

  • 7:30am: Packet Pick Up Opens at Theodore Wirth Park
  • Relays 4 х 5 km (leg 1,2– classic, leg 3,4 – free)
    Мen’s Age Classes 01 – 10 & Women’s Age Classes 01 – 04
  • 5pm: Team Captains’ Meeting at the Hyatt Regency
  • 6pm: Awards Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency

Thursday, January 25

  • 7:30am: Packet Pick Up Opens at Theodore Wirth Park
  • 9:20am: Men’s 09 Age Class – Classic 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 9:25am: Men’s 08 Age Class – Classic 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 9:30am: Men’s 07 Age Class – Classic 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start

Friday, January 26

  • 7:30am: Packet Pick Up Opens at Theodore Wirth Park
  • 9:20am: Men’s 09 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 9:25am: Men’s 08 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 9:30am: Men’s 07 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 9:40am: Women’s 08 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 9:45am: Women’s 06/07 Age Classes – Freestyle 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 9:50am: Women’s 05 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 9:55am: Women’s 04 Age Class – Freestyle 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 10:00am: Women’s 01/02/03 Age Classes – Freestyle 30 km (2 х 15 km) Start
  • 10:10am: Men’s 06 Age Class – Freestyle 45 km (3 х 15 km) Start
  • 10:15am: Men’s 05 Age Class – Freestyle 45 km (3 х 15 km) Start
  • 10:20am: Men’s 04 Age Class – Freestyle 45 km (3 х 15 km) Start
  • 10:25am: Men’s 03 Age Class – Freestyle 45 km (3 х 15 km) Start
  • 10:30am: Men’s 02 Age Class – Freestyle 45 km (3 х 15 km) Start
  • 10:35am: Men’s 01 Age Class – Freestyle 45 km (3 х 15 km) Start

Saturday, January 27 – Departure of Skiers/Optional City of Lakes Loppet Events

  • Hoigaards Classic Marathon, Puoli Classic Loppet
    Please note: These Midwest USA traditional marathon events are not officially part of the MWC2018 and require a separate registration and entry fee. MWC2018 skiers are encouraged to extend your stay in Minneapolis one more day and enjoy gentle point-to-point courses in both 42 and 21km distances.