Loppet Foundation

Classic Ski Sprint Relays

Thursday, January 30th. 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Trailhead, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Teams of two compete on Thursday night in the Classic Ski Sprint Relays. The race format is a standard ABAB relay race, with racers tagging off every lap. Open Category Adult relay teams will compete for their share of an $800 purse. All racers will be guaranteed a minimum of two heats.

Age Groups and Race Categories

Age Groups

Race Categories
Open (includes Male and Mixed teams)

*Youth Events (U14 and younger) are restricted to non-fluorinated glide wax.

Detailed Schedule
6:00 pm U8-U12 Start

6:15 pm Male U14-U16 Start

6:30 pm Female U14-U16 Start

6:45 pm Female Start

7:00 pm Open Start

Stay tuned to our Trail Conditions page to be the first to learn if conditions-based event adjustments must be made.

Entry Fees

Status Through September 23 Through December 2 Through January 6 Through January 27 Through January 29 (online reg closes Jan 30) Final In Person Price Race Day Registration Available?
Classic Ski Sprint Relays Closed $10 $13 $15 $17 $20 No day-of registration No
Classic Ski Sprint Relays – Youth (16 and under) Closed $8 $10.40 $12 $13.60 $16 No day-of registration No

For the Team Sprints, juniors and adults must list a partner when registering. Youth (U14 and under) can sign up without a partner and coaches will match. Please list “Coach Choice” in the partner field to complete registration.

No new registrations will be allowed after the close of online registration due to the amount of time it takes to develop competition brackets and schedules.

Registration and transaction fees are nonrefundable, including in the event of cancellation. Registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Competing under another person’s name will result in disqualification.

A Note About the Data We Collect

Junior Age Categories

U20 Born between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2001
U18 Born in 2002 or 2003
U16 Born in 2004 or 2005
U14 Born in 2006 or 2007
U12 Born in 2008 or 2009
U10 Born in 2010 or 2011
U8 Born after December 31, 2011


Proceeds from the City of Lakes Loppet Festival events benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.