Saturday, February 5, 2022

Gear West 5K Ski Loppet

Fun 5K ski event for skiers of all ages and abilities

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

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Saturday, February 5: 1:30pm
The Trailhead, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

The Gear West 5K Ski Loppet is open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Whether this is your first year skiing or your eighty-first year in the sport, this event is for you!

A seeded wave start allows for skiers of varying abilities to all enjoy the event together. Teenagers whose race seasons have been cancelled this year can test their limits on this course which is the same distance as their high school races, advanced skiers will find this to be a fun and speedy course, while families looking for a non-competitive outing for both the kids and adults will be able to enjoy the beautiful trails, and new skiers hoping to complete their first 5K will be able to cross the finish line with big smiles on their faces!

This event is freestyle technique, meaning you can classic or skate ski the course. While there are prizes for the winners, fun is the goal and costumes are encouraged!

Younger skiers looking for shorter course options should check out the Next Generation Loppet, which has 3K, 2K, and 1K options.

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 StatusStarting Opening DayStarting 12/7/21Starting 1/11/22Starting 2/1/22Starting 2/3/22Registration Deadline
Gear West 5K LoppetOpen$30$30$35$45$60N/A
Gear West 5K Loppet - Youth (16 and under)Open$20$20$20$30$40N/A
Gear West 5K Loppet (Open Course)Open$20$20$25$35$45N/A

Proceeds from the 5K Ski Loppet benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.

Registration and transaction fees are non-refundable, including in the event of delay, rescheduling, or cancellation of an event or program. An event or program registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Participating under another person's name will result in disqualification.

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Race maps and logistics, parking and transportation, registration and packet pick-up, awards, and results can be found on our Festival Information webpage.

Stay tuned to our Event Updates & Trail Conditions webpage to stay up-to-date on event adjustments.