Two-minute heats. Youth, Open and Masters categories. With a new and improved trail – featuring drops, jumps and hills – this will be a spectator highlight. The Sprints are part of the Loppet Minne-Tour.
Thursday Classic Team Sprints
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday Skate Individual Sprints
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
|Status||Through September 30||Through November 29||Through January 3||Through January 24||Through February 1 (in-person only)||Through February 2 (in-person only)|
|Classic Team Sprints||Open||$18||$18||$25||$30||
|Classic Team Sprints – Youth (19 and under)||Open||$10||$10||$10||$15||
|Skate Sprints||Open||$18||$18||$25||$30||No day-of registration||
|Skate Sprints – Youth (19 and under)||Open||$10||$10||$10||$15||No day-of registration||
No Day of Race Registration
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.
Junior: Open to all athletes born after Jan. 1, 1999 (see age categories below).
Open: Anyone can compete in the Open category. Any skiers competing in the Loppet Minne Tour must compete in the Finn Sisu Sprints to be eligible to win cash prizes.
Masters: Open to all athletes age 40 and over (born before January 1, 1979).
Youth Race Series
All CXC Youth Cup and Skiwerx Series events are restricted to non-fluorinated glide waxes.
Depending upon the number of skiers in each category, the Sprints will feature quarter-, semi-finals and finals. The top two skiers in each heat advance. The top four male and female skiers from the heats advance to the finals.
Junior Age Categories
|U20||Born between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2000|
|U18||Born in 2001 or 2002|
|U16||Born in 2003 or 2004|
|U14||Born in 2005 or 2006|
|U12||Born in 2007 or 2008|
|U10||Born in 2009 or 2010|
|U8||Born after December 31, 2010|
The course features jumps, drops and steep downhills on a compact course right outside of Loppet Village – and with the Surly Beer Garden available along the course. In other words, this event will make for great spectating. Open class skiers will be skiing for keeps – because the Sprints are part of the Loppet Minne Tour – with a $6,000 cash purse!
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