Loppet Foundation

Chuck & Don’s Point-to-Point Skijoring Loppet

Featuring the Two Dog Skijoring Championship and IFSS World Cup Race

Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Theodore Wirth

Day two of the Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet, National Skijoring Championship and IFSS World Cup Race. This point-to-point race starts in Wirth Park and finishes in Loppet Village in the Calhoun Commons area of Uptown, Minneapolis. The event is 10 kilometers and includes some challenging hills. The course goes over three bridges, under Highway 55, over Interstate 394, through a tunnel, under two railroad tracks, and follows five lakes on its way to Uptown. Skijor teams can use one or two dogs.

ifss-logoThe Chuck & Don’s Point-to-Point Skijoring Loppet is the second day of the National Skijoring Championship and IFSS World Cup Race following the premiere Loppet ski trail. Skijoring teams can compete in one or both days. Those teams that compete in both Saturday’s Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet 10K and Sunday’s Chuck & Don’s 10k Point-to-Point Skijoring Loppet will automatically be entered into the Combined National Championship event.

Entry Fee Schedule

Status Through September 7 Through November 30 Through January 4 Through January 23 Through January 30 February 3 (in-person only) February 4 (in-person only)
Chuck & Don’s Point-to-Point Skijoring Loppet and Two Dog Skijoring Championship Closed $25 $30 $35 $40 $40 $50 No day-of 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.

A Note About the Data We Collect


Teams can use either one dog or two on this second day of the Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet and National Championships – but there is only one class recognized.

Race Rules

Participants are responsible for reading, understanding and complying with published race rules. Any changes or adjustments to these rules will be communicated prior to the race. Safety is of utmost concern for all and rules may be altered to ensure safety. No pulks, sleds or other carriers are permitted. Sit Skiers are permitted.

Download Sunday’s Race Rules PDF

For more information about skijoring visit http://www.skijorusa.org

Race Format

Skijoring teams will be seeded based on prior Skijoring Loppet race results. Request for seeding by Skijorers with no prior race history must be sent to kevinmmurphy@comcast.net by Jan 23, 2018 to be considered for this event. Request must include links to publicly available skijoring race results.

Dog-Friendly Lodging

Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites is proud to be an exclusive hotel partner with The Loppet Foundation. The Homewood Suites offer the convenience of the city’s top destination attractions, dining establishments and entertainment just steps away. Prefer to stay in and relax after the big race? Enjoy a DVD from our extensive collection with complimentary popcorn in the suite or dinner cooked in your full kitchen/stove top.

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