The Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet is a point-to-point urban trail run. The race starts in Downtown Robbinsdale and ends at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden where racers enjoy great tunes, excellent food, and Surly Brewing Co. beer while resting in the shadow of the “Spoonbridge and Cherry”.
This is a Hoigaard’s Challenge event.
There are two race options:
DISTANCE CHANGES: The deadline to make race distance changes is 4:00pm on the Wednesday before the race. After that, a registrant wishing to change distance will need to register and pay the full fee for the new race distance.
Proceeds from the Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.
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.
Packet pick-up schedule and locations will be posted 4 weeks prior to the event. Please check back at that time for details.
- 4:00pm — Racer information change deadline (e.g. race distance)
Sunday (Race Day):
- 9:30am — 10 mile start
- 10:00am — 10K start
The 2020 course map will be available soon. For reference, you can view the last year’s map here: 2019 Course Map (PDF)
Both the 10K and 10-Mile races start in downtown Robbinsdale and finish at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The course follows a mix of paved and non-paved trails, so wear appropriate footwear. Compared to the Surly Brewing Co. Trail Loppet, the Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet is a bit flatter.
The course is well-marked with a combination of blue ribbons, blue arrows, and flour. However, know that there are many intersections and runners are responsible for staying on course.
Aid stations will have water and Tailwind to keep runners hydrated on the course at the following locations:
- 3.2 miles (both the 10-Mile and 10K events)
- 5.2 miles (10K only)
- 6 miles (10-Mile only)
- 8.5 miles (10-Mile only)
- 11:00am: Runners must have reached aid station at the 6-mile point of 10-Mile
- 12:00pm: Runners must have reached aid station at the 8.5-mile point for 10-Mile
Logistics & Transportation
Shuttle buses will run from the Parade Stadium Parking Lot (near the finish at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden) to the start line before the race. Please plan on at least an hour to make it to the race start from the shuttle pick-up. There are no shuttle buses from the finish back to the start after the race.
Racers are encouraged to use alternative transportation to get to and from the Parade Stadium Parking Lot. All bikers will be entered in a drawing for a Loppet + Surly Brewing Co. swag bag. If you drive, please note that paid parking will be available in the Parade Stadium Parking Lot. Additional (free) overflow parking is available at the Dunwoody College of Technology from 7am-2pm (no parking is allowed outside of these times).
Everyone will receive a bag tag at packet pick-up that can be used to mark their own personal gear bag on race day. There are two bag drop options:
- Drop your bag in the finish area before taking the shuttle to the start
- Drop your bag in the start area to be transported for you to the finish area.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in both the 10K and 10-Mile.
Age class awards will also be given to the top three male and female finishers in the 10K and 10-Mile in the following age categories:
- 19 and under