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 runners enjoy great tunes, excellent food, and Surly Brewing Co. beer while resting in the shadow of the “Spoonbridge and Cherry”.
Piecing together elements of little-known trails in the Minneapolis area, the event has earned a reputation as a challenge for those pushing the pace at the front of the pack as well as a smart choice for those looking to try off-pavement running for the first time.
The Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet is the second Hoigaard’s Challenge event of the year, following the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival marathon events and preceding the Tri-Loppet & Du-Loppet and Surly Brewing Trail Loppet. Check out current Hoigaard’s Challenge standings here.
Event updates and announcements will be posted here.
Registration Coming Soon
|Status||Starting 12/1/19||Starting 3/2/20||Starting 5/16/20|
|Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet||Open||$50||$60||$70|
|Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet - Youth 12 & Under||Open||$12||$12||$12|
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 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.
Packet pick-up schedule and locations will be posted 4 weeks prior to the event. Please check back at that time for details.
Sunday (Race Day):
- 9:30am — 10 mile start
- 10:00am — 10K start
The 2021 course map will be available soon. For reference, you can view the past 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
Lucky runners of the Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet Salmon Run will be heading home, collectively, with 140 pounds of top quality, responsibly sourced salmon courtesy of Sitka Salmon Shares.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in both the 10K and 10-Mile.
Age Class Awards
Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the 10K and 10-Mile in the following age categories:
- 19 and under
Middle of the Pack Awards
The Middle of the Pack Awards will celebrate the two individuals in the male and female race categories who are lucky enough to finish in the dead center of their respective field.
The Loppet Foundation needs help in all capacities supporting the athletes as they take to the trails! Please e-mail email@example.com for volunteer opportunities.
Results + Photos
2020 Results & Photos
2019 Results & Photos
2018 Results & Photos
2017 Results & Photos
2016 Results & Photos
- 10K Results
- 10 Mile Results
- Loppet Age Gap Relay Results
- Skinnyski.com Event Coverage
- Photos from Saysetha Philaphandeth, Anwatin Junior Loppet team alum