Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Junior Loppet Invitational

Youth Race at The Trailhead

Come cheer on our Junior Loppet teams as they compete in the 3rd annual Junior Loppet Invitational Tour, a fun series of individual and team relay events featuring the Junior Loppet teams from Northeast, Anwatin and Franklin middle schools.

Race Location:
The Trailhead
1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55422

More about the Junior Loppet Middle School Program:
Through the Junior Loppet program, middle school youth from North Minneapolis learn to mountain bike, cross country ski, trail run, paddle and more. They learn about the benefits of being active in the outdoors – and along the way receive the tools to succeed in school and beyond while reaping the mental and social benefits of outdoor activity. The program is free to students, their families, and schools. We provide coaching, equipment, clothing, and transportation as needed.

  • Check back here for any event updates

Race Day Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Tour begins
  • Celebration to follow in The Trailhead


Participants should plan on a 3K course with a hot cocoa station in the meadow at about 1K.

Skier Race Bibs

Skiers: Every year we spend thousands of dollars on bibs and the vast majority become waste or end up in a box in a closet. We are transitioning to using reusable bibs at as many of our events as possible. Please plan to remove the bib at the finish and place it in the collection tubs. Thank you for helping us reduce waste and move toward greener events!


We love our spectators! We are outdoors and have a lot of space for distancing. Please respect the participants by staying out of the start and finish areas.


Parking will be available in the Southwest Lot at The Trailhead or in the Chalet.

We need help from volunteers to help us manage the course, start/finish areas and more.

If you have other questions about volunteering, please email

2022 Results & Photos

Please keep everyone safe: Review the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms on race morning, please stay home and seek testing and professional health care advice.

If any event details change because of COVID-19, we will let participants know as soon as possible.


The Loppet Foundation
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422