Come cheer on our Junior Loppet teams as they compete in the 2nd annual Northeast Middle School Invitational, a fun series of individual and team relay events featuring the Junior Loppet teams from Northeast, Anwatin and Franklin middle schools.
Columbia Golf Course
3300 NE Central Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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
Registration will open on February 1 unless otherwise announced.
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.
Proceeds from the Loppet Adventures Community 5K benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.
Schedule and Packet Info
- Packet pickup will start at 9am the day of the race at Columbia Golf Course.
Race Day Schedule
Start times may need to adjusted according to weather, trail conditions or COVID precautions.
- 10:00am: Junior Loppet Races begin
- 10:00 3K Classic
- 10:03 3K Skate
- 10:06 1K Classic
- 10:09 1K Skate
Race Day Info
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 will have a basic aid station (water, energy, and perhaps basic pre-packaged items) at the finish for all participants.
We love our spectators and will provide additional guidance depending on COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC, Minnesota Dept of Health and MPRB. We are outdoors and have a lot of space for distancing. Please respect the participants by staying out of the start and finish areas.
A course map will be available race week. Click here to view the Columbia Ski Trails. The Columbia Ski Trails are a gem in the Loppet/MPRB ski system. With a strong volunteer grooming team, these trails have become quite popular the past couple years. Come check them out! This is a great course for beginners with a lot of flat area with a few gradual hills to make the terrain interesting and fun.
Logistics & Transportation
Parking will be available at the southwest lots of Columbia Golf Course and in the surrounding neighborhoods. Parking lot may fill, so be prepared to walk a bit to reach the start line.
We need help from volunteers to help us manage the course, start/finish areas and more.
If you’d like to help, please email email@example.com
Results & Photos
2022 Results & Photos
2022 Results will be posted here when available!
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.