City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Registration & Packet Pickup


Registration changes (distance or technique changes) will not be permitted after 4pm on Friday, January 22nd, in order to allow our limited registration staff the necessary time to prepare all registration information and race packets. If you wish to make a change to your participation at this point, you will need to purchase a registration for the new event you wish to switch to at full price.

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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, we will be doing a drive through packet pickup this year in the roundabout in front of The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park in the days leading up to the festival.

For the drive through packet pickup, you will drive in the east driveway (not the side with the 4-way stop) of The Trailhead turnaround, give us your name, and we will drop your packet in your passenger side window. Volunteers will be wearing masks. Please wear a mask yourself as well.

Please make every effort to do the drive-through packet pickup. The goal is to keep all of you, as well as our volunteers, safe by minimizing touchpoints on race day.

First Weekend of Races (Jan 30-31)

  • Thur, Jan 28, 11am-3pm: Drive through packet pickup at Trailhead
  • Fri, Jan 29, 2-5pm: Drive through packet pickup at Trailhead
  • Sat, Jan 30, 8am-2pm: Packet Pickup in Lower Stadium
  • Sun, Jan 31, 8am-2pm: Packet Pickup at Wirth Lake (start area)
  • NOTE: Packets for the second weekend will NOT be available at these times.

Second Weekend of Races (Feb 6-7)

  • Thur, Feb 4, 11am-3pm: Drive through Packet Pickup at Trailhead
  • Fri, Feb 5, 2-5pm: Drive through Packet Pickup at Trailhead
  • Sat, Feb 6, 8am-2pm: Packet Pickup at Wirth Lake (start area) – For Saturday races only.
  • Sun, Feb 7, 8am-2pm: Packet Pickup at Wirth Lake (start area)

Note: Registration closes earlier this year than in past races. With COVID-19 protocols, we need time to create start assignments and adjust the schedule of races. Just to emphasize, this also means that there will be no day-of registration.

First Weekend of Races (Jan 30-31)

  • Mon, Jan 25, 11:59pm: Registration CLOSES
  • Wed, Jan 27, 12:00pm: Goal time to post start assignments

Second Weekend of Races (Feb 6-7)

  • Mon, Feb 1, 11:59pm: Registration CLOSES
  • Wed, Feb 3, 12:00pm: Goal time to post start assignments