Saturday, February 5, 2022

Junior Loppet

5K, 3.5K, and 1.5K races for youth and junior skiers

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

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This event has transitioned into the Next Generation Loppet for 2021.

Saturday, February 5: 3:00 pm
The Trailhead, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

The Junior Loppet is designed to provide all the fun and excitement of the longer Loppet ski races, but in a shorter distance perfect for our youth competitors. The race is open to anyone 19 years and under. All of the Junior Loppet races are freestyle technique and start at the Theodore Wirth’s Lower Stadium just outside of the Trailhead!

Registration Closed

 StatusStarting Opening DayStarting 1/13/21Starting 1/26/21Starting 2/2/21Registration Deadline
Junior LoppetClosed$20$22.50$25N/A2/5/21 8:00pm

Proceeds from the Junior 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.

A Note About the Data We Collect

Age Categories

U20Born between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2001
U18Born in 2002 or 2003
U16Born in 2004 or 2005
U14Born in 2006 or 2007
U12Born in 2008 or 2009
U10Born in 2010 or 2011
U8Born after December 31, 2011


There are three course distances to challenge the older, middle, and youngest ages of the Junior Loppet participants.

  • U10 / U8 1.5km: 3:00 pm
  • U14 / U12 3.5km: 3:06 pm
  • U20 / U18 / U16 5km: 3:12 pm

Other Information

Race maps and logistics, parking and transportation, registration and packet pick-up, awards, and results can be found here.

Stay tuned to our Trail Conditions page to be the first to learn if conditions-based event adjustments must be made.