COVID-19 UPDATE (9/15/20): We have been holding out hope that we would be able to find a way to keep the spirit and character of the Loopet intact despite COVID-19 complications. However, recent guidelines from the MN Dept of Health and the Minneapolis Park Board have made it clear that this is a hill we aren’t going to clear. For longer races, the difficulties of maintaining a perimeter, dealing with a closed Trailhead building, and aid station limitations make it clear that we must postpone the Loopet Loppet until 2021. While this is out of our hands, we want to find a way to still keep the spirit of this event alive and engage those of you who were hoping to complete the event this year. That is why we are currently planning to create a special 5K event around Thanksgiving time (more details on that to come). Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at the Loopet Loppet in 2021!
Come for one loop or come for twenty. Come solo or come with up to a team of four. Run or walk. The Loopet Loppet is the perfect chance at the end of the season to test how far you can go!
The Loopet Loppet gives you six or twelve hours to run as many loops as possible around a 5 mile loop on the new event trails near The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park on the edge of Minneapolis, MN. At the end of each loop a fully stocked ultramarathon aid station awaits.
Prizes will be given throughout the day to participants still on the course.
October 9, 2021
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park
Finish the maximum amount of miles as possible in 12 hours.
- 5 mile loop open 7 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
- 1 mile loop open 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
A 6 hour option for individuals starts at 1pm.
To count a lap on either loop it must be completed prior to 7 p.m.
A full ultramarathon aid station will be available between loops along with drop bag storage. A self-serve water/energy drink only aid station will be available at mile 3 of the 5 mile loop.
Pacers will be allowed after 1:00 pm. Pacers age 18 and under can accompany runners after 9:00 am. Each runner may only have a single pacer at a time.
Relay teams can rotate runners however they wish, but can only exchange runners between loops.
There will be lawn games set up for crew / spectators / runners taking a break between laps!
The 2021 guidelines will be coming soon. For reference, you can read the rules and guidelines in the 2019 Loopet Loppet Manual.
Packet pick-up schedule and locations will be posted 4 weeks prior to the event. Please check back at that time for details.
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 Loopet Loppet benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.
2021 event merchandise will be available soon.
Volunteer Sign Up Here
2021 volunteer positions will be available soon…
Volunteer: Volunteers are needed for set up, help with packet pickup/registration, mark the course, course marshal to keep participants safe and on course, aid stations (a great place to volunteer with friends!), finish line assistance, and clean up!
Race and Volunteer: Experience the best of both worlds! Help with set up, packet pickup/registration or clean up.
Seeking Leads: If your interested in taking your volunteering to the next level we are seeking leaders to lead our volunteers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Volunteers receive a Loppet Swag, snacks and a big thank you!
Please e-mail email@example.com for more info.