Festival Schedule

Official Statement as of March 12, 2020, at 2:30am (CST): 

Due to ongoing and evolving concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the International Ski Federation, U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the local organizing committee, working in concert with local health officials, have made the difficult decision to cancel the Fastenal Parallel 45 Festival, the Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup race, and all associated events scheduled for March 14-17, 2020 in Minneapolis. 

We are devastated to announce this cancelation. In keeping with updated information from the Minnesota Department of Health and after consulting with medical advisors, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community, fans, athletes, staff and volunteers involved in these events.

We know this is not easy news for anyone – from volunteers and sponsors who have dedicated their time, talent and resources; to the athletes who have spent years training; to our staff who have poured heart and soul into preparations; to the thousands of folks who were excited about participating and spectating. Thank you for your understanding and support as we prioritize our collective well-being.

John Munger
Executive Director
The Loppet Foundation

Enjoy great food, drinks, and vendors at the Parallel 45 Block Party & Expo, watch skiers and bikers crash on the Snowball-in-Hell presented by the Minnesota Vikings course, and dance to Minnesota’s best tunes played fromt the Parallel 45 Stage.

Sign up to ski, bike, or skijor in any of the Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival’s Participant Events.

Enjoy great food, drinks, and vendors at the Parallel 45 Block Party & Expo, watch skiers and bikers crash on the Snowball-in-Hell course, and dance to Minnesota’s best tunes at the Parallel 45 Music Festival.

Sign up to ski, bike, or skijor in any of the Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival’s Participant Events.

Watch the World Cup athletes test their skis and wax during the Course Inspection, be inspired by the nation’s foremost outdoor experts at the Share Winter Symposium, or share dinner with Kikkan Randall and the U.S. Nordic Olympic Women at the Parallel 45 Dinner & Benefit.

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Share Winter Symposium
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World Cup Course Inspection4p
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Parallel 45 Block Party & Expo4p
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Champions Dinner & Benefit
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