Participant Races and Events

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

Fastenal Parallel 45 Cup events are competitive events, allowing skiers, skijorers, and bikers to test themselves over the weekend on March 14-15.

Snowball-in-Hell presented by the Minnesota Vikings is for bikers and skiers who thrive on adrenaline and aren’t afraid of a little danger.

The Midwest Youth Championships are competitive races for youth of all abilities age categories U8 – U16. The MyXC Festival and Share Winter Minne-Loppet & Fish Scale Frenzy are non-competitive events for all kids who enjoy being on skis.

Kikkan Randall will lead the inspiring Fast & Female events, along with 50 other past US Women’s Olympic team members. The relays are for girls ages 8-14, but anyone can attend the Power Hour talk.

The Fastenal Parallel 45 Tour is the exclusive opportunity to recreationally ski the World Cup Course.

Find information on the Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival and Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup schedule, parking and transportation, and more HERE.