Sunday, March 15, 2020

Parallel 45 CupSkate Ski Sprints

Sunday, March 15: 3:00 – 5:30 pm
The Trailhead, 1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy

Skiers take their shot at the World Cup course in a World Cup sprint formatted event. Each registered athlete will be allotted one individual qualifier start. The top athletes from the qualifiers will be placed into semi-final and final rounds. Awards will be presented on the World Cup podium.

Spectating is free and open to the public.

Junior Stars

Competing athletes must have an FIS and/or U.S. Ski and Snowboard License and be part of the U18 and U20 age groups. There is a max registration number of 64 racers/gender.


There is a max registration number of 64 racers/gender. There will be 48 open registration spots, the rest of the athletes will qualify through the City of Lakes Loppet Festival Sprints.

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EventStarting Oct 17, 2019Starting Oct 31, 2019Starting Feb 6, 2020Starting Mar 9, 2020Registration close
FP45 Cup: Skate Sprints$20$25$30$40Wednesday, March 11th at 11:59pm
FP45 Cup: Junior Stars Sprints$20$25$30$40Wednesday, March 11th at 11:59pm

Proceeds from the FP45 Cup: Skate Sprints and Junior Stars Sprints 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

No new registrations will be allowed after the close of online registration due to the amount of time it takes to develop competition brackets and schedules.

Sunday, March 15th

  • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Packet pick-up for Sunday adult participant events in the Great Hall at The Trailhead
  • 3:00 pm – Qualifiers start in the Lower Stadium

Weather permitted, skiers will race on the FIS Women’s World Cup Sprint Course. You can view the 1.4km course map here.

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

Age Classes

  • Junior Stars: U20 and U18 skiers only
  • Open: Skiers 21+

U20 and U18 age groups will race and be scored together. They will be separated by gender.

There will only be two race categories for the Open Age Class: Male and Female.

Parking & Transportation

Details on transportation for the Parallel 45 Winter Festival can be found here.

Awards will be given to top three male and female open finishers as well as top three male and female junior stars.