Partners + Sponsors

Thanks to Those Making it Happen!

This year’s Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival and the 2020 Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup Sprint Finals would not be possible without the generous support of our many partners and sponsors. Read on to see why some of them have decided to support the festival and World Cup event.

Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to sponsorship@loppet.org.

Parallel 45 Winter Festival Title Sponsor:

As a global company with local roots, Fastenal is proud to support this prestigious international event. It has special meaning because of our long-term sponsorship of Jessie Diggins, a Minnesota athlete who’s played a vital role in bringing world cup competition back to the U.S. Seeing that journey come full circle affirms a closely held idea at Fastenal: Great things happen when you believe in great people. 


FIS Cross Country World Cup Title Sponsor:


FIS Cross Country World Cup Presenting Sponsor:


Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival and the Minneapolis World Cup Partners:


U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sponsors:


Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival and the Minneapolis World Cup Gold Sponsors:

As a Minnesota company, Mortenson belongs to one the greatest communities anywhere – made up of our people, our natural environment, and our businesses. The best Nordic skiers on the planet are coming to Wirth Park and we want to show our community off a little! Then there is Jessie Diggins. Her accomplishments remind us of the many women on Mortenson’s leadership and construction teams. They have built iconic structures throughout Minnesota and the United States, and they would not miss the chance to cheer her on.

At L.L.Bean we encourage people of all ages to spend more time together outside. That’s why we partnered with the Loppet Foundation to support the Parallel 45 Festival and the 2020 Minnesota FIS World Cup. This 4-day event provides the opportunity for everyone to make lasting outdoor memories with family and friends. From s’more roasting to World Cup racing, there are activities for everyone in the family to join in the fun!


Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival and the Minneapolis World Cup Silver Sponsors:

Padilla is an independently operated, globally resourced public relations and communication company. But just like Jessie Diggins, our roots run deep in Minnesota. We are proud to bring our communication expertise to the 2020 Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup & Fastenal Parallel 45 Festival. We look forward to welcoming Nordic skiers and fans from around the globe to our vibrant Twin Cities community in March 2020!


Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival and the Minneapolis World Cup Bronze Sponsors:

As a sustainably minded and local Minnesota company, NatureWorks is so excited to be a Sustainability Partner with the Loppet Foundation to support the Parallel 45 Festival and the 2020 Minneapolis World Cup. At NatureWorks, we convert greenhouse gases into biomaterials called Ingeo™. These low-carbon biomaterials can then be used in producing many innovative products from films to yogurt cups, baby wipes to 3D printing filaments – even most of the compostable serviceware you’ll see at this event will be made from Ingeo™. We’ll see you on the course!