For the first time in two decades, a cross-country skiing World Cup race will be held on U.S. snow. The Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup is the preeminent cross-country skiing tour held each winter between November and March and consists of a series of races across 21 venues around the world that highlight various ski techniques and race distances. The last time a Cross Country World Cup event was held in the U.S. was in 2001 as a test run for the 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah, Winter Olympics.
This year, the fastest skiers in the world — including those on the U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team — will come together to compete in the World Cup Sprint Finals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will be the last chance for skiers to race head-to-head before the crowning and awarding of the coveted Crystal Globe to the 2020 sprint champions. The women will race on a 1.4 km sprint course and the men will race on an expanded 1.7 km loop.
Be part of this historic moment celebrating worldwide winter sports by volunteering, becoming a partner, and coming out to Theodore Wirth Regional Park in March of 2020 for this once-in-a-lifetime event!