Saturday, July 24, 2021

Tri-Loppet & Du-Loppet

Off-Road Triathlon
Paddle + Trail Run + Mountain Bike

Combining paddling (7K), trail running (5.5K), and mountain biking (13K), the Tri-Loppet & Du-Loppet point-to-point triathlon is all that is Minnesota distilled into one athletic event in the heart of the city. Connecting the waters of Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes with the forests and prairies of Theodore Wirth Park, the event has earned a reputation as both a challenge for the region’s multi-sport elite and an opportunity for beginner outdoor enthusiasts to have a blast outside with friends and family. Put your skills to the test in this ultimate summer celebration! A Du-Loppet event (running and biking only) will also be available.

There are four event options:

  • Tri-Loppet – Individual
  • Tri-Loppet – Team
  • Du- Loppet – Individual
  • Du-Loppet – Team

The Tri-Loppet & Du-Loppet is the third Hoigaard’s Challenge event of the year, following the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival marathon events and Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet and preceding this fall’s Surly Brewing Co. Trail Loppet. Check out current Hoigaard’s Challenge standings here.

Event updates and announcements will be posted here.

There is no day-of registration available. ANY AND ALL participants in the Tri-Loppet and Du-Loppet must register, sign a waiver, and pay to participate. This includes Paddle Partners (a participant helping an Individual participant to paddle a canoe or tandem kayak and is NOT continuing on to any other part of the race). Any participant in a tandem boat with an unregistered partner will be disqualified from the event.

Registration Coming Soon

 StatusRegistration OpenStarting 6/2/20Starting 6/16/20Starting 6/30/20
Tri-Loppet Off-Road Triathlon: IndividualOpen$50$60$65$70
Tri-Loppet Off-Road Triathlon: RelayOpen$30$40$45$50
Du-Loppet Off-Road Duathlon: IndividualOpen$50$60$65$70
Du-Loppet Off-Road Duathlon: RelayOpen$30$40$45$50

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

Proceeds from the Tri-Loppet and Du-Loppet benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.

Packet pick-up schedule and locations will be posted 4 weeks prior to the event. Please check back at that time for details.

  • 8:30 a.m. – Paddlers mandatory meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. – Race start – Canoes and kayaks mass start
  • 9:15 a.m. – Race start – Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) start

Course Description

There will be three sections in the Tri-Loppet:

  • Paddling Section: 7K
  • Running Section: 5.5K
  • Biking Section: 13K

The Du-Loppet will not include the paddling section. 

Stand Up Paddleboarders will use a shorter paddling route (from North Beach straight to the channel instead of going to the south end of Bde Maka Ska).

Course Markings

The course is well-marked with a combination of blue ribbons, blue arrows, and flour. However, know that there are many intersections and participants are responsible for staying on course.

There is no parking at the start area. Participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to bike to the race. Those who drive should park at the Calhoun Executive Center, at the corner of Calhoun Parkway and Excelsior Boulevard.

Race Shuttle

  • 9:05am: A shuttle bus will bring spectators and participants from the start at Bde Maka Ska to Brownie Lake. And will continue on to Wirth Chalet.
  • 9:30am — 11am: The shuttle runs from Brownie Lake to the roundabout in front of the Wirth Chalet.
  • 11am — 2pm: The shuttle runs between the Wirth Chalet, Brownie Lake, and the Executive Center.

There will only be one or two shuttle buses running, so participants in a rush should make other arrangements.

Those who are both paddling and biking, but not running, will need to get themselves from the end of the paddle to The Trailhead. Options are leaving a bike or car at Brownie (note that there is no corral there for bikes), having a friend drive you, or walking / jogging along the bike path adjacent to Wirth Parkway – about 1.5 miles.

Safety Information

  • All paddlers must have Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) in the boat and are advised to wear them. Paddlers 14 and under must wear a PFD.
  • All bikers must wear helmets while biking.

Boat Rentals

If you need to rent a boat, you can do so when you register online. Standard tandem aluminum canoes and one-person/two-person kayaks are available. PFDs and paddles are included. Boats are limited, and will be allocated first come first serve.

Rental boats are picked up on the morning of the event at Wheel Fun Rentals located at the northeast corner of Bde Maka Ska. Racers must pick up boats before 8:00 a.m. to have enough time to paddle to the start and attend the mandatory 8:30 a.m. paddlers meeting. Rentals are also available from REI and Hoigaard’s.

Boat Corral

Paddlers are responsible for picking up their own boats after the race, except for boats rented from Wheel Fun Rentals through online race registration (they are returned by the “Surly Gives a Damn” volunteer team). The boat corral area will be monitored until 2:00 p.m. after which all responsibility falls on the racer.

Bike Corral

Participants are responsible for transporting their bicycles to and from the secured bike corral. The corral will be open from 7 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. for drop-off. After the biking section is completed, bicycles may be placed back in the corral, which will be monitored until 2 p.m after which all responsibility falls on the racer.

Tri-Loppet Individuals

Participants completing all three sections of the race. All paddlers in your boat must be registered for the Tri-Loppet in order to qualify for awards.

  • Canoe/Kayak:
    • Overall top 3 men and women: Receive cash prize and an award.
    • Top 3 Men and Women Age Group Awards (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, etc.): Receive commemorative medals.
  • SUP: No age group breakdown. Top 3 men and women receive commemorative medals.
  • Youth (19 years old and younger on the date of the race): Ribbons for all youth participants.

Du-Loppet Individuals

Participants completing the running and biking sections of the race.

  • Overall top 3 men and women: Receive cash prize and an award.
  • Top 3 Men and Women Age Group Awards (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, etc.): Receive commemorative medals.
  • Youth (19 years old and younger on the date of the race): Ribbons for all youth participants.

Tri-Loppet Relays

May be comprised of 2-4 people (up to 2 paddlers, 1 biker, 1 runner). First three relays in each category will receive medals. During registration, relays must pick only one of the following race categories.

  • Female: All relay members are female.
  • Male: All relay members are male.
  • Mixed: Relay members must include at least one female and one male.
  • Family: Members identify as being from the same family.
  • Corporate: All relay members must work for the same company.

Du-Loppet Relays

Comprised of 2 people (1 biker, 1 runner). First three relays in each category will receive medals. During registration, relays must pick only one of the following race categories. 

  • Female: All relay members are female.
  • Male: All relay members are male.
  • Mixed: Relay members must include at least one female and one male.
  • Family: Members identify as being from the same family.
  • Corporate: All relay members must work for the same company.

Door Prizes

Will be given out at the awards ceremony. You must be present to win.

All volunteers will receive race swag, food, and one free beverage or beer (with valid ID).

Please e-mail volunteer@loppet.org for more info.

Paddling Partners

Paddle with one of the youth on the Jr. Loppet middle school teams! Kids ages 11-14 need paddling partners for the paddling portion of the Tri-Loppet triathlon. Free entry granted to the first 10 to sign up. Rental canoes may be provided but are in short supply so if you own a canoe, please use your own. Please contact volunteer@loppet.org for more information.

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2019

Event cancelled due to inclement weather.

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2006 Results

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Detailed sponsorship opportunities and packages are available.
Please contact the Loppet Foundation Sponsorship Manager:
sponsorship@loppet.org

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The Loppet Foundation
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422
info@loppet.org
612-604-5330

Registration:
registration@loppet.org

Sponsorship:
sponsorship@loppet.org