Combining cross-country skiing (7K), fat-tire biking (13K), and on-snow running (5K), the Loppet Winter Triathlon wraps up three great winter activities into one athletic event in the heart of the Minneapolis. The event has earned a reputation as both a challenge for the region’s multi-sport elite (we have hosted the Winter Triathlon National Championships) and an opportunity for beginner outdoor enthusiasts to have a blast outside with friends and family.
We strongly encourage the use of fat bikes for the bike leg of the triathlon. Other bikes will be allowed, but please realize that our ski trails can have a greater than 2-foot base. If the weather is warm and even just the top layer becomes soft, narrower tires may be almost impossible to ride. You can rent fat bikes at NOW Sports.
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.
Proceeds from the Loppet Winter Triathlon benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.
Important Things to Remember
Timing chips will not be available for advance pickup. For best timing performance and inventory control, chips will be handed out no earlier than race day morning. If you previously picked up your bib/t-shirt, please collect your timing chip on race morning. Failure to pick up and wear a timing chip on race day will result in no recorded race time.
Ski bibs and timing chips must be returned by the end of the event. Failure to return these items will result in charges of $20 per bib and $150 per chip, invoiced the week after the race. Bike plates are disposable and do not need to be returned.
The course will utilize the trails in Theodore Wirth Park including the machine-made loop. Please note that the course and event order may change depending on weather, snow and ground conditions. The order of events will be ski-bike-run. Though most participants choose to skate, a classic track will also be set.
- Ski: Approximately 7K on the snowmaking trails. Ski technique is freestyle (classic tracks will be set on the right side of the skate deck).
- Bike: Two laps on the snowmaking trails, totaling approx 13K. Note that while any bike may be used, fat bikes are the recommended bike for the course. Fat bikes may be rented from The Trailhead.
- Run: 5K on the snowmaking trails.
Skiers are welcome to warm up on the course. We ask that bike and run warmups be done on the asphalt trail that runs for miles along the parkway next to the stadium. We want to keep the ski course fresh and in great shape for the ski.