Loppet Foundation

TRAIL KIDS Super Ski Race Series

The TRAIL KIDS Super Ski Race Series is made up of four different unique youth race events at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park.  TRAIL KIDS is excited to partner with Gear West Ski Shop for the winter youth race series.

The races include a youth age class skate mass start race, Loppet Age Gap Relay classic race ( parent or adult volunteer/youth event), skate skicross race  and a final age class relay skate race. The Race Series is open to all kids 7-14 years old.  Youth accumulate points by placing in their age brackets for all four Super Ski Series Races. Top three places in each age group (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16) will be awarded after the last race event. The Race Series is included in all Loppet TRAIL KIDS Winter registration fee.

Series Results, Photos & Standings »

Race Dates:

  • January 9:  Classic mass start race
  • January 30:  Loppet Age Gap  Classic Relay Race ( classic technique) 
    • 5:00 U8/U10 Mass Start
    • 5:20 U12/U14/U16 Mass Start
    • Parents need to register online with free code that will be emailed to all registered winter TRAIL KIDS participants. If you need an adult relay race partner note this as you register as ( Need Relay Partner)
    •  Register here
  • February 27: Ski Cross Skate Race rescheduled date
  • March 5: Skate age class youth relay race ( pair relay teams by gender and age categories of U8,U10,U12,U14,U16).

Schedule for Jan. 9, Feb.27 and March 5 races

5:45 – 6:15: Check into coaching groups for race bib and ankle chips

6:30    U8-U10 Boys/Girls  1 km loop

6:35  U12 Boys/Girls: 2 loops of 1 km

6:40    U14/U16 Boys/Girls: 3 loops of 1 km

After each race finishes coaches will gather their group members and do a cool down ski and some fun ski games in lower stadium until 7:15 p.m.

  • 7:15 p.m – snacks, hot chocolate and door prizes from GearWest

Course: Start/finish of all  race events will be in the lower stadium area near Trailhead. Courses may change depending on race event.

Cost:

  • $15 – Day of race registration
  • $40 for full race series (4 race events).
  • Free for all TRAIL KIDS Winter Program participants.

Registration:  All TRAIL KIDS are automatically registered for the Super Ski Race Series but must register online for the Jan. 30 Loppet Age Gap Race which is part of the Loppet Ski Festival.

January 30:  Loppet Age Gap  Classic Relay Race ( classic technique) 

  • Parents need to register online with free code that will be emailed to all registered winter TRAIL KIDS participants. If you need an adult relay race partner note this as you register as ( Need Relay Partner)
  •  Register here

Age Categories:

Race categories include U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16. Based on the child’s birth date they are placed in one of these categories based on the following classification:

USSA Age Classification » 2019/20 season

Youth are given points for the place they finish at each race event for their age category.

Gear West
This event series is proudly sponsored by Gear West