Sun January 16, 2022 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US

5K Freestyle

8:30AM CST

3K Freestyle

9:00AM CST

1K Freestyle

9:10AM CST

Sit Ski

8:45AM - 8:50AM CST
Events: 1K Sit Ski 500 Meter Sit Ski
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN US 55422

The Pre-Loppet event includes both ski races and fat-tire bike events. Pending good snow conditions with typical Loppet optimism and can-do-ism, the 2022 Pre-Loppet long course ski and fat bike (approx 15K-18K) will utilize the natural snow trails in Theodore Wirth Park between the Trailhead and Glenwood Rd (e.g Bridge, Skyline, Tornado, JD Rivers, Wirth Lake and Jar Hill) and finish on the world class snowmaking trails plus the scenic natural snow Judy trail near the Trailhead.

Starting and finishing at the Trailhead will be more ski events including The Pre-Loppet 5K, 3K, 1K, and Sit Ski options of 1K and 500 meters!

The Pre-Loppet has always been the key tune-up event for the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival.

Ski Events

  • Long Course Ski Freestyle (approx 18K, classic track may be groomed if conditions allow)
  • 5K Freestyle (course all on snowmaking with classic track on right)
  • 3K Freestyle
  • 1K Freestyle
  • 1K Sit Ski
  • 500 meters Sit Ski

Fat Bike Events

  • Long Course Fat Bike (approx 18K)
Race Contact Info

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