2021 Pepsi Challenge 50K/Great River Energy Rush 25K Nordic Ski Races at Giants Ridge

Sat March 6, 2021
Events

50K Freestyle

$70 9:30AM CST - 4:00PM CST
232 spots left. Price increases after February 27, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

50K Classic

$70 9:00AM CST - 4:00PM CST
232 spots left. Price increases after February 27, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

25K Freestyle

$70 9:40AM CST - 4:00PM CST
232 spots left. Price increases after February 27, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

25K Classic

$70 9:00AM CST - 4:00PM CST
232 spots left. Price increases after February 27, 2021 at 11:59pm CST
Description

WE ARE STILL HERE ACTIVELY PLANNING OUR 2021 EVENTS TO COMPLY WITH PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENTS.  WE WILL PROCEED IF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND DNR ALLOW GATHERINGS OF UP TO 250 BY JANUARY 31, 2021 WITH A MINIMUM NUMBER OF REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS SHORTLY THEREAFTER. FURTHER GUIDANCE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE NEAR THE JANUARY 10 MANDATE EXPIRATION DATE.

OUR FIRST PLANNING MEETING RESULTED IN THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY RACE DETAILS FOR 2021:

  • 25K & 50k CLASSIC AND FREESTYLE RACES WILL BE HELD ON THE USUAL COURSES LIMITED TO 250 COMBINED PARTICIPANTS.
  • PARTICIPANTS WILL START IN SMALL GROUPS AT ASSIGNED TIIMES PENDING CONSULTATION WITH OUR TIMING PROVIDER.
  • FEED STATIONS WILL BE RE-SUPPLIED BUT SELF-SERVED AT NORMAL LOCATIONS.  
  • NO AWARDS OR LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD AS OF THIS POINT IN TIME. 
  • WE MAY RUN A VIRTUAL 8K EVENT AFTER OR BEFORE THE 25K & 50K RACES.

FORTUNATELY, WE ALL HAD GOOD FUN LAST YEAR, MOMENTS BEFORE THE QUARANTINE! WE'LL DO IT AGAIN IN A SAFE, FUN WAY! STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

Join us for the 37th Annual Pepsi Challenge Cup 50K Freestyle & Classic, Great River Energy Rush 25K Freestyle & Classic Nordic Ski Races on March 6, 2021 at Giants Ridge Biwabik Minnesota. Giants Ridge has 60 kilometers of impeccably groomed, world class Nordic trails on which World Cup, Olympic Trials, National Collegiate Finals, U. S. National Championships and High School championships take place .  Our family oriented  events are designed to accommodate skiers of all abilities. The Pepsi Challenge Cup Race is part of the American Ski Marathon Series and a Birkie Qualifier. Visit us on Minnesota's Iron Range for a fun filled, late winter cross country ski extravaganza! 

Youth Fees

Special rates for youth 21 and under:  

  • 50 & 25K Freestyle & Classic $70.00
2021 Registration Form

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Race Course Maps

  Start of the 2020 race.

 

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Race Website

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Event Information

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Giants Ridge
6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708
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