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Join us for the 37th Annual Pepsi Challenge Cup 50K Freestyle & Classic, Great River Energy Rush 25K Freestyle & Classic, and Giants Ridge 8K Freestyle 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!
Special rates for youth 21 and under:
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.pepsichallengeskirace.com.
East Range Cross Country Challenges, Inc. is a 501c (3) multi-community, Public Charity founded in 1987 to organize the Pepsi Challenge Ski Race at the request of Giants Ridge (IRRRB).
Our mission is:
• To promote healthy living through cross country skiing and other outdoor adventure activities on Minnesota’s Iron Range, primarily at Giants Ridge.
• Provide educational resources.
• Aid in maintenance and development of adventure sport trails and venues.
• Create, assist and maintain opportunities for adventure sport enthusiasts of all ages to race, work out and socialize.
ERCCCI also supports High School races at Giants Ridge with various management services from full management to volunteer sourcing. We support local youth cross country skiing with monetary and in-kind resources provided by our Pepsi Challenge/Great River Energy Rush/Giants Ridge race events.
Sarah & Matt Royseth
Phil & Holly Quinn
Jim & Holly Armstrong
Pepsi Challenge/Great River Energy Rush/Giants Ridge Race Officials
Chairman Tim Salo
Treasurer Debbie Maki
Secretary Deb Maki
Race Coordinator Deb Maki
Feed Stations Sarah Royseth & Holly Armstrong
Chief of Course Todd Roswold
Chief of Timing Debbie Maki
Registration Pam Berts
Start & Finish John Filander, Bill Maki
Awards Ceremony Jim Armstrong, Angie Bealka, Matt Royseth
Ski Patrol Director Don Galloway
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