2021 Pepsi Challenge/Great River Energy Rush 25K/Giants Ridge 8K Nordic Ski Races

Sat March 6, 2021
Events

50K Freestyle

$70 9:30AM CST - 4:00PM CST Price increases after January 16, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

50K Classic

$70 9:00AM CST - 4:00PM CST Price increases after January 16, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

25K Freestyle

$70 9:40AM CST - 4:00PM CST Price increases after January 16, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

25K Classic

$70 9:00AM CST - 4:00PM CST Price increases after January 16, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

8K Freestyle

$50 9:50AM CST - 4:00PM CST Registration ends March 6, 2021 at 10:00am CST
Description

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! 

Youth Fees

Special rates for youth 21 and under:  

  • 8K Freestyle $35.00 through race day
  • 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 Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.pepsichallengeskirace.com.

Event Information

Downloadable copy of our Event Information Booklet.

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Place
Giants Ridge
6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

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.

Board Members:
Deb Maki
John Filander
Sarah & Matt Royseth
Gregg Debevec
Angie Bealka
Michael Starken
Debbie Maki
Phil & Holly Quinn
Tim Salo
Todd Roswold
Jim & Holly Armstrong
Benji Neff

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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