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Langlauf Nordic Ski Race

Sunday, January 22, 2017 | Saint John's University

View ski trail updates with the latest information on grooming and conditions on the Outdoor U Blog.

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Check-in: Donald McNeely Spectrum
(building 14A on the SJU Campus Map)

Race starts and ends in Clemens Football Stadium (10 on the Campus Map), skiing through the hills of the 2800-acre Abbey Arboretum.

This is a naturally hilly and wooded course. Read more about the race venue and facilities below.


Registration and Prices

College Students:
  • ANY enrolled college student from any college is eligible to compete in the Collegiate Races, regardless of if they participate in a ski club/team on their campus.
  • ANY college student is also welcome to register for the Citizen Races.

Collegiate Invitational Races

Online registration form

  • $5 - Collegiate Racers
  • Free - CSB/SJU Students

If a coach or captain is registering the team
and is not able to pay by credit card, contact
Kyle Rauch (320-363-2136) to arrange another  payment method.




Citizen Races

Online registration form

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  • $5 - High School Student*
  • $15 - Outdoor U Members
  • $25 - Non-members (through Jan 13)
  • $40 - Non-members (Jan 14-20)
  • $80 - All walk-ins (no discounts apply for day-of registration)

Discounts available:

*Not an official high school race (no school uniforms, coaches, etc.).
*High schoolers will be part of the Citizens Race.

Discount registrations prices available through NOON on January 20.

In case of cancellation due to weather or snow conditions, registration fees will be refunded.

The Races

  • Skate Ski 25K (Collegiate or Citizen) 
  • Skate Ski 9K (Citizen only)
  • Classic Ski 16K (Collegiate or Citizen)
  • Classic Ski 7K (Citizen only)

*The shorter skate/classic races for citizens follow the same route as the longer races with only one lap on the loops in the Abbey Arboretum.


2017 Race schedule TBA.


Abbey Arboretum

Saint John's Abbey Arboretum is more than 2,500 acres of lakes, prairie, oak savanna and forest owned by Saint John's Abbey and surrounding Saint John's University. Approximately 20K of trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing during a typical season. Learn more about the ski trails.

Clemens Football Stadium

A natural bowl formed when a cranberry marsh was drained in 1908 for construction of the football field. All races will begin and end within the football stadium, a great venue for both racing and cheering.

Warner Palaestra/Donald McNeely Spectrum

Donald McNeely Spectrum is an indoor fieldhouse within the Warner Palaestra athletic facility. Registration/check-in and the awards ceremony will take place in the spectrum. The indoor space will also be available for families and spectators to warm up, let the kids run around and enjoy concessions available for purchase that day. The spectrum has direct access to the football field, making it easy for racers and spectators alike.

Concessions available for purchase or you can bring your own lunch/snacks.


CSB/SJU Nordic Ski Team   Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota