Langlauf Nordic Ski Race
Sunday, January 26, 2020 | Saint John's University
- A uniquely beautiful and challenging race through the hills and forest of the Abbey Arboretum.
- Race starts and ends on the Durenberger Intramural Fields of the University Athletic Complex at SJU.
- Registration, concessions and locker rooms/showers in the Palaestra.
- We provide full refunds in case of weather cancellation.
Read more about the race venue and facilities below.
Registration & Check-in:Palaestra
(building 15A on the SJU Campus Map)
Race starts and ends on the Durenberger Intramural Fields of the University Athletic Complex (11D on the Campus Map), skiing through the hills of the 2800-acre Abbey Arboretum.
Registration and Prices
Discount registration prices available until MIDNIGHT on January 23, 2020. NO REFUNDS after January 23, 2020 (full refunds given in case of cancellation due to weather or snow conditions).
- ANY enrolled college student from any college is eligible to compete in the Collegiate Races, regardless of their participation in a ski club/team on their campus.
- ANY college student is able to register for a citizen race if they prefer a shorter distance.
- Not an official high school race (no school uniforms, coaches, etc.). High school students will be part of the Citizen Races.
2020 Collegiate Races
- $10 - Collegiate Racers
- Free - CSB/SJU Students
- $80 - All walk-ins
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.
2020 Citizen Races
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- $10 - High School Student
- $25 - Outdoor U Members
- $35 - Non-members
- $80 - All walk-ins (no discounts apply for day-of registration)
2020 Race Map (PDF)
*Race distances have been updated for 2020. If you previously registered, you will automatically be placed in the race (long or short route) that you registered for, despite the distance adjustment.
Skate Route (three loops for 24K)
- Skate Ski 24K (Collegiate or Citizen)
- Skate Ski 8K (Citizen only)
Classic Route (two loops for 15K)
- Classic Ski 15K (Collegiate or Citizen)
- Classic Ski 9K (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.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. REGISTRATION (Warner Palaestra)
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. WARM-UP option at the start/finish line
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. RACES START (more information to come)
3:00 p.m.* AWARDS CEREMONY
*or when all racers have finished
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.
Donald McNeely Spectrum is an indoor fieldhouse within the Warner Palaestra athletic facility. Registration/check-in will take place in the spectrum. The indoor space will also be available for families and spectators to warm up.