Langlauf Nordic Ski Race
Due to campus restrictions in response to the surge in COVID-19 in our region, we are postponing the Langlauf ski race. We are tentatively hoping to reschedule for a date in February. If you've already registered, you will receive a full refund. We will be in touch if we are able to schedule a new date and you can re-register at that time. The ski trails are in good shape if you're looking to ski at Saint John's on your own.
- 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 2900-acre Abbey Arboretum.
Registration and Prices
NO REFUNDS after January 13, 2022 (full refunds given in case of cancellation due to weather or snow conditions).
- Free - CSB/SJU Students
- $25 - Outdoor U Members, non-CSB/SJU students
- $35 - Non-members
- Pre-registration closes January 13. Walk-in registrations welcome day-of; $75/person.
Race Options (race maps coming soon)
- Skate Ski 8K
- Classic Ski 9K
- Skiathlon 17K (ski classic course then skate course on a rolling time with a designated area for equipment change at start/finish)
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.