The Loppet Foundation's premier event of the year is the City of Lakes Loppet Festival that draws thousands of participants, hundreds of volunteers, and many more spectators out to the trails, lakes and streets of Minneapolis for a long weekend of fun and competition. With winter events and activities
for all ages and abilities, this is as Minnesota as it gets!
Weekend events include: cross-country skiing, fat bike racing, snowshoeing, skijoring, Kubb, snow sculpture contests and, of course, the Luminary Loppet!
** The following events are also 2017 American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS) National Masters Championship races:
- 42km Hoigaard’s Classic Marathon — Skiers age 30-59
- 21km Classic Puoli Loppet — Skiers age 60+
- 21km Skate Puoli Loppet — All ages over 30