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Don’t miss out on skiing the 2022 Vasaloppet USA when the race celebrates its 50th year!

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All new format:
Skate races on Saturday Feb. 12.
Classic-only 42km and 21km races on Sunday Feb. 13. Course set up for classic-only with multiple tracks.

42km men and women winner earn choice of $1,000 cash or trip to Swedish Vasaloppet. Second place finishers win $500 & third place $250.

21km Race now offers Dala Horse age class awards, completion medals and top level race bibs!

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Annual Ski Swap & Sale

November 22, 2021

The annual Ski Swap and Sale is a great opportunity to get some new or used ski equipment and is hosted each year by the Mora Ski Club.

Several ski shops will bring in a wide selection of new equipment, be on hand to give some excellent advice, and save you a drive to their store.

Community experts will also be on hand to help with sizing and equipment advice.

Some used equipment will also be available.

Also,  there will also be a pancake breakfast offered so you can get some great food as well!

 

Upcoming Vasaloppet 50 Years Special Events

Swedish Mile Trail 10km & 5km Run:  October 9th
See Details Here
Sign-up Here

Online Auction Fundraiser: Oct. 9-17
Proceeds go to fund snowmaking and ski trails at Vasaloppet Nordic Center to make Vasaloppet USA possible.
See auction items, register to bid Here

Fundraiser Raffle and Social evening: Oct. 16
A fun in-person fundraising event.
Details 
Purchase Tickets Here

Dedication of Volunteer Sculpture Labyrinth: Nov. 6, 2pm
Vasaloppet Nordic Center
Walk through the labyrinth and see the art works that describe the efforts of the many Vasaloppet volunteers over the past 50 years as well as listen to the 12 audio mini-documentaries. 

Annual Fundraiser – New Date, New Format

Saturday, October 16 Fish Lake Resort
5pm-7:30pm

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The annual Vasaloppet Fundraiser has adopted a new date and format to celebrate 50 years of Vasaloppet. This year, the fundraiser is a week-long event. The fun begins with the Swedish Mile Trail Run and Family Fun Day on October 9th when the online auction opens up, and then concludes with the new social event on October 16th. Mark your calendars and plan to attend a fun evening with friends and Vasaloppet acquaintances and help provide critical funding for the race and snowmaking. The new social event format includes:

  • New 2 hour (or so) format
  • Ample time to socialize
  • Bountiful hors d’oeuvres & cash bar
  • Raffles (Of course! It’s a fundraiser)
  • Special 50th Celebration program

See details of Vasaloppet Online Auction and fundraiser week

Donations of items to be included are very much appreciated. If you would like to make a donation, or have questions about the upcoming events, just contact the office at information@vasaloppet.us or 320-679-2629.

Swedish Mile Trail Run & Family Fun Day

October 9, 10:30-2pm

We are changing things up this year, and adding a whole lot of other fun activities for the whole family.

Bring the whole family to the Nordic Center and join us for lunch or beverages, enjoy a self-guided tour around the Vasaloppet grounds, learn about our youth ski program “Fast Tracks,” have a free s’more at the Marshmallow Shack, take a hayride, and explore the Vasaloppet trails in the colors of fall.  We’re working to build this into a fantastic day to be outdoors in Minnesota’s fall weather.

In addition to the trail run event, this year, the Swedish Mile will be the kick-off event for our new, week-long annual fundraiser format. The online auction will begin and the winners will be announced at the October 16th fundraiser social event. 

The Swedish Mile Trail Race includes a 10k timed trail race, a 5k fun run, a kid’s 1k or .5k race, and everyone gets a finishers medal. See complete details and schedule of events here.

You can REGISTRATION HERE for all of the trail run events. We hope you and your family will join us for this inaugural event.

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