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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.

Vasaloppet Skier Development Fund established in honor of Tom Giese

A skier development fund has been established in honor of Tom Giese, a former Vasaloppet board member and president; Mora high school Nordic ski coach, and a long time advocate of cross country skiing. Tom passed away on August 9 at age 73.

“Be a skier!” is one of the often-remembered sayings that is associated with memories of Tom. He instilled a work ethic in everyone he coached over the years that allowed them to be the best in all aspects of life. His love of skiing and coaching was an important part of his life and he will leave a lasting memory with everyone that knew him that is much bigger than skiing alone.

Donate online:  Click here to the Vasaloppet Tom Giese  Skier Development Fund.

To donate with check:
Vasaloppet Inc. Memo: Tom Giese Development Fund
100 Union St. Mora, MN 55051

What a great day on river for 40th Snake Rive Canoe Race

Race Results

Unseasonably warm temperatures along with clear skiers provided canoeists a near perfect day for the 40th Snake River Canoe Race May 1.

In all, 133 canoes and kayaks registered for the race which started 15 miles northeast of Mora and finished just west of downtown Mora.

The canoe race is part of the Mora Classic series. The next event is the Mora Half Marathon & 5k August 21 followed by the Mora Bike Tour Sept. 18 and the 50th Vasaloppet USA cross country ski race Feb. 12-13.

Race Results


Moraloppet Ski for the Cause is Canceled.

UPDATE 3/10/21

We are sad to say that the 2021 Moraloppet Ski for the Cause has been canceled.

Due to the rain and warm weather, the trails at the Nordic Center are no longer viable to hold a ski race.

For those who have made donations to the Susan Love Foundation, we thank you and your donations will still be going to the organization.

For those of you who have registered for this year’s Moraloppet, you have  three options: 1.) hold your registration for the 2022 Moraloppet 2.) Donate your registration fees to the Vasaloppet and Dr. Susan Love Foundation or 3.) Request a refund for your registration fee. Contact the Vasaloppet office via email at with your preference.

This is been a very challenging year on many levels. We thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the trails next year.


UPDATE 2/28/21: The Moraloppet event has been rescheduled to Saturday March 20th and will proceed as planned at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center, same time, and same distances, beginning at 11:00 am.

The event offers  10.5 & 21km  races as well as a 5km tour.

Although the race will be a mass start, starting area is set so skiers  can maintain the required minimum six-foot social distancing.

COVID restrictions will also prevent an awards ceremony and pre-race access to the Nordic Center. Awards will be given to the overall first, second and third place finishers. The will be no age class awards this year.

Registration is available only online and will be open until 10:45am on the day of the event. Skiers, who are accustomed to registering via a paper registration on race morning, can use their mobile phones or a tablet to register when they arrive at the Nordic Center. Register Here

Part of your registration, plus other contributions, will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Foundation in support of breast cancer research.

The start and finish is at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center.

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