9:00-10:45 Racer Check-in and Late Registration
10:40 am Kid’s Races (1/2 m or 1 m)
1:00 am Swedish Mile 10k and 5k mass start
11:00 – 2:30 Family Fun activities on Nordic Center Grounds
12:30: Award Ceremony for Swedish Mile Race
The Swedish Mile is a 10K trail race on a well-marked course through the woodlands surrounding the Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora, Minnesota. The course starts and finishes at the Nordic Center and utilizes the Vasaloppet Ski Trails (wide & grassy) and the Fat Bike single-track trails (narrow & rugged.) Plan for roots and rocks, hills and turns, and plenty of mud. This is an adventure race with some rugged parts, please be prepared.
The 10K race is supported by one aid station near the midway point, refreshments at the finish, and lunch from Primos Tacos for all racers. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the male and female categories.
The 5K trail race/fun run has all of the features listed above, without the aid station at the mid-point.
The Kids Race includes a 1-mile race and a half-mile race for our younger runners. This shorter trail run includes a snack at the finish and a medal for all participants.
Each winter, the Snow Farmers of Mora, Minnesota volunteer their time and equipment to extend the nordic ski season by spreading man-made snow over the Vasaloppet Nordic Center trails. This allows for high school meets, the Fast Tracks youth skiing program, nordic ski team practices, and for the Mora Vasaloppet to guarantee a race whether nature provides snow or not.
In previous years, generous donations and grant funding provided for the procurement of two snow guns, and the required infrastructure to produce snow. Each year, a team of volunteers uses their farm equipment to spread snow. The goal for the Swedish Mile is to raise enough money to cover 100% of the fuel costs associated with Snow Farming in the 2022-23 skiing season. By running this race, you’re helping to serve this great cause.
The Swedish Mile 10K
$50 for adults / $20 for age 17 and under – discounted at checkout ($60 on race day)
Proceeds go to support snowmaking and operations at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center.
Male and Female winners will each receive free admission to the 2023 Swedish Mile.
The top three male and female finishers will each receive a prize pack.
5K Fun Run
$50 for adults ($20 for 17 and under) – discounted at checkout ($60 on race day)
Registration for 10K or 5K includes post-race lunch, a well-marked racecourse with an aid station, and a commemorative pair of Swedish Mile Trail Running Socks.
1M or 1/2M – $15 – Each racer receives a medal and a post-race snack. Register
If your child/children would like to participate and the cost is an issue, please inquire.
This race can only happen with an army of amazing volunteers. If you would be interested in volunteering, we would love to put you to work. Please email email@example.com if you would like to get involved.