SATURDAY SKI RACE FAQ
Ski Race Registration Information
10:00 am- The Classic – starts in downtown Mora
10:15 am – The Vasa and The Dala, starts in downtown Mora
12:30 pm – The Bell Ringer and The Team, starts on Lake Mora
No registrations on race day.
REGISTRATIONS Online, fax, and walk-in. registration closes on Friday 2/7 at 9 pm.
CHANGING RACES Transfers between races accepted until 2/1/19. Written request and $10.00 transfer fee required. Entries are non-transferable. Skiing under another person’s name will result in disqualification.
There are no registration refunds, even if race is cancelled.
If you need to cancel due to a medical condition, please have your doctor provide a note, and your registration will be automatically transferred to the next year with no additional charge.
Racers under 18 years old in The Dala, The Team and The Bell Ringer races must have waiver signed by parent or guardian.
Race Packet Pick-up
Friday 2/7 Vasaloppet Headquarters 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 2/8 Race day, Celebration Tent 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
When you pick up your packet, please confirm that your name, date of birth, and ski race are correct.
Ski Waxing – The Nordic Center has a wax room available. Also, our friends at Finnsisu, Pioneer Midwest, Gear West, and Tonka Cycle and Ski all have Vasaloppet ski waxing specials. Contact them for details.
The start and finish area will be in downtown Mora, one block from the Celebration Tent so this is a great place to wait and keep warm before the start of your race.
A bag tag will be included with your race packet. Please confirm that the number on the bag tag matches your bib number. You may use your own personal clothing bag, or a clothing bag provided by Vasaloppet USA. Securely close your bag and attach the bag tag so that the number is clearly visible. At the race start area, deliver your bag to the station next to the Celebration Tent, where you will also pick it up when you cross the finish line. You must have your race bib to claim your bag.
There is ample parking all over the City of Mora.
The Vasaloppet uses a system that allows skiers to place themselves at the start area according to their realistic expectations of their finish time.
Please show consideration for your fellow skiers on the trail by following trail etiquette, including the yielding of the track. A special note to The Classic skiers – It’s a Classic style race so skating, even only a few strides is not cool (and could get you disqualified if a protest is filed.) If you really like that skate motion please register for The Vasa or The Dala Freestyle races.
If you drop out of the race
It is important to notify the race office and soup stops are equipped with cell phones for your use. Ask a soup stop volunteer for the person in charge of the phones. Remember, there might be someone at the finish line waiting for you.
Showers Available at the high school from 11:30 am to 3:30pm. Be sure to bring your own towel.
Skier Lunch A free skier lunch is provided at the Celebration Tent. Your bib is your lunch ticket.
Will be at the Celebration Tent following the skier lunch, starting at 3pm
Double Loppet, Double Dog, Double Fat
If you participated in the City of Lakes Loppet skiing, skijoring, or fat tire events, then ski, skijor, or ride your fat tire in our events, you will receive your Double Loppet award. The awards will be available in the Celebration Tent throughout the day. See the Kranskulla to receive your award
Please file a report if you have requested a recovered item, including a broken pole, to be returned to you. Reports are available at the Vasaloppet headquarters. Lots of the lost items end up at the race office so check there.
SUNDAY EVENT REGISTRATION
Registration for all Sunday events: Miniloppet, Skijoring, and Fat Tire races is available online through Saturday 2/8/20 11:59pm. On Saturday, registration is available in the Mini Mall, across the street from Vasaloppet Headquarters, near the Klocka. On Sunday, all registrations are available in the tent prior to the races.
SUNDAY FAT TIRE RACE FAQ
40 km Fat Tire Bike Race 10:00 am — 10 km Fat Bike Ride 12:00 noon
The Fat Tire bike race will start on Lake Mora, just north of down town Mora, and bike the ski trails north of Mora before returning to Mora and finishing on Main Street. Only Fat tire bikes are allowed on the course in order to minimize damage to the ski trails. Helmets are required.
We also offer a 10 kilometer ride. This course will be for those looking for a more relaxing ride. It will also start on Lake Mora and include the ski tails at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center, return to finish on Main Street. This event starts at 12:00.
Bike rental is provided by Tonka Cycle. Demo Bikes on display are day.
Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration – Sunday starting at 8 am in the Celebration Tent. There will be a designate area at the start for clothing bags.
Awards – Prizes are awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in the 38k race. Through generous donations from our race sponsors we are able to provide prizes and awards for this event. Thank you!
For those in need of a fat bike to rent we have you covered!
Tonka Cycle has Fat bike rentals for the Fat Vasa. By renting through Tonka Cycle they will provide delivery of the bike to the race starting line. Please reserve yours while they last from Tonka Cycle at the following link. http://www.tonkacycleandski.com/about/bike-rental-pg68.htm
Please call Tonka Cycle at 952-938-8336 after the reservation is made to assure free delivery.
SUNDAY SKIJORING FAQ
The Vasaloppet Skijor race will start at 11 am on lake Mora, a few blocks north of Mora’s downtown.
The skiers and their dogs will head up the Vasaloppet Ski Trail to the Vasaloppet Nordic Center trail system, returning to downtown Mora for a Main Street finish.
Dala horses and cash prizes are awarded to the top 3 female and top 3 male finishers in the 10 kilometer race. Dala horses are awarded to the top three overall finishers in the 4 kilometer race.
For seeding, registrations need to be completed by 2/3/19 and requests sent to email@example.com