Event date: 2/15/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Export event
Event Location: Pincushion Mountain Trail System
COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA December 26, 2019 (LSN) Come to Grand Marais to participate in the only Ski Race in Cook County, MN and one of the oldest! The North Superior Ski and Run Club has been building and maintaining the beloved Pincushion Mountain Trail System for over 40 years and this racing event serves as both a huge annual celebration of their commitment to community running and skiing, but also as their main fundraiser for the year. The NSSRC is also the organizers and the sponsors of many of the youth skiing and running programs in the community, including the Y-Ski program, and both of the Vikings high school athletic teams for Cross Country Running and Cross-Country Skiing.
Event will be held at the Pincushion Mountain Trail System with free music, food, and warm beverages for spectators and racers in the warming shack. Outside there will be a giant bonfire for roasting marshmallows, pros on site to discuss skiing and waxing techniques, and more. Participate in fun activities like Human Bowling and Tug o’ War!
Registration for this race will open in January 2020, but we are encouraging folks to start to book their vacations around this time early!
Schedule of Races: 10:00 AM: Start of 30km Classic Ski Race 10:50AM: 10km Classic and Woody Ski Race 11:00AM: 10km Skate Race 11:15AM: 3km Competitive Kid’s Race 12:30PM: Awards 1:00PM: Family Ski 2:00PM: Skijor Race
The race is held one week before the epic American Birkebeiner and would be a great opportunity for any Birkie participant who would like to test their mettle before the big race.
Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west. The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake, Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles
Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Cook County include:
Grand Marais Lutsen Mountains
Gunflint Trail Superior Hiking Trail
Snow Depths Minnesota
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