Loppet Invite Meet

Loppet Invite, Jan. 9th, 2016

Participating Teams

Henry Sibley
Eden Prairie
ISD 196
Burnsville
Osseo
Winona/Cotter
Prior Lake
Lakeville North High School
Lakeville South High School
Highland Senior High School
Robbinsdale Armstrong High
Irondale High School
Northfield High School
Champlin Park High School
Park-Woodbury-East Ridge (P.W.E.R.) Nordic

Course Update
The course will be a combination of natural snow ski trails and man made loop. We will send out exact race course later next week. We are hoping to do a combination of back 40 some of Judy Loop and Hap loop for both classic and skate races. Currently they are still making snow for the man made loop and hope to have much of it done by next weekend.

This is the homologated race course, nice and wide and one lap. The Judy loop is the part that drops down to bassett creek and the Hap loop is the 3km man made loop. If there is not enough snow depth on the Judy Loop for a classic track so skiers will need to classic ski without. On the man made snow we will have a double set track on the right, we hope to try and wipe it out with a snowmobile after the classic race but it may be hard to remove. Picking one course for both races allows us to focus on getting this course ready.

Race Schedule
Coaches meeting: 8:00 am in Par 3 building
Classic Wave Start
Three waves per gender, one wave every five minutes.
Wave assignments are listed in the sign up spreadsheet.
Wave start procedure: at the start line each team can line up one skier on the line with the rest of the team behind. This puts 16 skiers at the line, we will not have individual start lanes.

Girls: 9:00 a.m.
Boys: 9:30 a.m.
Skate Pursuit Start
Girls: 11:30 a.m.
Boys: 12:00 p.m.
Awards: 12:45 p.m.
Theodore Wirth Details
· The Par 3 building is open to the general public and the warming tent is available during the races. No waxing in the warming tent, let’s keep this area clear for parents and athletes to stay warm. Team wax/warm tents may be set up outside the Par Three along the fence if needed.

Buses should drop off teams off then find another place to park during the race (Wirth Beach parking lot is a good spot).Theo Wirth is open to other trail users, tubers and us on Saturday. Theo Wirth is a winter sports destination and is a busy place, embrace it.

Bib Pickup and Coaches Meeting
We will have a quick coaches meeting at 8:00 a.m. in the Par 3 building, you can pick up your race bibs then. Racers will need to return their race bibs into bins at the end of the first race and then will be assigned a new bib for the pursuit race.

Race Day Volunteers
Each team needs to donate two assistant coach or experienced parent to help run both the classic and skate race. Duties will include skier lineup, starters, course control, timing helpers, and stadium set up. Please have these individuals report to the stadium at 8:30 for training and duty assignments