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36th Annual Lake Placid Loppet and Kort Loppet

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Cost: Race Registration Varies

The Lake Placid Loppet is one of the best events of its kind in the country. Over the past 30 years, thousands of skiers have enjoyed skiing and racing on the challenging Mt. Van Hoevenberg trails at the Olympic Sports Complex.

The Lake Placid Loppet is conducted by the Olympic Regional Development Authority on the Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Ski Trails. The Loppet and Kort-Loppet run on a slightly modified version of the 50km course constructed for the 1980 Winter Olympics, making it one of the most challenging citizen races in the world. This is a perfect race for recreational to expert skiers who are looking for a unique and challenging race. The Lake Placid Loppet is also proud to be a qualifier for the American Birkebeiner and a member of the NENSA Marathon Series.

Included with your Loppet entry fee is the Celebration BBQ & Awards on Saturday evening following the races at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a finisher gift pint glass with one free beer or soda. There will also be complimentary post-race food.

Race Start Times

  • 50km - Classic Technique Loppet - 9:00 a.m.
  • 25km - Classic Technique Kort Loppet - 9:00 a.m.
  • 50km - Free Technique Loppet - 10:30 a.m.
  • 25km - Free Technique Kort Loppet - 10:30 a.m.
  • 12.5km - Citizen's Challenge Race - 1:00 p.m.
  • 6km - Citizen's Challenge Race - 1:00 p.m.
  • 3km - Citizen's Challenge Race - 1:15 p.m.

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