tco ski rennet race day
Racers and spectators are encouraged to cheer on the competitors and join an all-day party on Saturday. Preregistered racers should plan to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to their race start. Register for the race.
We are excited to use natural snow trails (in addition to the manufactured snow loops) for the Boulder Nordic Sport 26K Freestyle, Gear West 26K Classic, 13K Freestyle, 13K Classic and 5K Fun Ski! However, courses for these races have been modified due to trail conditions in the northwestern part of the park.
Southern natural snow trails (Hill and Lake) are closed until race day to preserve conditions. Final courses are subject to change based on conditions later this week; if there are any major course changes, they will be communicated on Friday.
Alternate Courses for Insufficient Snow
Should there be insufficient snow, all races will be held on the 5K snowmaking loop. Please note that the 26K races change to 22K and the 13K changes to 10K on the alternate courses; all other ski races will be full length.
Saturday, January 11
7:30 AM: Racer Village open
9:30 AM-9:00 PM: Food tent open
9:30-11:40 AM: Ski demos
1:45-4:45 PM: Ski demos
9:00 PM: Racer Village closed
7:30 AM: Packet pick-up and registration opens for all races
8:30 AM: Boulder Nordic Sport 26K Freestyle start (3* waves 3 minutes apart)
8:40 AM: Gear West 26K Classic mass start
11:00 AM: 13K Classic start
11:05 AM: 13K Freestyle start
11:10 AM: 5K Fun Ski start
11:50 AM: 2K Para Nordic Cup start
Noon: Finn Sisu Youth start (4 waves, 5 minutes apart)
Noon: U10 start
12:05 PM: U12 start
12:10 PM: U14 start
12:15 PM: U8 start
1:00 PM: 10K Skijor start
1:30 PM: 3K Skijor start
3:00–5:00 PM: Fat Bike starts
* Wave 3 of the 26K Freestyle may be combined with Wave 2 on race day.
Awards & Drawings
11:15 AM: Boulder Nordic Sport 26K Freestyle and Gear West 26K Classic awards
1:00 PM: 13K Freestyle and 13K Classic, 2K Para, and Youth awards
2:15 PM: 3K and 10K Skijor awards
Friday, January 17
6:00 PM: Pioneer Midwest High School Rennet
Skijoring Race Rules
If you are participating in a skijoring race, please review the skijoring race rules prior to the event.
There is no fee to park. Consider carpooling to help with congestion and reduce vehicle emissions.
Parking is very limited at Hyland Lake Park Reserve. Skiers are encouraged to arrive early, park in the Katun Corporation lot and shuttle to Hyland. Get directions to Katun Corporation. The shuttle runs every 10 minutes from 7:00 AM-2:30 PM. Note: The shuttle is not available for skijor racers.
Pre-race day packet pick-up is available at a location chosen by the racer during registration on the Wednesday evening and Thursday before the event. Race day packet pick-up at Hyland Lake Park Reserve is also available. Packet pick-up locations may not be changed.
Packets may be picked up at the following locations on Wednesday, Jan. 8, Noon-8 PM and Thursday, Jan. 9, 10 AM-8 PM:
2436 Larpenteur Ave W
Lauderdale, MN 55113
1786 Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake, MN 55356
415 County Rd 81
Osseo, MN 55369
Hyland Lake Visitor Center
10145 Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN 55438
Packets may be picked up at the following location on Wednesday, Jan. 8, Noon-6 PM and Thursday, Jan. 9, Noon-8 PM:
South Lake Cycle
344 Water St.
Excelsior, MN 55331
Zero Waste Event
Three Rivers is committed to lessening our impact on the environment by reducing the amount of waste generated at events. The goal of the TCO Ski Rennet is to have less than 1 ounce of trash per participant.
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