Race Details

The Ski Rennet features a full day of racing for the experienced skier and first-time racer. Distances* and divisions include:

  • Gear West 26K and Pioneer Midwest 12K Skate
  • Pioneer Midwest 26K and Finn Sisu 12K Classic
  • Gear West 5K Fun Ski
  • 2K Para Nordic Cup
  • Finn Sisu Youth Rennet (partnered with the MYSL)
  • 10K and 3K Skijor

*Distances are subject to snow conditions and may change.

Race Fees

  July-Nov. 7 Nov. 8-Jan, 16 Jan. 17-27 Race Day
26K Skate $50 $60 $75 $90
26K Classic $50 $60 $75 $90
13K Classic $30 $40 $55 $65
13K Skate $30 $40 $55 $65
5K Fun Ski $20 $20 $30 $40
2K Para Nordic Cup $10 $10 $10 $10
Youth Rennet $10 $10 $10 $15
10K Skijor $20 $25 $30 $40
3K Skijor $20 $25 $30 $40

A $10 transfer fee will be applied for race changes made after January 16.

Swag and Awards


All registrants receive a custom Rennet beanie and buff. All finishers receive Rennet ski ties.


  • 26K Skate cash awards — Top three male and female: $200/$150/$100
  • 26K Skate age group awards — Top three male and female: U39, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • 26K Classic — Top three overall male and female
  • 12K Classic and Skate — Top three overall male and female
  • 10K and 3K Skijor — Top three overall male and female

Schedule of Events

7:30 AM:  Race Village, registration and packet pickup open

8:30 AM:  Pioneer Midwest 26K Classic Start

8:45 AM:  Gear West 26K Skate Start

11:00 AM:  Finn Sisu 12K Classic Start

11:15 AM:  Pioneer Midwest 12K Skate Start

12:00 PM:  Gear West 5K Fun Ski Start

12:50 PM: 2K Para Nordic Cup

1:00 PM:  Finn Sisu Youth Rennet Start

2:00 PM:  10K Skijor Start

2:30 PM:  3K Skijor Start

4:00 PM: 10k Fat Bike Start

5:00 PM:  25K Illuminated Fat Bike Start

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

Course Information

The 26K, 12K and 5K all start in from the Midsummer Staging Area and are loop courses finishing near the Hyland Visitor Center. All three races will pass through the visitor center area near Race Village, making it an ideal spectating area.  Depending on snow conditions, the 26K and 12K races will have multiple laps.

The Youth Rennet, 2K Para Nordic Cup and Skijor races start and finish near the Hyland Visitor Center and are loop courses.

Pending snow conditions, all races will be a combination of natural and manufactured snow. In the event of insufficient snow, the courses may be modified, which may impact the 26K and 12K distances.

Course Maps

2022 course maps are coming soon!

Water Stops

The Ski Rennet is going cupless on the course! The 26K and 12K courses will have two water stops with foot-pedal operated, touchless filling stations. ALL skiers should plan to bring and carry their own vessel for water while on course.

Bag Drop

We are in the process of evaluating bag drop. Check back for updates as we get closer to race day.


Timing ankle straps will be used for the 26K, 12K and Skijor races. All racers in these distances will pick up the straps near the Start Area prior to the start of your race. The straps are reusable and will be collected in the finish line area. It is your responsibility to return your strap to the collection station. All missing or unreturned straps will carry a $150 charge for their replacement.

Packet Pick-up

When registering, choose one of three store locations to pick up your race packets before race day. The registration deadline for choose a location for pre-race packet pickup is Sunday, January 16. Packets for those who register after January 16 will be picked up on race day in the Registration Tent in Race Village. Out-of-town registrants can choose a store location and have a friend or family member pick up their race packet, or pick up their packet on race day.

Finn Sisu
2436 Larpenteur Ave W
Lauderdale, MN 55113

Gear West
1786 Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake, MN 55356

Pioneer Midwest
415 County Rd 81
Osseo, MN 55369

Lodging, Directions and Parking

Host Hotel

The Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel is the official hotel of Ski and Fat Bike Rennet. Special group booking rates are available January 28–30 for Rennet participants and their families. Check availability and book your room by January 14!

Parking and Directions

Information will be available closer to race day and will also be included in the pre-race email sent approximately one week before race day.

Race Village

Enjoy music, beverages, food (including warm broth) and fun in the Ski and Fat Bike Rennet Race Village! More details coming soon.

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