twin cities orthopedics ski rennet

January 18–19, 2019

10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438

Twin Cities Orthopedics Ski Rennet features two days of racing on world-class trails with challenging climbs and scenic views of Hyland Lake Park Reserve. An all-day party with free activities for all ages includes music, fat bike and cross-country ski demos, a sponsor village with food, and more. 5K of guaranteed, man-made snow ensures this race is held in almost any condition.

Course options include: 26K Freestyle (part of the CXC Marathon Cup), 26K Classic, 10K Freestyle, 10K Classic, 2K Para Nordic Cup, High School 5K, Junior Races, 3K and 10K Skijor Races, and a 10K Skijor Pulk Race.

Efforts have been made to bring all aspects of skiing into this event through partnerships with Twin Cities Orthopedics, Minnesota Youth Ski League, Skijor USA, and many sponsors that bring a competitive, fun race at an affordable price.

Interested in fat bike races? Check out the QBP Fat Bike Rennet later in the day.

Registration opens on July 11. Races are held rain, snow or shine. There are no refunds for any reason, including event cancellation. There is a $20 fee for transferring to another race. 

Fees, schedule, directions, parking, packet pick-up, and course information.

Many volunteers are needed for this race. One-time helpers are welcome.

Three Rivers takes steps to make the Signature Races safe and sustainable to the environment.

2018 Video Highlights

What you get

All Racers

  • Chip-timed results.
  • Limited-edition Ski Rennet item.
  • Family-friendly entertainment including music, fat bike and cross-country ski demos, and more.
  • Food and beverages.

Top Three Overall Men's and Women's Finishers

New this year: As part of the CXC Marathon Cup, purses are given to the top three overall men's and women's finishers in the 26K Freestyle.

  • 1st: $250
  • 2nd: $150
  • 3rd: $100

Top Three Age Category Finishers

Awards are given to the top three age category finishers in the following races:

  • 26K Classic
  • 26K Freestyle
  • 10K Classic
  • 10K Freestyle

Top Three Men's and Women's Overall Elite Winners

Awards are given to the top three men’s and women’s overall elite winners in the following races:

  • 10K Skijor
  • 3K Skijor

Race Village

Visit the race village to mingle with event sponsors, sign up for raffle prizes, partake in free fat bike and ski demos, and cheer on participants. Concessions will be available for purchase within the Hyland Lake Visitor Center. All are welcome!

See the race village map.


signature races

Oct. 13 | Elm Creek
From hard-core distance runners to casual walkers, this annual event offers a 10K, 5K & 1K—something for everyone.

Jan. 18–19 | Hyland
The Twin Cities Orthopedics Ski Rennet, presented by L.L. Bean, features two days of racing on world-class trails with challenging climbs and scenic views of Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Jan. 19 | Hyland
This race offers the unique opportunity for fat bikers to ride on the world-class cross-country ski trails in Hyland Lake Park Reserve.