The Sleeping Giant Loppet takes place Saturday March 5, 2016
Whether you are an avid cross-country skier or just looking for a taste of Nordic culture, you will want to come to Thunder Bay and be part of this popular mass participation ski festival. This year could be the year that Loppet breaks the 1000 entry mark with skiers expected from Manitoba, Wisconsin, Minnesota and communities across Northwestern Ontario.
Peter Gallagher introduced the Loppet’s newest event a 50km Skiathlon that caters to those participants who can’t decide if they want to skate or classic ski. “You Classic the first 22km to Checkpoint 3, where your skate equipment will be waiting and after a quick change of boots and skis, skate the remaining 28km to the finish.” explained Gallagher. Loppet committee members also highlighted a new offering of cash prizes for the 50km free 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, as well as a grand-prize attendance draw for a one-year lease of a Nissan Rogue-all courtesy of Halfway Motors Nissan. Organizers want to assure all participants that they will be receiving on of the popular chocolate finishers medals, courtesy of Nordmin engineering. The event wrapped up with expert groomer, Peter Crooks assuring attendees that the Loppet trails would be in world-class conditions for the 39th edition of the Sleeping Giant Loppet.
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