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SuperTour Finals and Spring Nationals

Event Information:

Welcome to Duluth and Spirit Mountain Nordic Center, the host site for the SuperTour Finals on March 20th -- 26th.  The Spirit Mountain Nordic Center is located at the base of Spirit Mountain in Duluth, MN.  The club host of the SuperTour Finals and Spring Nationals is the Duluth Nordic Ski Club (DXC).   We are excited to welcome clubs and athletes from across the United States.

Race Headquarters and Race Location:

Race headquarters will be located in the Grand Avenue Chalet; 8551 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN

Hours of the race headquarters: Friday - Sunday 8AM - 4PM daily

All races are held at Spirit Mountain Nordic Center: 8551 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN

Event Schedule:

March 21st: Classic Individual Start 10km - SuperTour Final

March 23rd: Classic Sprint - National Championship

March 24th: Freestyle Team - National Championship

March 26th: Freestyle 40km - National Championship

Waxing and Athlete Support Facilities:

DXC is offering two option for team waxing at the race venue

 

  1. Rent A Portable Wax Trailer

We have portable wax trailers available to rent on a first come first served reservation.  Trailers include power outlets.  Garbage removal is your responsibility.  There will be dumpsters located on the edge of the parking area.  Trailers will be accessible starting Tuesday, March 19th through Wednesday March 27th, 2024.  Rentals must be reserved February 20th. Rental costs:

2.  Self- Provided Wax Trailers and Tents

Teams that bring their own trailers or tents will be provided outdoor power hookups. Trailers, box trucks and tents can arrive on Tuesday, March 19th.  Make your reservation for a spot by February 20th.  Plug in costs:

  • A designated wax area will be provided.  The wax area will be located adjacent to the ski trails.   

  • No waxing will be allowed inside the Grand Avenue Chalet.

  • Teams should be prepared to supply their irons, tables, forms and extension cords to accommodate their waxing needs.     

  • Tents, trailers and service vehicles can be left in the wax area over night. A security guard will be onsite. 

Seeding, Starts, Results:

 

SuperTour Final:

The Classic individual start on Thursday, March 21st is not a National Championship race, but it is a SuperTour Final race.

  • Registration fee: $45

  • Prize money awarded only to those with a current FIS license, listed as active on the FIS website and appearing on the current FIS International Ranking list. 

  • Awards and flower ceremony will be held after the completion of the event.

  • Prize money:

    1st - $750

    2nd - $500    

    3rd - $250

    4th - $200

    5th - $150

    6th - $100

National Championships:

Registration fees:

  • 1st Race - 

  • 2nd Race - 

  • 3rd Race - 

 

Prize Money - National Championship:

The prize payouts for U.S Cross Country National Championship Races

First Place $1200

Second Place $600

Third Place $300

Awards:

  • A flower ceremony and awards for the SuperTour race (Thursday, March 21st) will take place at the conclusion of the event.  Athletes must be present after the awards to receive their prize money.

  • Awards for National Championship and SuperTour

  • overall results (Saturday - March 23 and Sunday - March 24th) will take place at the award ceremony on Sunday night.  The final National awards will be given on Tuesday, March 26th after completion of event. 

  • If a foreign competitor resides in the top three, two flower ceremonies will take place:

    • A ceremony with foreign competitors, collection prize money and acknowledging place.

    • A ceremony with only the U.S. citizens acknowledging the top three winners of the U.S. Championships event. 

Athletic Training:

Race organizers will have a Certified Athletic Trainer on site during race days.    Emergency equipment will be available every day in the Ski Patrol office located in the basement of the Grand Avenue Chalet.  Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol and EMS officers will be on - site for all race days and practice days. 

Memberships:

All U.S. resident competitors and coaches in the SuperTour and National Championship events must have valid U.S. Ski & Snowboard licenses, including foreign-born athletes competing for U.S. colleges. Canadian and other athletes and coaching living outside the United States need only valid FIS licenses. This requirement is the responsibility of the athlete. Membership requirements, including background checks and SafeSport training, take time and participants should not register before completing these steps and validating their membership.

Coaches Bib:

All coaches should have a US Ski and Snowboard 23/24 coaches bib.  The bib is required for access on the race course.

International coaches will be issued a bib for course access.  

 

Trailhead Rules, Spectators and Parking:

The Spirit Mountain Nordic Center and Grand Avenue Chalet offers great viewing of the race course and stadium.  The current parking available at the Spirit Mountain Nordic Center is about 100 cars.  Limited parking is available across the street from the Spirit Mountain Nordic Center.  No parking is allowed on Grand Avenue.  Parking is also available on the streets of Grand Avenue; 83rd, 84th and 85th Avenue West.  Be cool and ride the bus, Route 2.  Please plan on parking being tight and share a ride if possible. 

 

The Grand Avenue Chalet is handicapped accessible and will be open all day. Restaurant will open at 11AM. Restrooms available inside the chalet and multiple porto potties outside. 

Dogs are not allowed at the trailhead nor at the venue.

 

Spectating is only allowed in spectator areas. 

 

Area Lodging Information:

If you are planning to stay in Duluth broaden your search to Hermantown, Proctor, Cloquet and Superior, WI.  There are a number of new hotels in Hermantown or as we call it “up on the hill”.  Drive time from most hotels to race start is under 10 minutes.  

Volunteer:

Come join the fun and have the best seat in the house.  Volunteers make this race series happen.

 

Race Organization/Competition Committee & Technical Delegate:

OC Chair - Siiri Morse - siirimorse@northxc.com

Chief of Competition - Gary Larson - glhome64@gmail.com

TD - 

Chief of Timing - 

Chief of Course -  

Chief of Control -  

Chief of Stadium -  

Race Secretary - 

Head Groomer - 

Communications/Media - Jordan Woods

Medical Coordinator: Dr. David Hutchinson

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