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Event Information

Welcome To Duluth, Minnesota

Our organizing committee, the City of Duluth, area communities and the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club welcomes you to Duluth, Minnesota.  

Race Headquarters

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 Grand Avenue Nordic Center: 8551 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN

Volunteer Opportunities 

Looking to volunteer at this awesome event?  By volunteering you will have the best seat in the house.  Volunteer duties include timing, chip and race bib distribution, course monitoring and athlete tracking.  All volunteer duties are outside. Volunteer duties start on Friday, December 3rd.  Click HERE to sign up for a spot!

Training Access

The Grand Avenue Nordic Center will be open Tuesday, November 29th through December 2nd for training.  All or part of the race courses will be available each day.  Courses will not be marked.   Our crew will be working right up to Thursday evening to ensure the conditions are top notch.  Please respect the closed sections and thank your snowmakers and groomers. 

Daily passes are available online and a payment box (cash only) is located on the information kiosk. Online: Spirit Mountain Nordic - Day Pass

Course Inspection

Friday, December 3rd

Time: 9AM to 5:00PM

Courses are open for skiing and inspection on Friday, December 3rd.  Both the Sprint Course and Distance Course will be marked. 

 

The course can be skied after 5:00PM, the course is not lit and a headlamp is advise.  Some of the marking will be removed at 5PM to allow for grooming machines to do their magic overnight.  Thanks for understanding. 

Team Captain Meetings

5:30pm Friday, December 4th -  Zoom

5:30pm Saturday, December 5th - Zoom

Coaches and support staff, please email meeting request to siirimorse@northxc.com

Bib Pick-up

Saturday and Sunday 8AM to 3:00PM outside Grand Avenue Chalet.

More information on bib pick up, warm-up and racer access to trails will be posted soon. 

Wax Facility 

  • A designated outside wax area with power will be provided.  The wax area will be located adjacent to the ski trails and be easy access for both coaches and skiers.   

  • No waxing will be allowed inside the Grand Avenue Chalet. Teams should be prepared to supply their own pop up tent or service vehicle/trailer, irons, tables, forms and extension cords to accommodate their waxing needs.   

  • Power will be provided.  Power will be available starting on Thursday, afternoon.  Extension cords highly recommended.   

  • Tents, trailers and service vehicles can be left in the wax area over night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

  • No indoor space will be provided.  

  • Elite, Collegiate, Junior teams and self supported individuals please reserve a spot by Tuesday, November 30th.  This will help us understand how much space we will need for the wax area.  Remaining space will be first come first serve basis.  Contact Siiri Morse at siirimorse@northxc.com

  • Please note – per FIS and US Ski and Snowboard regulations, fluorocarbon waxes are allowed at the Duluth SuperTour

Spectators and Parking

The Grand Avenue Nordic Center offers a multiple viewing sites of the race course and stadium.  Designated spectator areas are located along the stadium and around the Grand Avenue Chalet.  Only athletes, coaches and support staff will be allowed on the course due to low snow and the high number of estimated spectators.   The event will be live streamed. 

 

The current parking available at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center exceeds 100 cars. Addition parking is available across Grand Avenue in a newly developed area.  Buses also run regularly to the Grand Avenue Chalet, check out the route here: West 1-2-3 

 

The Grand Avenue chalet will be open with social distance restrictions in place and mask requirements.  The Riverside Grill will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Porto Potties will be supplied outside the chalet. 

Sponsorships

Thank you local Sponsors!

Be sure to check out all of our AMAZING SPONSORS and thank them for helping support the wonderful sport of nordic skiing here in the midwest!

 

All donations are to the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club which is a charity recognized by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3).  

Duluth SuperTour Sponsorship Form

Race Organizing Committee

OC Chair - Siiri Morse - siirimorse@northxc.com

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

Chief of Timing - Dave Johnson

Chief of Course - Bryan Cook  bryancookxc@gmail.com

Chief of Control -  Nikolai Anikin

Chief of Stadium -  Craig Brown

Race Secretary - Patti Harvieux

Head Groomer - Erik Blow and Larry Mishkar

Communications/Media - Jordan Woods woodscreekproductions@gmail.com

TD - Matt Laue

TD - Michael Bono

COVID Mitigation Measures

  • Temporary restrooms will be available outside the Grand Avenue Nordic Center.  The porto potties will be cleaned and serviced daily.  

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

  • Access to Grand Avenue Nordic Center will be open.  Masks will be required inside Grand Chalet.  Racers must be prepared to stage out of their vehicles.

  • Races will be live streamed by CXC and will have live announcements. 

  • No community wax tent provided.  Power and space to set up team or personal tent provided.

  • All participants (racers, coaches, technicians, volunteers, officials) must respect physical distancing guidelines.

  • Respect distancing guidelines in the start pen.

  • Bottles of water will be available at the end of each race.  No other food or drink will be provided.

Personal Health and Community Reminders

  • Follow 6’ physical distancing and all state face covering guidelines.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer.

  • Follow state physical distancing guidelines. 

  • Stay home and not attend any CXC race or event if you have been sick in the past 14 days.

  • Stay home you have been exposed to someone who is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • At the venue, wear a face covering over nose and mouth when not exercising or racing.

  • Keep my clothing and belongings clean/sanitized, and not share any personal items with others.

  • Practice safe physical distancing when participating in the community outside of skiing this season.

  • Monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19 and report to a medical professional if you have experience fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms related to COVID-19.

  • Promptly report any known or potential exposures to COVID-19 to your coach and participate fully and honestly in contact tracing to determine whom may have potentially exposed to COVID-19.

  • Follow the instructions of medical professionals, which may include being tested for COVID-19 and self-quarantining while test results are pending, and/or being evaluated. Self-isolate in accordance with CDC health guidelines if tested positive for COVID-19.

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