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The Pepsi Challenge Cup Cross Country Ski Race!

The 31st Annual Pepsi Challenge Cup Race will be held March 7, 2015 at Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort® in Biwabik. Giants Ridge has a world class reputation for its race trails and snow grooming. The Ridge has held the World Cup, Olympic Trials, National Collegiate Finals and U. S. National Championships. The Pepsi Challenge Cup is a 48K freestyle race on the world class Nordic Trail System. There are four companion races: Pepsi Challenge 48K Classic, Great River Energy Rush 24K Freestyle, Great River Energy Rush 24K Classic, and Giants Ridge 10K. There is a race to accommodate skiers at every level. The Pepsi Challenge Cup Race is part of the American Ski Marathon Series and serves as a Birkie Qualifier.
  • 2015 Pepsi Update March 3, 2015 – Giants Ridge:

    4” of Fresh Snow today. Course was rolled today and will be Pistenbully groomed on Thursday before the race. Weather report: approx. +15 degrees at race start with temps close to 30 degrees for the high. Looking forward to great racing!

    Rossignol Rep. Nick Maki will have a Rossignol Ski Demo Tent in front of The Lodge @ Giants Ridge on March 7th from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm. Stop in and take a pair of skis for a spin – Driver’s License required to demo.

    On-line registration for the Pepsi Challenge/Great River Energy Races ends on Thursday, March 5th, 2015. Complimentary lunch ticket per registered skier – any guest tickets must be purchased by March 5th - $10.00 fee.

  • 24K Race Sponsor

    Great River Energy is the race sponsor for the 24K freestyle and 24K classic races. The 24K races will be called the Great River Energy Rush races.

  • Pepsi Challenge 2015 Registration:

    You can register online or download and print a Mail-in Registration Form. Online Registration cut-off date is March 5, 2015

  • 2015 Course Maps February 25, 2015