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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.
  • 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 Update:

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

  • 2014 Course Maps February 27, 2014

      The course maps will be updated in February 2015. In the meantime, 2014 Pepsi Challenge 10K, 48K, Great River Energy Rush 24K and Stadium maps are available below.
    • 2014 Stadium Map The races will start and finish in the stadium at Giants Ridge.
    • 2014 Pepsi Challenge 10K Map The 10K race will again be run as two laps around a 5K loop.
    • 2014 Pepsi Challenge 48K - Great River Energy Rush 24K Map The Great River Energy Rush 24K race will be one lap around a 24K loop, with the Pepsi Challenge 48K race taking two laps around the loop.