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The Pepsi Challenge Cup Cross Country Ski Race!

The 31th 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, 24K Freestyle Great River Energy Rush, 24K Classic Great River Energy Rush, 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.
  • New Race Sponsor

    The Pepsi Challenge Race Committee is proud to announce Great River Energy as a named race sponsor for the 24K freestyle and 24K classic races. The 24K races will be called the Great River Energy Rush races.
    Welcome Great River Energy!

  • 2015 Pepsi Challenge Update

    Pepsi Challenge Update:
    Information will be updated soon. Check back in November for updates.

    Pepsi Challenge Cup event information that is currently on the website is subject to change. Please check back again for updated 2015 information.

  • 2014 Course Maps February 27, 2014