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The Pepsi Challenge Cup Cross Country Ski Race!

The 32nd Annual Pepsi Challenge Cup Race will be held February 27, 2016 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.
  • 2016 Pepsi Challenge Forecast Updated February 25, 2016 – Giants Ridge:

    Pepsi Challenge
    Giants Ridge, Biwabik, MN
    Saturday, February 27
    9 A.M. 48K/24K Classic
    9:30 A.M. 48K Skate, 9:40 A.M. 24K Skate
    Mass start
    24K lap

    Forecast/Conditions: Overnight low will be around 24, temperature at start will be around 26. Giants Ridge received about 4 inches of fresh snow that they have tilled into transformed snow.
    Conditions should set up to be perfect, firm and fast.
    For details check out Nick Maki's full Toko wax recommendation.

  • 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 2016 Registration:

    You can register online or download and print a Mail-in Registration Form or sent to you via email. Online Registration cut-off date is February 25, 2016

  • 2016 Course Maps February 2016