Trail Loppet Half-Marathon:
13.1 miles on the trails and paths of Theodore Wirth Park. About 80% of the run is on dirt trails through the woods.
Trail Loppet 5K:
5 kilometer (3.1 mile) course. Starts 30 minutes after the Half Marathon, finishes adjacent to the Wirth Picnic Pavilion, wooded and hilly course.
Hoigaard's Nordic Walk:
This is an opportunity to explore the trails of Theodore Wirth Park without all the competition. The Nordic Walk is a non-competitive, un-timed walk or jog. Nordic walkers complete the same course as the Half-Marathon participants (13.1 miles, mostly on dirt or grass trails) but there will be a 10 kilometer (6.1 miles) cutoff as well. Nordic walking poles are encouraged but not required (a limited number of loaner poles will be available). All Nordic Walk participants receive a commemorative Trail Loppet t-shirt. The Nordic Walk starts at 8 a.m., one hour before the Half Marathon. Completely supported with aid stations and course marking along the way.
Loppet Run Club:
The Twin Cities first trail running based fitness club. The Training Group is geared toward preparing for 10-15 mile fall races, like the Trail Loppet Half-Marathon. Explore the trails of Theodore Wirth Park: more interesting and easier on the body than running on pavement. Training tips from experienced and knowledgeable leaders. No more long, lonely runs Train with a team. July 12th, 2010 through September 18, 2010 Meets Monday Evenings at 6:30 and Saturdays at 8 a.m.
The City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that runs events, develops trails and works with Minneapolis youth on skiing and other outdoor activities like mountain biking, paddling and trail running. Support the Foundation by becoming a member. There are several levels of membership: basic (voting rights, discounts and newsletters), premium (voting rights, discounts, photo rights, discount stone grind and thermo-bag treatment, and newsletters) and business. (See www.loppet.org for more information).