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RACE # 7 - The Great Hawk Chase - August 14

Race #9 "The Great Hawk Chase" - August 14, 2016

New Venue!

This year's Great Hawk Chase will be held at Spirit Mountain's NEW XC Course!

Part of the HUGE KA Duluth Bike Festival Sunday's race will cap off a weekend of bike mania.  More information to come soon!


Middle School, High School Students race Citizen class free!

*This is a High School Race for free race.  Open to 7th -12th graders.  NO ONLINE REGISTRATION for these kids.  Simply show up for the race and register on the day of.  You will get a race plate and race in the CITIZEN class. at 9:30AM start time.  There is a special wave for all of these riders.  Please be at the venue by 8:30 to register for this race.  

On Line Registration

On line registration ends on Thursday August 11 at 8:00 PM.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration begins 8:00 am Sunday morning, August 14th at Spirit Mountain!

Start Times, Distances, Fees

Class Start Time Distance # of Laps Pre - Registration Day of Registration
Kids Comp 9:00 AM 4.5 miles 1 $10 $15
Citizen 9:30 AM 10.4 miles 2 $20 $30
Marathon Open 10:50 AM 4 hours $29 $35
Sport 11:00 AM 15.6 miles 3 $25 $35
Kids Comp, Citizen Awards 11:15 AM
Kids Fun Race** 12:45 PM Free** Free**
Expert & Pro Men* 1:10 PM 26 miles 5 $29 $35
Expert & Pro Women* 1:12 PM 20.8 miles 4 $29 $35
Comp/SS Open/Fatbike Open 1:15 PM 20.8 miles 4 $25 $35
Comp Age Groups 1:18 PM 20.8 miles 4 $25 $35
All riders 18 and under - - $15 $20
Sport, Marathon Awards 1:30 PM
Comp/SS/Fatbike & Elite Group Awards 3:45 PM

1) **Must Register


Minnesota Series Kids Fun Race

The Minnesota Series Kids Fun Race is designed to give younger children an opportunity to compete like their parents in a positive and fun environment. The Race is free to children ages 3 to 12.  Parents can run or ride alongside with the kids, providing motivational and physical support.

Race starts at 12:45 pm. Helmets required. Register on-site only by 12:30 pm.




CASH PRIZES for top Elites, so start shaving those precious ounces now!

Prizes will be provided for 1st - 3rd place in each age class for Kids Comp, Citizen, Sport, Comp, Expert, & Pro classes. See the MNSCS Guidelines for payout details.     

AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZES provided by local sponsors and series sponsors alike!

General Information

Concessions and sweet and juicy 'Great Hawk Chase' t-shirts will be sold by COGGS volunteers on the day of the race.

Bring your towels and swimming suits because Lester Park is surrounded by two rivers with great swimming holes and places for the kids to play in the water. Clean off, cool down after a hard race and maybe catch a crawdad!

Portable toilets will be available onsite. Camping is available at Spirit MountainIndian Point Campground, The Buffalo House, or any other place you can find to pitch a tent, get your reservations early! ***Camping is not permitted in Lester Park***



Directions from the Twin Cities

From the Twin Cities: Take I-35 N to Exit 259, London Road. Travel north (right) on London Rd to 60th Ave E. Turn left on 60th Ave E and take a right on Superior St. 

PARKING: The main parking is on Lester River Rd (just down on the left).

If the parking lot is full you can park along one side of Lester River Rd. There is also parking on the opposite (west) side of the park, Occidental Blvd.

Superior St. is busy, but you can park there if you can find an open spot. The side streets that feed into Occidental are also fair game.

Matt Johnsrud