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RACE # 9 - The Great Hawk Chase - August 13

Race #9 "The Great Hawk Chase" - August 13

New Venue!

This year's Great Hawk Chase will be held at Spirit Mountain!    The folks at COGGS are teaming up with Rock Solid Trails of Copper Harbor, Michigan to build new singletrack at Spirit Mountain!    Expect a race course with variety like no other - brand new flow trail, old school ruggedness, grueling climbs, and speedy desents will all be found on this year's Great Hawk Chase!

This race will be a part of the third annual Kraus Anderson Bike Duluth Festival, with an entire weekend's worth of fun and festivities.     For festival info, please head over to


On Line Registration

On line registration ends on Thursday August 10th at 8:00 PM.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration begins 8:00 am Sunday morning, August 13th at Spirit Mountain!

Start Times, Distances, Fees

Class Start Time Distance # of Laps Pre - Registration Day of Registration
Kids Comp 9:00 AM 3 2 abbreviated laps $10 $15
Citizen 9:30 AM 6.5 1.75 $20 $30
Marathon Open 10:50 AM 4 hours $29 $35
Sport 11:00 AM 10 2.75 $25 $35
Kids Comp, Citizen Awards 11:15 AM
Kids Fun Race** 12:45 PM Free** Free**
Expert & Pro Men* 1:10 PM 17.25 4.75 $29 $35
Expert & Pro Women* 1:12 PM 13.5 3.75 $29 $35
Comp/SS Open/Fatbike Open 1:15 PM 13.5 3.75 $25 $35
Comp Age Groups 1:18 PM 13.5 3.75 $25 $35
All riders 18 and under - - $15 $20
Sport, Marathon Awards 1:30 PM
Comp/SS/Fatbike & Elite Group Awards 3:45 PM


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.


Pre-riding will be available the Saturday prior to the event after 2:00 PM.     Some sections of this race course will be used by other Bike Duluth festival events Saturday morning.   


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

Food and beverage will be available all day at the Grand Avenue Chalet at Spirit Mountain

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! 



Directions from the Twin Cities

Event will be based at the Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet.  

From the Twin Cities, take I35 North to Exit 246 (Midway Rd)

Turn Right on to Midway/Cty Hwy 3, and follow it 6.9 miles to Grand Ave.

Turn Left on Grand, and go 2 miles to Spirit Mountain (on your left).

Matt Johnsrud