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Race #3 - Mount Wirth Loppet - June 23, 2019

Theodore Wirth Race

Theodore Wirth - Sunday, June 23th 2019

Online registration is now closed. Race day registration available on-site in The Trailhead starting at 8:00am

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Race Description

Due to trails conditions, the new 45 North trails will not be available this weekend. Note the new lap and race distances.

This race will be on the Loppet trails system based around the new Trailhead building. It will include Area 36 and Conundrum. Due to the fragile nature of the new 45 North trail it will not be used for this race.

This year laps will be 4.5 miles long with over 470ft of climbing per lap! The course has some flowy singletrack but lots of sweet tight twisty fun mixed in...including some swoopy berms and jumps in there.   There are a number of switchback climbs, open areas with passing lanes on ski trails, and tight single track in wooded areas.

To be clear, this course will not be on the MORC/MOCA trail system. Please check out the Loppet Foundation www.loppet.org and all the great events and programs they offer.

General Information

The race address is: 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Race day registration opens at 8:00 AM.

The Trailhead building will be used for registration, food, results posting, etc.  The Trailhead's cafe, Cajun Twist, has big selection of food, beverage and beer. The course is great for spectating, and the start/finish is right in front of the Trailhead patio.  It’s a great place to hang out for spectating and socializing after your race.  There will be a kids skill course that little ones can ride while the events are going on.

With limited parking, racers should ride or carpool to the event. Parking is available at The Trailhead building, with additional parking at the Wirth Chalet. If those two lots fill please park in the neighborhoods nearby and bike in.

Course Information

This race will be on the Loppet trails system based around the new Trailhead building. It will include Area 36 and Conundrum. Due to the fragile nature of the new 45 North trail it will not be used for this race.  Total loop length will be 4.5 miles long with over 470ft of climbing. Kids Comp will be slightly abbreviated. The orange connector trail through the golf course is only used on race day (not available for pre-ride).  Connecting the two trail segments during pre-riding MUST be done via the paved bike path along the parkway. The course will be available for pre-ride Thursday and Friday after 4 and Saturday after 3:30 pm. Enter the Area 36 trail just to the left of The Trailhead and Conundrum just east of the Chalet parking lot and near Bassett Creek.  

2019 Mount Wirth Loppet Course Map

Parking/Drop Off

Parking will be available in in the parking lot across the street from the new Trailhead building (1221 Theo Wirth Pkwy), and in the existing Theodore Wirth Golf Course parking lot (~200 yards north on Theo Wirth Pkwy). On-street parking will also be available in the neighborhoods to the east of the existing Theodore Wirth Golf Course Chalet (1301 Theo Wirth Pkwy) off of Plymouth Ave North.

Awards and Prizes

Top three Men’s and Women’s riders in each race receive prizes from our amazing race sponsors. Medals are awarded to the top three in each age group for all classes. See the MNMBS Guidelines for payout details.     

Wave Start Times, Distances, Fees

Class Start Time Distance # of Laps Pre - Registration Day of Registration
Kids Comp 9:00 AM 3 miles 1 $13 $18
Citizen 9:30 AM 9 miles 2 $24 $34
-- Wave 1 (Men 39 & Under) 9:30 AM
-- Wave 2 (Men 40 & Over, Clydesdale) 9:32 AM
-- Wave 3 (All Age Group Women) 9:34 AM
Marathon Open 10:50 AM 4 hours (2:50pm cut off time) $33 $44
Gear West Sport Class 11:00 AM 13.5 miles 3 $29 $40
-- Wave 1 (Men 29 & Under) 11:00 AM
-- Wave 2 (Men 30 - 49) 11:02 AM
-- Wave 3 (Men 50 & Over, Clydesdale) 11:04 AM
-- Wave 4 (All Women Age Groups) 11:06 AM
Kids Comp & Citizen Awards 11:15 AM
Kids Fun Race** 12:45 PM 1/2 mile 1 Free** Free**
Wolf Tooth/Otso Elite Class - Expert & Pro Men* 1:10 PM 22.5 miles 5 $33 $44
Wolf Tooth/Otso Elite Class - Expert & Pro Women* 1:12 PM 18 miles 4 $33 $44
Comp Class - SS/Fatbike/Age Groups 1:20 PM 18 miles 4 $29 $40
Comp Class fees for all riders 18 and under $18 $24
-- Wave 1 (Men 18 & Under, SS, Fatbike) 1:20 PM
-- Wave 2 (Men 19 - 39) 1:22 PM
-- Wave 3 (Men 40 & Over) 1:24 PM
Sport Awards 1:45 PM
Comp, Marathon & Elite Awards 3:45 PM

Schedule Subject to Change

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Weather

In the event of a race postponement or implementation of the rain date, please refer to the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series weather policy.

Volunteering

Volunteers are needed: registration, aid station, family activities, lap sweeping and more.  Click here to view available volunteer shifts and to sign up online.