** UPDATE AS OF 12/28/2023 - Taking the advice of our Ramsey County staff, and given the current trail conditions with the added uncertainty of proper weather conditions for snow making, we do have to cancel our event. The Hiihto will be RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 3, 2024. Same race format applies, and this event will still start at 11am. For those who have already signed up, you will be sent an email asking you to confirm whether or not you would like to receive a refund in the form of a check, or if you would like your registration applied to the March 3rd race date. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Think snow!! **
Kick-start the new year with the return of Finn Sisu's Hiihto Relay Race at Battle Creek!
Your team of two (yourself and one partner) will alternate laps on the Battle Creek man-made loop, skiing 2 laps each for a total of four laps. This is a freestyle race. The race totals roughly 10 km, with each of you skiing 5 km. The race starts promptly at 11 am, with the course closing at 10:50 am, and bib pick up ending at 10:45 am. We would love for this to be a large community gathering so we are calling on skiers of all ability levels to come out and have FUN as we ring in the New Year and the second year of snow making at BC. For this event we have a max capacity of 200 individuals, or 100 relay teams. So, sign up early to confirm your spot! We ask you to come up with a creative team name for the race which you will submit during the registration process. There will be Finn Sisu raffle prizes, warm drinks, and a post race snack available only for participants. We cannot wait to see you there!
**You and your race partner will both need to register individually, but under the same team name.**
When: January 1st 2024, 11 am
Bib pick up: Race day outside the Recreation Center at BC. Bib pick up is available 9:45am-10:45am. Look for the blue Finn Sisu tent!
Race Distance: 10 km total – 5 km individual distance. Teams of 2 people only!
*The course will NOT be closed during this event. Please be courteous to all trail users. You will need a Ramsey County Parks ski pass to be on the course.*
The course will start in the stadium and follow the marked man-made loop from there (red line). Each lap will be approximately 2.5 km. Skiers will individually ski a total of 5 km, and as a team they will ski 10 km. The course will not be using the “A” climb.