Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.

Essex Loopy Loppet 5.8 km Ski Race 

10:00 AM - Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Essex Park, Rochester, MN

2020 Overall Results 

2020 Lap Times

Freestyle/Skate or Classic Style

Essex Park, 5455 W. River Parkway NW

Registration 9-9:45AM  - in Essex little Red Barn. 

Free for RASC/RNST members.  ……all donations gratefully accepted and go to maintenance of RASC ski trails in Essex and Quarry Hill


Not a RASC member - $10 Introductory offer to join RASC !

Hot cocoa & cookies afterward

Race Start 10AM – by main Pavilion off the parking lot
          Starting & Finishing line + water at tables in Pavilion

ONE 5.8K LOOP ROUTE – course will be marked at turns (orange spray paint)

              *and* Course Monitors will be at key points

Skiers can choose to do two loops (11.6K) – designate at signing up (default 1 loop). Race determined by finish time of 1 st lap.

Mass Start – self seeded (we’ll help place you.. Plenty of space to spread out)

If you are interested in participating, please register below to help us better plan the event/

All donations go to RASC/RNST trail grooming … No Prizes

  Ski for Fun.      Ski for Pride.     Ski with Respect

The race will follow the trail system counterclockwise around the park. In order to make the course more manageable, it excludes the very steep descent on the west side and the technical section through the woods west of the start area. 

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