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48th Annual North American Vasa Festival of Races (CANCELED)

Sat February 10 - Sun February 18 Traverse City, MI 49686 US Directions

NAV is canceled.

Due to the unfavorable weather forecast, concern for the safety of the competitors, the quality of the course, and the long-term viability of the North American Vasa, it is with great regret that we must cancel all races of the 48th Annual North American Vasa. The North American Vasa has adopted, as stated in registration, a no refund policy. This policy is to protect the non-profit organization's sustainability. However, due to the understandable disappointment of a canceled race, we are extending a short window of refunds by request. To request a refund, you must reply to today’s registration email by Sunday Feb 18th or log in to your account and press refund. All other registrations will be considered a donation. We appreciate your continued support and thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to the North American Vasa return in 2025. LET IT SNOW!

Here Are Your Options:

To process a refund, follow these steps.

-Sign In to RunSignUp
-Go to your Profile
-Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you would like to request a refund.
-Click the Request Refund menu item
-Follow the provided steps and continue

Once processed your refund will be applied back towards the original card that was used for your registration. This should post within 5 business days of the refund request. If you do not see this refund as being credited to your account within that time frame please contact

Thank you


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


4050 E. Hammond Road
Traverse City, MI US 49686




The North American Vasa Festival of Races is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. All races start and finish at Timber Ridge and traverse the wonderful Vasa Pathway and Vasa Singletrack.

The 48th annual North American Vasa is focused on safety and quality competition.  The 2024 schedule of events includes Freestyle and Classic ski races for all abilities and ages, and Fatbike and Snow Shoe races. 

Registration Update for 2024

Skiers will self select the wave/corral they would like to start in during the registration process. If you are a top level skier please place yourself in the Elite wave/corral. Please place yourself according to your ability while also respecting other skiers. For assistance in making a wave selection please click on the 'Wave Selection Help' link below. The VASA organization reserves the right to place a skier in a different wave/corral.

  • The Michigan Cup Challenge includes the George Kuhn Half Marathon 27k Freestyle Ski Race on Saturday and the Lombard Loppet 15k Classic on Sunday. This combo race awards the best all-round XC skiers! Register for both events at the same time to receive a $20 discount.

  • The Collegiate Challenge includes the Kortelopet 15k freestyle race on Saturday and the 15k Lombard Loppet Classic on Sunday. This challenge is open to college teams and individual collegiate skiers. Register for both events at the same time to receive a $20 discount. 



  • Opens Saturday October 14th
  • Closes Wednesday February 7th

Onsite registration is not available. 

Friday February 9th

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Packet Pick Up

Saturday February 10th

  • 8:00 am - Packet Pick Up
  • George Kuhn Half Marathon Freestyle 27K
  • Okerstrom Freestyle 15k
  • Short's Grand Fate Fatbike  35K
  • Short's-N-Fat 17K
  • JR Vasa & Adaptive Skiers
  • Awards Ceremony

Sunday February 11th 

  • 8:00 am - Packet Pick-up
  • Classic 27 K
  • Lombard Loppet Classic 15 K
  • Vasa Tour Freestyle/Classic 6 K
  • Vasasaurus Snow Shoe 6 K
  • Awards Ceremony



For more information on the North American Vasa please visit


Wave Selection Help

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Race Contact Info

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Registration fees are non-refundable. 


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