Skip to main content


Fri August 20 - Thu March 10 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US Directions


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55422


LNR TOAST (Twenties on a Ski Team) was created to introduce young adult, intermediate to advanced, cross-country skiers in the Twin Cities to one another by providing training opportunities with the goal of racing at larger citizen events, such as the City of Lakes Loppet and the American Birkebeiner. The group also has weekly post-training social gatherings to foster friendships and a sense of team camaraderie.

This is primarily a training/fitness group. This is NOT a suitable program for beginners. Those looking to learn how to ski or advance their ski skills should check out the Group or Private ski lessons for brand new skiers, Loppet Ski Club for beginner and/or recreational skiers, or Loppet Nordic Racing Adult programs for beginner racers to advanced racers. This group will make you a better skier by focusing on improving your overall aerobic fitness and ski specific strength, while the other groups mentioned above will make you a better skier by focusing on improving your ski technique.


The group is open ONLY to cross-country skiers ages 21 – 29 years old.
Individuals must be confident with skate/classic cross-country ski technique and be ready to work hard and have fun at all practices. It is recommended that all participants have a familiarity with or background in nordic ski racing and/or ski team experience in some sense (i.e. High School Team, Community Club Team, College NCAA Team, College Club Team, completed multiple Citizen’s races, etc.).

A Note About the Data We Collect

Proceeds from the Loppet Nordic Racing Programs benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.



The focus of training will be ski specific overall, but may also include running, biking, bounding, pole-hiking, and/or rollerskiing.

All participants are expected to support the greater Loppet community through volunteering (Trail projects, Loppet events, or youth programs) when available throughout the season.


The program runs year-round and meets at the following dates and times:

2021 – 2022 Fall/Winter Session
  • Tuesday Strength: September 21st – November 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm.
  • Thursday Dryland: September 23rd – November 25th, 6:00pm-8:00pm.
  • Tuesday Skiing: December 7th – February 15, 6:30pm-8:00pm.



The program’s home base will be The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis. Other locations are subject to be added.

All strength sessions will occur at The Trailhead.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.