Michigan Tech Hosts Pre-US Nationals CXC Cup

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December 21-22, 2019
Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center - Houghton, Michigan

Saturday, December 21 - Freestyle Sprint
Sunday, December 22 - 5k/10k Classic Mass Start

CXC Cup Volunteer Information Form

Cross country skier at start line

About the Races

The Michigan Tech CXC Cup races are Junior National qualifiers (JNQ) for both the Midwest Division and the Great Lakes Division. In addition to the JNQ, Michigan Tech will host a race for alumni and friends upon completion of the JNQ race on Sunday.

  • Races both days open to any skier age U12 and up.
  • To gain entry into Central Cross Country Skiing sanctioned events - including the CXC Youth Cup and CXC Junior Cup - and be eligible to score points on the regional or national ranking lists, you will need a competitor-type membership. Details are on the Central Cross Country (CXC) website. Those in age groups U16 and older will need a Cross Country Competitor membership in order to score points on the USSA national ranking list.


Registration is now open at the CXC website:


Start lists will be posted at www.superiortiming.com

Friday, December 20, 2019



9:30 am Racecourse marked and groomed
5:30 pm Coaches meeting - Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (Saturday bibs will be distributed)

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - Freestyle Sprint

Time Event
7:30 am Grooming completed and course open
8:00 am Race secretary office open (bib pick-up available)
8:55 am Course Closed
9:00 am U16 Boys and Girls qualifiers (1.3 km course)
9:25 am U18/U20/collegiate/senior/master qualifier - men and women (1.3km course)
10:35 am U16 Boys - Semifinals
10:50 am U16 Girls - Semifinals
11:10 am U16 Boys Finals
11:20 am U16 Girls Finals
11:35 am Senior Men's Quarterfinals (top 30 qualifiers U18 and older)
12:05 pm Senior Women's Quarterfinals (top 30 qualifiers U18 and older)
12:35 pm Senior Men's and Women's Semifinals
1:00 pm Men's and Women's Finals
1:15 pm Junior Men's Quarterfinals (U18/U20)
1:45 pm Junior Women's Quarterfinals (U18/U20)
2:15 pm Junor Men's and Womens Semifinals
2:40 pm Junior Men's and Women's Finals
3:05 pm U14 Qualifier (boys and girls) - 800m course
3:25 pm U14 Boys and Girls Finals
3:45 pm U12/U10 Qualifier - boys and girls - 600m course
4:05 pm U12/U10 Boys and Girls Finals

Sunday, December 22, 2018 - Classic Mass Start

Time Event
7:30 am Grooming completed and course open
7:30 am Race secretary office open - bib pickup
9:00 am Men 10km classic mass start - master, senior, college, U20, U18 (2 x 5km)
10:00 am Women 10km classic mass start - master, senior, college, U20, U18 (2 x 5km)
11:30 am U16 Boys 5km classic mass start (1 x 5km)
11:50 am U16 Girls 5km classic mass start (1 x 5km)
12:45 pm U14 Boys 2.8km mass start (3km)
1:00 pm U14 Girls 2.8km mass start (3km)
1:45 pm Michigan Tech alumni and friends open 5km - mass start (5km)

Wax Facilities

Contact Tom Smith at thjsmith@mtu.edu to reserve complimentary team waxing space. Provide total team size including athletes and coaches with your waxing space reservation request.

Contact Information

Tom Smith, co-race director
Michigan Tech Head Coach
(906) 487-2986
Joel Isaacson, co-race director
Associate Athletic Director, Michigan Tech
(906) 487-1915