Marshall Sprints Information

The 12th Annual Marshall Sprints will be held at the Marshall School Ski Trails on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  The Marshall Sprints features an unique format to guarantee all varsity skiers at least two races for a total just over 3.5 kilometers of racing. All of the sprint racing will start and finish on the school football field. The sprint course averages 15 feet wide, with some sections as wide as 24 feet. The course is safe, fast and exciting.  The Marshall Sprints will be a true test of your skiing ability.

Teams are also invited to enter an unlimited number of Jr. High skiers to compete in the mass start 2.5k Jr High Freestyle Race

The 12th Annual Marshall Sprints promises to be an exciting day packed full of head to head racing on the challenging and spectator friendly Marshall Nordic Ski Trails.


Saturday, January 20, 2018


9:00 bib pick up and course inspection

11:00 Sprint Qualifier

12:30  Jr. High 3k

1:15 pm 2.5k Consolation Race

1:50 pm Single elimination sprint heats begin


All skiers (except Jr. High) will ski a 1 kilometer qualifying sprint race on the sprint course. The top 28 girls and top 28 boys will qualify for the single elimination sprint heats. All other skiers qualify for the 2.5 kilometer short course event.


Large indoor warming area, bathrooms and full concession stand. Large warm-up loop. Professional Announcing. High Quality Timing by Steve Deschene. Excellent spectator viewing with bleacher seating.  New this year water bottle stickers and T-Shirts for sale!

Course Information:

2018 Marshall Sprints Course Map

Marshall Sprints 2018 Stadium Map

Sprint Course Point of View Video

2.5K Point of View Video


Awards to the top 10 boys and girls 2.5 kilometer race and Jr. High 2.5k race. Awards to the top 6 skiers in the single elimination sprint heats. Top 3 boys and top 3 girls in Sprints will receive a Ship Shape Canvas Billboard Ski Bag.


Submit your entries to Steve’s Timing before 6:00pm on Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

Entry Fee:

$5 per skier, checks made out to:  Marshall School, 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, MN 55811

Teams Invited: All teams in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan

Concessions will be available.

T-Shirt and Sticker Design