Masters World Cup 2018
Masters World Cup 2018 (MWC2018) comes to North America’s backyard Jan. 19-26, 2018 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, Minn. The MWC is an annual event hosted at different ski venues around the world. This event is revisiting the United States after a decade, last here when the 2008 Masters World Cup was in Mccall, Ind. The city of Minneapolis is expecting more than 1,000 competitors over 30 years of age from all over the world at the eight-day competition series.
The MWC2018 planned by local organizers at The Loppet Foundation and the American XC Skiers (AXCS) non-profit Masters’ association has been five years in the making, as all prepare for the most dedicated Master athletes from nearly two dozen nations. Skiers ranging from 30 to 90+ years require no qualification process, and the series welcomes all abilities. Racers can expect three Individual races and a National Team relay for all age/gender categories. Other happenings on the schedule include opening and closing ceremonies, social events and medal ceremonies.
With less than a year until the races commence, many Masters skiers have begun dryland training for this prestigious event. Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) offers a variety of programming options to help Master skiers prepare for race season, including daily training plans, fitness testing, training camps and technique clinics. Look at the 2017 dryland-season schedule for training opportunities to prepare for the big event!
Training Camp schedule for Master skiers
Aug. 18-20, 2017 – Cable, Wis. Sept. 20-24, 2017 – Lake Placid, N.Y. Oct. 13-15, 2017 – Cable, Wis. Nov. 14-19, 2017 / On-snow Camp – Fairbanks, Alaska Dec. 29-31, 2017 / New Year’s On-snow Camp – Cable, Wis. March 21-25, 2018 / On-snow Camp – Snow Mountain Ranch, Colo.
Technique Clinics schedule for Master skiers
Milwaukee, Wis. and Chicago, Ill. – Oct. 7/Nov. 25/Dec. 9 Registration and more information can be found at cxcskiing.org/camps & cxcskiing.org/personal-coaching