Always the 2nd Saturday of the New Year
January 9th, 2016
SISU Ski Fest - Ironwood, Michigan Presented by Aspirus Grand View
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Events Schedule, On-Site Registration and Bib Pick-up

On-Site Registration and Bib Pick-up

All Times are CENTRAL TIME (CST)

Registration, check-in and Bib pickup ON SITE will again be held at the Historic Ironwood Memorial Building (213 S. Marquette St.) this year (see Maps for location) SISU Ski Fest's official race headquarters. Identification must be brought to registration.

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See event for additional details
Kids Loppet Lapset will be held March 4th

Ski Expo

Ski Expo will be held at the Ironwood Memorial Building during the SISU Ski Fest on Friday from 4 - 10 pm and Saturday from 8:00am - 4pm. Pasties and Mojakka for all racers will be served there also on Saturday. Expo booths available for Fri & Sat for $75, $30 for Non-Profits.

Expo Space Filled! Contact Sandy Lahtinen at expo@sisuskifest.com

Confirmed Vendors attending EXPO:

  • Aspirus Grand View
  • Air Choice One
  • Ottawa National Forest Service
  • Black River Lodge
  • Ironwood Community Development
  • Little Finland
  • ABR Trails
  • Hidden Bay Sports
  • Downtown Art Place
  • Big Powderhorn Lodging
  • Copper Peak
  • Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park
  • Northwind Food Co-Op
  • U.S. Ski Pole Company
  • Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon
  • Classic Wood Products
  • Hobby Wheel
  • Podium Wear
  • The Scrabble Queen
  • Wolverine Ski Club
  • Fast Wax

    Post - Race Food

    Food will be available for the racers at the Memorial Building following the events. Come and enjoy some hot Mojakka (Finnish stew), pasties, cookies, beverages and camaraderie with friends after the race. We encourage your family and friends to dine at our local restaurants.

    Parking

    Parking is available throughout the downtown Ironwood area and parking lots will be marked “SISU PARKING”(view Maps). If you park downtown before the race, you will need to take the shuttle buses provided by Gogebic County Transit to the start at ABR trails or Norrie Park. Limited parking is available at ABR, none at Norrie Park. It is strongly recommended that you park downtown and use the shuttle.

    Transportation

    Four shuttle buses will run from 7:15am until 4:30pm between the Gogebic County Transit bus station at 235 E. Mcleod, kitty corner to the Ironwood Memorial building (see Maps) to the various start areas. These buses will shuttle skiers back and forth every 15 minutes. After 12:00pm and until 4pm, there will be bus service back and forth but on a more limited basis between ABR and the bus station. All participants must carry their skis vertically while boarding, riding and de-boarding in a safe and controlled fashion.

    Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the start line.

    21K &42K Races
    Four shuttle buses will run from 7:15am to 12noon between the bus station (235 E. Mcleod, kitty corner to the Ironwood Memorial building) and ABR trails. These buses will shuttle skiers back and forth every 15 minutes. After 12:00pm and until 4pm, there will be bus service back and forth but on a more limited basis between ABR and the bus station. The bus will drop off skiers at the ABR ticket booth.

    Taste N Tour
    Participants will be bused to Norrie Park from the bus station (235 E. Mcleod, kitty corner to the Ironwood Memorial building) between 12:00 and 1:15 pm. Taste N Tour begins at 1:00 and skiers must leave Norrie Park food stop by 1:15pm to make it downtown before dark. All Taste N Tour participants must park downtown and ride the shuttle to Norrie Park.

    Junior SISU Races
    Racers will have to provide their own means to get to starting areas. Shuttle service will be available from the bus station (235 E. Mcleod, kitty corner to the Ironwood Memorial building) to bring you back to either starting areas after the race.

    Snowshoe Events
    There is no transportation on Sunday!

    Awards and Awards Ceremony

    Top three overall winners (Classic and Freestyle) of the 42K SISU Marathon & 21K Heikki Lunta Half Marathon in each category will be presented at the "Finnish line". Presentation at NOON for the 42K winners and 2 PM for the 21K winners. Other age group awards will be presented at the Memorial Building as soon as results are finaled.

    Entertainment

    Entertainment will once again be hosted at the Beautifully Restored Ironwood Theatre after the race. Doors open at 6:00pm with the FREE entertainment from 7:00 - 9:30pm. From 6-7p and during intermission slide show of the race and great door prizes will be provided. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Door Prize drawing will be at 6:30 and during intermission, must be present to win!

    Conga Se Menne which was well received last year will again be returning to perform on Saturday night at 7:00 pm This is a FREE performance! All SISU racers, families, friends, volunteers and local residents are invited to hear this Finnish Reggae band. Conga Se Menne's musical style ranges from Blues, Funk, Latin, Reggae, Rock, Caribbean beats and ethnic Finnish sounds. congasemenne.com

    Race and Tour start times

    For start times please see the individual race/tour links top left

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