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The National Nordic Foundation announces the return of the NNF Cup, which was first launched in 2012. The NNF Cup was created to increase awareness of America’s premier cross country clubs, and to trigger the competitive nature of these programs in a friendly competition.

“The NNF Board of Directors is excited to resurrect the NNF Cup during this Olympic year. This award allows us opportunity to promote regional competition, and to recognize our top domestic clubs”, said Yuriy Gusev, NNF Board Chairman.

The NNF Cup was last awarded to Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center during the 2012/13 season. This season, competition will kick off with the first SuperTour events in Duluth, MN in December and will conclude with the SuperTour Finals in Whistler BC, a joint event with the Canadian National Championships in March.

NNF Cup Rules

1)  Athletes score points for one club
2)  Use all Super Tour races
3)  Score top-3 members of the club who finish in the top-10, using Continental Cup scoring
4)  Points scored for making camps and race trips
     a)  15 points for athletes qualifying for all REG, NEG, NTG and U16 Camps. No limit per club
     b)  30 points per athlete qualifying for U18, Junior Worlds and U23 Worlds. No limit per club
5)  There will be three team standings: male, female and overall
6)  Overall winner will win the NNF Cup and be awarded a traveling trophy

After some tough racing at the Duluth SuperTour, Previous NNF Cup winner APU Nordic is leading the overall standings with 154 point followed by SMS T2 in second with 77 point and the University of Utah in third with 73 point.  Complete standings after the Duluth SuperTour may be found here!

Events to Score:

  • 12/4/2021 Spirit Mtn- Duluth, MN Skate Sprint
  • 12/5/2021 Spirit Mtn- Duluth, MN Skate Interval Start 5/10
  • 12/10/2021 Birkie Trails-  Cable, WI Skate MassStart 15/15
  • 12/11/2021 Birkie Trails-  Cable, WI Classic Sprint
  • 12/12/2021 Birkie Trails-  Cable, WI Classic Interval Start 10/15
  • 1/2/2022 SoHo (Nat Champ) Skate Sprint
  • 1/4/2022 SoHo (Nat Champ) Skate Mass 6.6 or 7.5k/10k/20k/30k
  • 1/6/2022 SoHo (Nat Champ) Classic Interval 10/15
  • 1/7/2022 SoHo (SuperTour only) Classic sprint
  • 1/15/2022 Sun Valley Skate Interval Start 5/10
  • 1/16/2022 Sun Valley Classic Mass Start 10/15
  • 1/29/2022 Lake Placid Classic Sprint
  • 1/30/2022 Lake Placid Skate Mass Start 10/10
  • 2/4/2022 Craftsbury Skate Sprint
  • 2/5/2022 Craftsbury Classic Interval Start 10/10
  • 2/6/2022 Craftsbury Skate Pursuit 7.5/7.5
  • 2/26/2022 52k Free Mass Free Mass
  • 3/20/2022 Whistler, BC Skate Interval Start Distance TBD
  • 3/21/2022 Whistler, BC Classic Interval Start Distance TBD SuperTour
  • 3/23/2022 Whistler, BC Classic Sprint U20+ Open (US National Champ)
  • 3/24/2021 Whistler, BC Classic Sprint U16/U18 only
  • 3/25/2022 Whistler, BC Skate Team Sprint US Nat Champ
  • 3/27/2022 Whistler, BC Skate Mass 42km (US Nat Champ) (also 21km for Juniors)
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