Presented by AVANT Techo

The CXC Marathon Cup connects some of the biggest cross country ski events across the Central region. Sanctioned and scored by the Central Cross Country Ski Association, presented by AVANT Techno, the Cup includes races in each of the three main states in the region - two races in Michigan, two in Wisconsin, and two in Minnesota.

The series is split between classic and skate racing, with two classic races, two skate weekends, one skiathlon weekend, and one weekend with back-to-back classic and skate races.

CXC Marathon Cup

Neither USSA or CXC Membership is required for individuals. Teams and team members must be registered with CXC. While individual membership is not required, it is encouraged: help support skiing and ski racing in the Central Division!


Seeley Hills Classic January 14, 2017 / Seeley, WI

Seely Hills Classic / 42K Classic

Noquemanon Ski Marathon January 28, 2017 / Marquette, MI

Noquemanon Ski Marathon / 50K Classic


City of Lakes Loppet February 4, 2017 / Minneapolis, MN

City of Lakes Loppet
Minne Tour (Skate Sprint + Hoigaard's Classic + Skate Marathon)
for Overall Competition
Loppet Challenge (Classic Marathon + Skate Marathon)
for Age-Indexed, Age Class and Team Competitions


Mora Vasaloppet February 11, 2017 / Mora, MN

Vasaloppet USA / 58K Freestyle


American Birkebeiner February 25, 2017 / Hayward, WI

American Birkebeiner / 51K Skate


March 11, 2017 / Calumet, MI

Great Bear Chase / 50K Skiathlon


If a Cup race is modified (e.g. a classic race becomes a freestyle race), the equivalent race will count toward Cup points.

If a Cup race is postponed, the postponed race will count toward Cup points, unless the postponement date is on the same weekend as a different Cup race, in which case the originally scheduled Cup race for that weekend will count toward Cup points.
CXC Marathon Cup Presenter

Scoring Categories & Awards

  • Age Groups (men & women)

    • Top 200 individuals in each age group in each race score points; Points ranking updated and posted after each event.
    • 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall in each age group at the end of the series receive an invitation to the Masters Fantasy Camp.
  • Teams

    • CXC Marathon Cup Team Award
  • Overall Champions

    • Cash prizes for overall male and female champions. Point leaders during the Series will be identified at each race by the wearing of a special bib.
  • Overall Age-Indexed Champions (men & women)
  • Scoring

    • All Marathon Cup participants are automatically scored in Age Group, Overall, and Age-Index Overall categories. To also score in the Team category, you must be a CXC member and a member of a registered team.
  • › View Series Scoring Rules PDF

View Race Results and Standings | 2015-16 Marathon Winners Announced

Series Registration


No registration required to earn individual points. Anyone participating in a Cup race is automatically scored for the overall, age-indexed, and age-group awards. However, registration is encouraged; help support skiing and ski racing in the Central division! Register as a 2016-17 CXC Supporter member.


Register as a CXC Club to compete in the CXC Marathon Cup as a TEAM.

1. Eligible teams are those registered as CXC Clubs.
2. Teams can have an unlimited number of racers.
3. Racers will be eligible to score points for their teams by listing their team affiliation when they register for the individual races.
4. Eligible racers to score for the team are those registered as CXC Supporter Members.
5. Total points for the Series will be the sum of the points from all races.
6. The team with the most points total will be the winner.
7. Ties will be broken using the teams total number of points in a single race.

Masters Fantasy Camp

Masters Fantasy Camp

Participants will enjoy three days of structured training, complemented with technique sessions and video analysis by professional coaches. Experience an environment as it would be at the National Team camp!

CXC Marathon Cup Event Awards

Event organizers work hard to run great events and we want to recognize them for their efforts. Anyone who participates in all Marathon Cup events will be eligible to vote for the Marathon Cup Event Awards. Everyone who votes will be eligible to win a CXC Marathon Cup Passport * for the 2018 event.

Marathon Cup Event Awards categories include:

  • › Best Overall Event
  • › Best Grooming
  • › Most Heroic Effort
  • › Best Website

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