Park City, Utah - It's official! World Cup athletes compete on American snow for the first time since 2001. The Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup Freestyle Sprint Finals will be held on American snow on Tuesday, March 17 at the Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Minneapolis. The World Cup race will be on the last day of the Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival.
Taking place over four days in March 2020, the Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival includes a music festival, extreme spectator events, panel discussions, and culminates with the first FIS Cross Country World Cup event held in the U.S. in 19 years. The event will also be included in a mini-sprint tour combined with Quebec City from the previous weekend, and is expected to attract tens of thousands of fans to support the U.S. Cross Country Team whose reputation continues to grow since Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall’s historic first Olympic cross country gold medal in South Korea in February 2018.