Register here to race January 28 and 29, 2017!

Get the Maps for 2017 here!

Bob Johnstone Loppet

Every year, snow permitting, we hold a friendly loppet named in honour of long-time club member and community supporter Bob Johnstone. Many years, including 2017, we combine it with the Alberta Cup races which brings hundreds of racers and their families to Red Deer to enjoy our beautiful trails at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area.

We always need volunteers for this race – and their are even opportunities to race and be a volunteer! Areas in which we need support, details for which are provided below, are:

  • Start/Finish
  • Transportation
  • Controllers
  • Course
  • Volunteer services
  • Race office
  • Stadium 

To Volunteer for the 2017 races – Simply click on the links below to get signed up:

Start/Finish Working the Start and Finish line puts you in the middle of the action and is very exciting! The work here is also very important – we want to give the racers a positive experience, fair starts and prompt and accurate timing results. The positions are outside jobs that run from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Transportation This is another perfect volunteer opportunity for those who wish to race. We need someone to pick up the trailer from Cross Country Alberta (Edmonton)?? Pick up and drop off rentals (tents, etc.) and load and drive these items back.

Controllers Controllers take position at control points on the course in order to track skiers as they progress around the course to ensure no one goes missing.

Course Course crew volunteers pre-ski the course, setting up flagging and placing signs and markers. At the end of the day, course crew volunteers ski the course, looking for stragglers, signs and flagging.

Volunteer services Give information to volunteers (check in), skiers and spectators. Provide snacks for volunteers and a place to congregate.

Race office We are the communications and support center for the Race. Some of the tasks to be done: hand out bibs to racers, answer general inquiries at race office, provide clerical support (making copies, filing records) to race officials and do the volunteer sign in.