2018 Combo Race Challenges

This year, the North American Vasa offers some additional opportunities for racing glory. Try a combo race challenge!  Here are your options:

The Triple Threat

Only the toughest of the tough need apply.  This challenge was the brainchild of local super-athlete, Dan Novak, who challenged himself to do all three marathons of the North American Vasa in 2017: the 48K freestyle, the 42K fat bike, and the 34K classic races. And he did it!  This year, it’s an official race category, and Dan will be back.  He’s hoping for some competition though. And he’s thrown the gauntlet down for the women to join the fun. He even added an incentive for them: $200 for the first woman to complete the challenge. Don’t let Dan’s ego get too big.  There are others who can do this. Start training!

The Michigan Cup Challenge

The two full-points Michigan Cup races will combine for this Challenge: the 51K freestyle marathon and the 16K classic race. The male and female with the lowest combined times will be declared the winners, with all the Michigan Cup glory that goes along with it.


Take the time for the 28K freestyle ski race and add it to your time for the 42K fat bike race. The male and female with the lowest combined times are the SkiFatalon champs!

Discount codes are available at registration for those signing up for these challenges. To receive the discount, you must sign up for all the races at the same time.

  • Triple Threat (Okerstrom Marathon, Short's Grand Fat and Lombard Loppet) - $50 Discount
  • Michigan Cup Challenge (Okerstrom Marathon and Chemical Bank Classic) - $20 Discount
  • SkiFatalon (George Kuhn Half Marathon and Short's Grand Fat) - $20 Discount