2017 Mille Lacs Kite Crossing

The 13th annual kite race/event at Mille Lacs Lake, near Garrison, MN is scheduled for March 3-5.

A weekend of freeriding, endurance race, expression session, gear demos, instruction and more. Riders are encouraged to spend the weekend in Garrison or nearby. The Welcome party, On the Ice Festivities, Riders Party and Saturday’s Banquet is free to all registered riders and guests.


Categories: Ski Men, Snowboard Men, Ski Men Masters, Snowboard Men Masters, Ski Women, Snowboard Women, Juniors
Qualifications: Anyone willing to give it a try.
Format: The race will be a long-distance, kite endurance run.
The Race Committee will determine the course based upon the conditions of the day. Details of the race are provided at the Racer’s meeting. If you intend to race you must attend the Racer’s meeting. We will try to provide a total distance of 16-28 miles. Snowmobile support will be provided along the course. Helmets are Mandatory. Awards: Awards will be based on timed finishes and presented at the Awards Ceremony on the day of the race.


  • Friday: registration and racers meeting
  • Friday: welcome party at Harbor Inn
  • Saturday: racers meeting
  • Saturday: race events weather permitting
  • Saturday: party and banquet at the Y Club
  • Sunday: backup day, free ride & socialize
  • Sunday: awards presentation

More Info



2014 Fort Stevenson Regatta

The sailboat crowd has invited the kiteboarding crowd to join them in their regatta this year. The events take place at the Fort Stevenson State Park on Lake Sakakawea starting Friday, August 22, 2014. This will be a great chance to get together and meet other wind sport enthusiasts. For those just getting into the sport of kiteboarding, this will be a good place to ask some questions and check out gear.

The sailboats will be racing on Saturday with an exhibition area for the kiteboarders. With enough interest we may be able to set up a kiteboard race as well. Without enough interest we will just get together to freeride and hang out. It may be possible to arrange for a professional kiteboard trainer to come out and join us as well if we could get enough interest in that.

There will be Saturday entertainment for those who stick around. Tickets and food will be extra, I will try to have a few bracelets available for sale on the docks for those interested. Those who want to stay in the park should make arrangements through the Fort Stevenson office by calling 701-337-5576.

If you’re interested, sign up through the link below and we’ll make sure your contact info gets filtered to the right folks. Yes this includes the kiteboarders.

Feel free to call if you have questions, comments or ideas,

Josh Wolsky

Sign Up:

Please sign up for the event so we can get an idea of how many folks are going to show up. It will help organize this and future events.

Sign-up here


Follow this link to find Fort Stevenson State Park on Google Maps.


Friday, Aug. 22

  • 7:00 pm: Social & Rules Refresher at De Trobian Marina

Saturday, Aug. 23

  • 9:00 am: Skippers Meeting at De Trobian Marina
  • Noon: Race Start at the mouth of De Trobian Bay
  • 7:30pm: Garrison Beach Party at De Trobian Marina with music from Billy D and the Crystals



10th Annual Mille Lacs Kite Crossing

This year’s event will begin February 28, 2014,  in Garrison, MN. See the details below or read more on the Lakawa Facebook page.

Event Details:

Snowkite event for ALL!
Endurance race (16-28 mile) (optional)
Freeriding all weekend in premier snowkiting venue, meet & connect with riders in area & around the region
Live music Friday night
Banquet, Riders Party and Bonfire Saturday Night
Non wind events
Camping on ice



All Day Free Riding – Garrison Bay
7pm-10pm Welcome Party & Registration – Harbor Inn
8-10pm Music Provided by Wailing Loons – Harbor Inn


8am Registration & Check in
9:30am Racers Mandatory Meeting – Garrison Bay
TBD Kite Crossing 16-28 mile endurance race (wind permitting)
TBD Short Course & speed races
Snowkite lessons and mini clinics
Beverages provided
Grilling, Kickball, Hammerschlagen, Tug a War

7pm Rider Party
8pm Banquet
9pm Prizes/awards/swag giveaway
10pm After Party on ice
Beverages provided
Music, Bonfire, Kiting & more!


All day Free Riding – Garrison Bay
9:30am Racers Mandatory Meeting – Garrison Bay
TBD Kite Crossing 16-28 mile endurance race (wind permitting)
TBD Short Course & speed races
2pm/TBD – Snowkite lessons and mini clinics
Noon – 4pm non wind events
Beverages provided by Excelsior Brewing Company
Grilling, Kickball, Hammerschlagen, Tug a War
3-4pm Awards (if Day of Race)

The first ever Event at Huff Hills

Come join in the most extreme obstacle race to hit ND! The Event at Huff Hills Ski Area will feature nearly 3 miles of course, with 12 crazy and challenging obstacles! This race isn’t about getting in shape, or changing your life, it’s about having FUN! Join us on June 29th, and get ready to have your best day EVER! Race will be broken into waves, with the first wave tentatively scheduled to depart at 3:00 PM.  The race will continue all day, and will feature great music, food and of course beer!  A portion of the proceeds will support the Bismarck Cancer Center to promote the fight against cancer, and support LOCAL cancer survivors!

This race will feature 12 obstacles that will push you! Information on obstacles will be released soon, but two obstacles will remain secret until race day! You won’t know what to expect until you hit the course!

The race will be timed using chip timing, so registration will close prior to the race. We will accept walk-up registrations on the day of the event if you do not wish to be timed.

Gladiator Rush update

The Gladiator Rush is invading Huff Hills Ski Area South of Mandan, ND on June 30th!   This race will feature a 2+ mile course of hill climbs, Mud pits, wooden walls, haybales, dumpsters and scrap cars.  It promises to be a difficult challenge and at the same time, one of the greatest parties you will attend!

 Registration ends this weekend, so don’t miss your chance!  The race organizers are cutting off registration at 3,000, and it is almost full so don’t miss your chance!  Hit up www.gladiatorrush.com for more info or to register!