East Range Cross Country Challenges, Inc. is a 501c (3) multi-community, Public Charity founded in 1987 to organize the Pepsi Challenge Ski Race at the request of Giants Ridge (IRRRB).

Our mission is:
• To promote healthy living through cross country skiing and other outdoor adventure activities on Minnesota’s Iron Range, primarily at Giants Ridge.
• Provide educational resources.
• Aid in maintenance and development of adventure sport trails and venues.
• Create, assist and maintain opportunities for adventure sport enthusiasts of all ages to race, work out and socialize.
ERCCCI also supports High School races at Giants Ridge with various management services from full management to volunteer sourcing. We support local youth cross country skiing with monetary and in-kind resources provided by our Pepsi Challenge/Great River Energy Rush/Giants Ridge race events.

Board Members:
Deb Maki
John Filander
Sarah & Matt Royseth
Gregg Debevec
Angie Bealka
Michael Starken
Debbie Maki
Phil & Holly Quinn
Tim Salo
Todd Roswold
Jim & Holly Armstrong
Benji Neff

Pepsi Challenge/Great River Energy Rush/Giants Ridge Race Officials
Chairman                   Tim Salo
Treasurer                   Debbie Maki
Secretary                   Deb Maki
Race Coordinator      Deb Maki
Feed Stations           Sarah Royseth & Holly Armstrong
Chief of Course        Todd Roswold
Chief of Timing         Debbie Maki
Registration              Pam Berts
Start & Finish           John Filander, Bill Maki
Awards Ceremony  Jim Armstrong, Angie Bealka, Matt Royseth
Ski Patrol Director   Don Galloway

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