Snowy Range Snowshoe Races

From the mastermind behind the sadistic and silly Twin Mountain Trudge comes a new snowshoe race. On January 7th, 2012, the Snowy Range Snowshoe Races will kick off with 5K, 10K, and 20k backcountry adventure race options. Starting at the Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area in southeast Wyoming, participants coming from the Front Range of Colorado can enjoy a traffic-free drive to pristine and snow-filled mountain fun (about three hours from Denver, less than two hours from Fort Collins).

The 5K and 10K races have been designated United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) National Championship Qualifiers as well as Wyoming State Championship races. With the USSSA national championships being held in Colorado this year, this is a great opportunity to qualify! The courses have been designed for fun competition and excellent spectator viewing at a “world cup” style finish and party in front of the ski lodge. The 20k backcountry adventure race takes participants around the remote backside of the ski mountain, with more fresh snow and elevation change. Some say that snowshoe races could easily be run without snowshoes… not this one!
These events are open to all levels of snowshoers, from elite competitors to those who have never raced on the snow. Come give it a try and you may find yourself hooked! Based out of the ski lodge, participants will have access to a fireplace, hot meals, as well as various libations.
We have a growing list of sponsors, including Northern Lites Snowshoes, Hammer Nutrition, and the Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area that should help make this a fun time!
For more information and to register, visit the race web site: http://www.journeymanadv.com/. The race director, Alec Muthig, can be reached at AMuthig@JourneymanADV.com. Hope to see you out there!
Alec Muthig

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