Big Foot Identified! Jeb Stone Owns Big Foot Boogie USSSA National Qualifier

Winner Jeb Stone (L) battling Kevin Tarras on the beautiful Big Foot Boogie race course

When not winning the overall, Jeb Stone won second; now for the third year running, Jeb Stone takes number one again in an even-quicker 48:12 by over a minute from 2014’s race. Maybe it was annual nemesis and Stone’s good … Continue reading

Eric Hartmark Stumps Boulder Lake Stomp; USSSA National Snowshoe Qualifier

Hartmark winning his second USSSA National Championship at Vermont, 2014

USSSA two-time National Champion, Eric Hartmark, loves his hometown race the Boulder Lake Dion Snowshoe National Championship Qualifier. Even though he doesn’t have to qualify—the current and past USSSA champions win exemptions; Hartmark is both—still, he races it. … Continue reading

Durband Wins Winterrific Warmheartedness USSSA National Qualifier

Affable Suzie Fox explains her fun at the inaugural Winteriffic Half, standing just outside the finish-line tent

From racing regional United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) qualifiers to the national championships, a constant is Bob Durband on the course, happily trudging trails. This weekend marked a particular notable event in his life.

No, he didn’t win a handsome … Continue reading

Training Tips For Snowshoe Racing: Triathlete Brad Zoller Hits The Snow

Brad Zoller with his training partner, Senna, last year in Barrington, IL for the Frozen Zucchini 5k snowshoe race.

When triathlete Brad Zoller lived in Chicago, he used to run the stairs to his apartment twice a week. He lived on the 23rd floor, and it took him about two minutes.

“I would take the elevator down, and then … Continue reading

The Face of Snowshoe Racing: Braveheart Jim McDonell

Snowshoe Braveheart Rib Lake 2013

At Rib Lake, Wisconsin

Recognizable by all, Minnesota’s Jim McDonell now rates as the face of Snowshoe Racing with his Braveheart attire and blue/white face paint. His energy and enthusiasm drives the Braveheart Snowshoe Racing series to one of the … Continue reading

Jared Vanderhook Runs Tuscobia 75 Miles Winter Endurance with Pal, his Pulk

Here's how to finish Tuscobia: organization though looking at all this food can make one hungry.

“It was two nights before the race and zip-lock bags filled with over 8,000 calories of gels, candy, chips, sandwiches and other calorie dense food that wouldn’t freeze in the cold were spread across my kitchen table. Gear filled the … Continue reading

Yankee Springs Challenges Winter! Middleville, Michigan

Take the computer; leave the canoli!

“Take on whatever challenge winter decides to throw at us!” That’s the right attitude for a new addition to the snowshoe race calendar; great training for a National Championship USSSA Qualifiers where we will meet at winter’s Big Go, this … Continue reading

Moose Tracks in the Snow! Minocqua USSSA Qualifying Snowshoe Race

snowshoe 2015 Moose tracks 10k WI

A three-inch fresh coating of dry, drifting snow greeted racers at the third Moose Tracks Snowshoe Race on Sunday,  January 4, 2015. Winter wonderland conditions existed anyway with 18 inches on trails and much deeper in the woods. This 10 … Continue reading

USSSA National Championship Shoes: Sweden’s Icebugs to Top Medalists

snowshoe icebug several sorts collage

Now a new reason to get those snow-miles of training in before the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships , February 27-March 1, 2015, race in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Eight National winners ace a pair of iconic Icebug shoes! … Continue reading