Highline Sports & Entertainment announced a partnership with Edwards, Colo.-based Dogma Athletica training center that will make the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series the richest snowshoe series in the world.
Dogma Athletica will sponsor the Dogma Athletica Snowshoe Series Cup, which will offer participants the chance to vie for a cash purse of more than $15,000, the largest cash purse available in snowshoe racing worldwide. The cash purse will be awarded to the top five men and women overall in the East West Resorts 5K Quest and Dogma Athletica 10K divisions at the end of the three-race series. The cash purse is available to participants who compete in the same division of all three Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series events.
“I am excited to be a part of this partnership,” said Rod Connolly, owner of Dogma Athletica. “The Vail Valley is really trying to position itself as a leader in fitness and health. This series has fantastic courses and Beaver Creek is a wonderful destination. It’s a great opportunity for us to promote the quality of venues we have in the valley, our healthy athletic community and the high caliber of coaching available. This series will be the most exciting series in snowshoe racing in the country.”
The dates for races for the Beaver Creek Snowshoe series are Jan. 9, Feb. 6, and March 6, 2011. The Dogma Athletica Snowshoe Series Cup awards prize money to the top five men and women overall in both the East West Resorts 5k Quest and Dogma Athletica 10k series as follows:
- Men’s 5k: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $250, 5th- $100
- Women’s 5k: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $250, 5th- $100
- Men’s 10k: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $250, 5th- $100
- Women’s 10k: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $250, 5th- $100
To be eligible for the Dogma Athletica Snowshoe Series Cup prize money, participants must enter all three races of their division in the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series. As in years past at the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series, awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division at the individual events of the series.
In addition to sponsoring the Snowshoe Series Cup, Dogma Athletica is providing a special snowshoe series training plan to all participants in the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series for just $100.
“Our training program is designed to help people be successful in the series regardless of their starting point,” said Connolly. “There are training options for different levels both in the 5k and 10k distances. It will be an online training program with two outdoor, coached snowshoe training sessions each week. The guided training sessions will be led by professional coaches who lead effective workouts in the most non-intimidating and welcoming manner possible. They will build the participants’ fitness, but also be a lot of fun and create some camaraderie in the community.”
Interested participants may register for the snowshoe series training plan at Dogma Athletica when registering for the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series or by calling Dogma at 970-688-4433. Dogma Athletica is located in the Riverwalk in Edwards, 137 Main St., unit G001.
Pre-registration for the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series and the Dogma Athletica Snowshoe Series Cup is available both in-person at Dogma Athletica in Edwards and online at www.bcsnowshoe.com.
The series pass, which registers the participant in all three events of the series, is available for only $85 until Jan. 9, 2011 and includes a complimentary custom participant gift. Registration for the series pass is available at Dogma Athletica or online through Jan. 8 and on Jan. 9 in Beaver Creek prior to the first race. Per-race pre-registration is also available at Dogma Athletica or online for just $30 and closes at 5 p.m. the night prior to each event. Event day registration is also available for only $35 and will take place in Beaver Creek starting at 9 a.m. prior to each race. The Kids’ 1K for children 12 years-of-age and younger is free for any child accompanied by a participating parent.
Snowshoe racers who pre-register at Dogma Athletica will receive coupons for 10 to 15 percent off on snowshoes from five different retailers in the Vail Valley, including the Beaver Creek Nordic Center, and a free day pass to workout at the training center or to attend one of Dogma’s yoga or Compu-Trainer cycling classes.