The second event of the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series will happen this Sunday, Feb. 6 in Beaver Creek’s Creekside Park. Located directly below Beaver Creek Village at an elevation of 7,400 feet, Creekside Park provides a scenic backdrop for the second race in the three-event series. Sunday’s event will commence promptly at 11 a.m.
The Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series is the largest snowshoe series of its kind in North America. Each event within the series includes the East West Resorts 5K Quest, the Dogma Athletica 10K, the Larkburger Kids’ 1K, the 100-yard Dash for Cash with a $100 prize, slope-slide sponsor expos and post-event plaza parties. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the East West Resorts 5K Quest and the Dogma Athletica 10K.
New for this year’s series is the Dogma Athletica Snowshoe Series Cup, which gives participants in the full three-event series the chance to vie for more than $15,000 in cash prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the top five men and women overall in the East West Resorts 5K Quest and the Dogma Athletica 10K. To be eligible, participants must race in the same division at all three events. Award money will be distributed as follows:
* Men’s East West Resorts 5K Quest: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $250, 5th- $100
* Women’s East West Resorts 5K Quest: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $250, 5th- $100
* Men’s Dogma Athletica 10K: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $250, 5th- $100
* Women’s Dogma Athletica 10K: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $250, 5th- $100
Snowshoers who participated in the first event of the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series are still eligible for the prize money from the Dogma Athletcia Snowshoe Series Cup as long as they register and participate in the same category at the next two events. The final event of the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series will take place on Sunday, March 6.
“We are excited to be a part of this great community event. It has been fun to watch the interest increase as we move into the second race,” said Rod Connolly, owner of Dogma Athletica. “The temperatures are supposed to move up into the 30’s over the weekend, and I’m sure people are excited to get outside and have a good event.”
Following the race, a post-event party and awards ceremony will take place on the Beaver Creek Village Plaza with complimentary food and beverages provided by the Dusty Boot Steakhouse and Saloon as well as raffle prizes. All event participants are eligible to win the post-race raffle prizes courtesy of many of the series’ sponsors, including Atlas Snow-Shoe Company and Dogma Athletica, as well as gifts from numerous Vail Valley merchants.
Event pre-registration is available both in-person at Dogma Athletica in Edwards and online at www.bcsnowshoe.com for $30 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 5. Participants 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. Event-day registration will be available for $35 and will take place in Beaver Creek near the covered bridge starting at 9 a.m. The Larkburger Kids’ 1K for children 12 years-of-age and younger is free for any child accompanied by a participating adult.
Atlas Snow-Shoe Company will provide a limited number of free snowshoe demos and basic instruction to participants prior to the event at the event start area. In addition, the Beaver Creek Nordic Center will provide a limited number of snowshoe rentals. All snowshoes are available on a first-come, first-served basis