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Strap on Your Snowshoes… it’s Time for The Yeti

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This year marks the biggest Yeti Snowshoe Series in Canada to date since its inception in 2001. Good news for friends on the west coast. The snow has arrived just in time for the season’s opening weekend. Whether a beginner or expert, The Yeti will challenge your snowshoeing ability and to take your passion for the outdoors to the trails.  Alongside only a few hundred fellow outdoor enthusiasts and of course the token abominable snowman, The Yeti Snowshoe Series is one of a kind.

Designed by 5Peaks trail running gurus, course options cater to everyone of all levels and abilities. The sport (5 to 6K) or enduro (10Km) are clearly marked, semi-packed trails with a gradual incline. The 2014 Race Director Solana Klassen describes the series as fun and appealing to all. Unlike many competitive races, you can even walk it. The Yeti vibe is truly about enjoying the outdoors with no pressure. Atlas Snowshoe rentals are available onsite if needed.

The beauty of snowshoeing is that it is truly a family friendly sport. Bring your entire family and enter your mini me’s into the free 1km kids race. If you are new to the sport of snow running, be sure to try out a run snowshoe model before the event. Much lighter than recreational snowshoes, run snowshoes are best worn with a traditional running shoe.

Watch The Yeti Facebook Page for upcoming pre-race clinics, a chance to get some training and social time in before your race date(s). Food, coffee and prizes await at the finish line. The more the merrier, so invite your friends to participate with you. A few tips for newbies: don’t overdress, cross train on the trails or your bike pre-race and don’t kill it out of the gate. Slow but steady wins the race.

Strap on your snowshoes and try something new this season. Warning: Snowshoe running is growing in popularity and highly addictive.

Online registration closes on the Thursday night at midnight before each event. Register here!

2014 Race Schedule

January   18, 2014  Devon Dashing through the Snow! Northern Alberta
January   18, 2014  Yeti Mt. Washington Snowshoe Race British Columbia
January   18, 2014  Yeti Sherbrooke Snowshoe Race Quebec
January   19, 2014  Yeti ELEVATOR Snowshoe Race Central Alberta
January   25, 2014  Yeti Snowshoe   X-Race Central Alberta
February   2, 2014  Yeti Oregon – SuperDave’s Super Snowshoe Race Oregon
February   15, 2014   Yeti Bromont Snowshoe Race Quebec
February   15, 2014   Yeti Whistler / Lost Lake Snowshoe Race British Columbia
February   16, 2014   Yeti Snowshoe 6k’r Snowshoe Race Central Alberta
February   22, 2014   Yeti Coaticook / Estrie Snowshoe Race Quebec
February   22, 2014   Yeti North Alberta Race #2 Northern Alberta
March   8, 2014   Yeti Cypress Snowshoe Race British Columbia
March   8, 2014   Yeti North Alberta Race #3 – Chickakoo Under the Stars Northern Alberta
March   22, 2014   Yeti Grouse Mountain Season Finale British Columbia

Entry Fees

Early Registration (3 weeks before race or earlier) $42.00
Regular Registration (3 weeks to 1 week before race day) $47.00
Late Registration (1 week to 2 days before race day) $52.50

*prices do not include venue snowshoe ticket
*race day registration will be available in Quebec
*in Quebec registration fees will be $25 for 5k and $35 for 10k

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