Despite Braveheart’s 2014 Midwest Championship (in Cable, Wis.) being anticlimactic in a way, being a week after the Dion National Snowshoe Championship (held in Vermont), it still brought out the best in some racers looking to add an exclamation point … Continue reading
Bennington, Vt. was the central location of this year’s Dion National Snowshoe Championships, right in the heart of Dion Snowshoes’ territory. The bright orange and white of the Dions was hard to miss, as a lot of racers were wearing … Continue reading
Anyone watching the 10-kilometer finish of the Treehaven Tromp (a qualifier for the USSSA Dion National Snowshoe Championships in Woodford, Vt. the first weekend of March 2014) with bells or vuvuzelas didn’t have to wait long to make noise in … Continue reading
For the fourth edition of the Phillips Flurry (www.phillipsflurry.com) snowshoe race, it added on the distinction of officially being the “Wisconsin State Snowshoe Championships” event, an idea hatched by the brilliant mind of USSSA (United States Snowshoe Association, … Continue reading
When one arrived in Bend, in preparation to run in the 2013 Dion Snowshoe National Championships (on March 16 and 17, 2013) at Mount Bachelor in Oregon, they were left to wonder – how is it so warm here (over … Continue reading
For the second consecutive year, the Braveheart Midwest Snowshoe Racing Championship (on Saturday, March 9th, 2013) was held in Cable, Wisconsin, on the scenic and beautiful course near Lakewoods Resort.
The zig-zaggy course was lined with evergreens along a picturesque … Continue reading
In the days and weeks leading up to the 2013 edition of the Phillips Flurry 5K and 10K snowshoe race, snow around northcentral Wisconsin was scarce–leading to a cancellation of the very popular Perkinstown Snowshoe race a week prior to … Continue reading
Flying into Denver and later traveling up into the mountains on the way to Frisco gave one a majestic, scenic view, but it also gave one a little less oxygen to work with on every breath as the altitude increased … Continue reading
The Athens Udder Snowshoe Race, a 3-miler run this year on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, is usually one of the fastest and easiest snowshoe races in Wisconsin yearly because it is a pancake-flat course and runs mostly on groomed ski … Continue reading
Weather conditions during the last couple of weeks led to an ultra-quick course for snowshoe racers at Perkinstown (near Medford, Wisconsin) on Saturday, January 21st, 2012, to snowshoe in either the 3-mile, 6-mile, or the Mountaineer races.
There were over … Continue reading
It is a rare occurrence when there is little or no snow on the ground in early January in Wisconsin, and due to this uncommon situation this led to a snowshoe qualifying race (for the USSSA National Snowshoe Championships in … Continue reading
Previewing the Dion United States National Snowshoe Championship race course at Lakewoods Resort in Cable, Wisconsin the day before the big races brought on feelings of fun to be had and challenges to be faced. Rolling hill after rolling hill let one know fatigue could be a factor as the race went on, and about those two cliff-climbs . . .
. . . This made the snowshoe course at Edgar perfect for fast racing, as the snow underneath was hard-packed, and the ski trails there were flat and wide open . . .
This year the venue changed for the Badger State Games snowshoe races from the Nine Mile Swamp to Rib Mountain Elementary School nestled on the side of the most famous peak in Wisconsin . . .
Whenever there is a first-time snowshoe race, usually there are a lot of kinks to work out in the first year of the event to improve on for future races. But the Phillips Flurry Snowshoe Race, Wisconsin, was very well-organized in its inaugural year with an efficient registration, an outstanding course and an unparalleled awards ceremony.
Seeing Fabius' Highland Forest Park in New York for the first time, snowshoe racers participating in the USSSA National Championships knew they were getting into something difficult. All it took was the drive up the steep, steep hill . . .
Wisconsin's Badger State Games had multiple snowshoe races to partake in at Wausau's Nine Mile County Forest – and a lot of medals to give away as well on a 25-degree day with light flurries falling
This wasn't exactly the Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman 1974 heated Zaire fight but this matchup in late January 2010 didn't need Don King to promote this one.
A record number of participants traveled to Perkinstown (near Medford, Wisconsin) on Saturday, January 16, 2010, to snowshoe either in the 3-Mile, 6-Mile, or Mountaineer races. There were close to 450 competitors in all.