Snowshoes Optional! Scott Mittman Ices MDRA 7

After 2018’s incredible Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) 7 race, be ready to join the fun at 2019’s edition on Saturday, March 30. NOTE: registration opens January 19!

But first, a recap of the icy 2018 race…

THE 2018 RACE… Continue reading

Don’t Stress Out: Pre-Race Anxiety Tips

Standing at the starting line ready to race is always exciting despite butterflies in my stomach. Once I am settled in my pace, the butterflies are gone.

Pre-race anxiety is not uncommon according to health clinician, mental performance consultant, and Continue reading

Hidden Secrets! Preparing for a Snowshoe Distance Event

“The beauty of winter is its mystical aura,” writes snowshoe philanthropist and health authority Dr. Jeff Kildahl (JK). “Winter acutely defines one’s perspective. Snow represents a white blanket of desolation or bliss. The frigid temperatures and deafening silence of winter … Continue reading

Distinguishing Reality from Delusion, Hoberg Thaws Tuscobia

Will this be just another delusion encountered on the Tuscobia Trail: A sub-40 hour finish at 2018’s 160-mile foot race? Maybe not. Scott Hoberg amazingly peeled 3 hours 10 minutes off his 2016 course record and tantalizingly lowered the bar … Continue reading

Tuscobia Hammers Racers as Hoberg Nails 150 Mile Run

In the year setting the lowest finish-rate for Tuscobia Winter Ultra’s signature 150-mile run, Scott Hoberg tamed the trail tundra in a blazing record 44:44. This mark shines more amazing when considering the added mileage with the start now in … Continue reading

Real Life Superheroes Live on at Surf the Murph

The leaves rustled from the light wind as the sun rose, easing the darkness away on this cloudy morning. The runners had accustomed themselves to the constant splish…splash…squish coming from their footfalls into the unknown mushy darkness below. Now that … Continue reading

Fantastic Snowshoe Events to Attend in 2016

It is hard to believe that winter is quickly coming and whether you are strapping on snowshoes for the first time or you are a seasoned expert, there is no better way to celebrate the sport than participating in a … Continue reading

Autumn Hiking in Vermont

There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than taking family hikes, especially in the fall when the weather is cooler and the leaves are changing colors. Hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family to grow … Continue reading

Transcending the Winter Warrior

It’s the fifth annual Winter Warrior 10K snowshoe race founded by Steve Ilg, Wholistic Fitness coach, and hosted by the Durango Nordic Center. I am careening down a short 50-foot section of hard packed snow and water ice. My limbs … Continue reading

La Gatineau Loppet 2015

Despite a wind chill that sent the temperature plummeting to -35, the annual Gatineau Loppet – a ski and snowshoe event – drew more than 2,300 participants over this past Valentine’s Day weekend.

Still in its infancy, the snowshoe race … Continue reading

Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race on March 1 Brings Locals to the Podium

McCoy Park, Beaver Creek

Second race in the 2015 series brings temperate weather, a soft course, smiling snowshoers and sweaty competitors. 

Sunday’s snowshoe race at Beaver Creek, Colorado’s McCoy Park brought out both speedy and leisurely snowshoers. The snow had some give, particularly on … Continue reading

Manitoba’s Sue Lucas Tames Tumultuous Tuscobia 150-Mile Trek

Amazing! Manitoba’s Sue Lucas, 51, won the overall 150-mile run on the Tuscobia Trail in the unique 2014/2015 edition when she entered the Tuscobia tent in Park Falls at 6:26 Saturday morning. Her time pulling the pulk of 48 hours, … Continue reading