Snow Jingles Bells at Paul Smith’s College Snowshoe Race

Bells pealed happily as the 2016 Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race found snow covering the course in this annual opening of the competition season. Four inches of heavy, wet white stuff raised spirits after falling on Friday with mid-20 temperatures preserving … Continue reading

10TH Annual Jazz Trax Snowshoe Stop Race Report

Well, this was a record year for the STOMP! The snow Gods were in full force and the race returned to its original location. The beautiful Bear Valley Cross Country Ski Area hosted the event, with a race start back … Continue reading

Snowshoe Stomping a Jazzy Snazzy Jazz Trax

2016 marked a record year for the Jazz Trax Snowshoe Stomp. Snow gods created deep snow allowing the race to return to its home:  Beautiful Bear Valley Cross Country Ski Area [BVXC].

With the race-start back at the meadow, Paul … Continue reading

The Running Shoe You Need for Snowshoe Racing

When it comes to snowshoe racing, snowshoe options abound with many companies delivering light and fast racing models. But although zippy snowshoes can save time on race day, remember that your actual shoes are just as crucial to your speed … Continue reading

ISSF World Snowshoe Championships + Québec Winter Carnival: Magnifique!

The excitingly festive January 31, 2015 International Snowshoe Federation World Snowshoe Championships are nearer than you imagine; think of this . . . Christmas is only 136 days away.

The ISSF World Snowshoe Championships visits Quebec City, Canada for that … Continue reading

New Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half: A Twin Cities Marathon Herald

A race with 32 years of history hardly seems new, but 2014’s City of Lakes—the 33rd edition—qualifies fresh-as-a-daisy with its new half-marathon (USATF certified) distance and new name. Notably, the race is honored as the Minnesota Half Marathon Championships. … Continue reading

On Natchez Mountain: A Savage 100-Mile Trail Race

What is there, there on Natchez Road?

Sitting quietly . . . a cut in the woods . . . is the  back way in Minnesota’s Murphy-Hanrehan State Park, host of the trail-fest known as the inaugural Savage 100Continue reading

A Cardinal Day: MDRA’s Ron Daws 25K

A spring blizzard pounded the Twin Cities Friday with northern suburbs counting a new foot of accumulation, putting the Saturday race conditions in doubt. Yet, snow stopped like on a clock, the sun bursting bright. Saturday, April 5, dawned clear, … Continue reading

It’s a Dion Year! Dion Snowshoes 2015 USSSA Title Sponsor

The United States Snowshoe Association announced Bennington Vermont’s Dion Snowshoes added a fifth year to their title sponsorship reign, now extending through 2015.

USSSA Sports Director Mark Elmore said, “Dion Snowshoes has served as the USSSA’s National Snowshoe Championship title … Continue reading