Explore the Sand with the Sandshoeing 5K Challenge

This July, explore new terrain and try the enjoyable and physically challenging sport of sandshoeing. Yes, you read that right: sandshoeing. An alternative to storing your snowshoes for the season, you can use your snowshoes on the sand, get active, and connect with the nature that we all love.

Earlier this year, we received our first glimpse into the joy that sandshoeing can bring others, and we’re excited to share that with you!

For this event, we’re recommending a 5k (3.1 miles) as a suggested goal. However, feel free to do less or more! Just like with snowshoeing, you can cater the activity to your goals, whether they may be casual recreation or fitness. Overall, the focus of this event is getting outside, putting on those snowshoes, and exploring the sand.

sand and snow at Great Dunes National Park with mountains in background

Complete your sandshoeing on dunes (like these at Great Dunes National Park) or the beach! Photo: Susan Wowk

To Participate in the Challenge

Complete the form below to participate in the challenge. After completing the registration form, you’ll receive an email from Snowshoe Mag each day from July 1st -7th with inspiration and tips for getting out on the sand with your snowshoes.

Regarding snowshoe choice, we’ve noticed that Crescent Moon’s Eva foam snowshoes are prone to less wear and tear from the sand and saltwater. But, after every outing, be sure to thoroughly clean your snowshoes to help preserve them.

Also, throughout the course of the challenge, share your sandshoeing photos with us via email or on Instagram @SnowshoeMag #Sandshoeing5KChallenge to be entered to win a prize!

One winner will be randomly chosen on July 8th, after the challenge is complete.

There is no cost to participate in the Sandshoeing 5K Challenge. Please read the challenge terms and conditions for additional information, including entry, virtual event safety, photo guidelines, and winner selection.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Sandshoeing 5K Challenge Registration Form

Each day from July 1st -7th, you'll receive an email from Snowshoe Mag with inspiration and tips for getting out on the sand with your snowshoes.
Please list the state or province in which you're located and will be completing your sandshoeing.
Please let us know any additional questions or comments you may have. If none, please leave this field blank.


  • Susan Wowk

    Susan has owned Snowshoe Magazine with her husband, Paul, since 2015. In late 2018, she became involved in writing and editing content and now is the lead editor of the publication. A true winter lover and avid snowshoer, Susan looks forward to traveling to new locations and opportunities to snowshoe and break trail every season!

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