Inaugural Ritter Farm Trail Races: One of First DION USSSA 2020 National Qualifiers

Be one of the first to qualify in the country!

Ritter Farm Park marks home for the 2019 inaugural Ritter Farm Trail Races, Run the Ritter. It also poses an early opportunity to qualify for the DION Snowshoe USSSA National Continue reading


ERIC HARTMARK: Wins 12th Cindy Brochman Memorial Snowshoe Magazine Person of Year Award

“It is a sort of poetic justice that Eric’s first appearance in a USSSA National Championship occurred at Cable, Wisconsin in 2011,” said United States Snowshoe Association Sports Director Mark Elmore, “and now he wins the Cindy Brochman Memorial Snowshoe … Continue reading


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 that remarkable and icy 2018 event:

THE … Continue reading


Start ‘em Young! Snowshoes for Kids Two-to-Teens

Now is the time! Acquaint your youngsters—in my case, grandkids—to the fun and wonderment of snowshoeing on beds of freshly fallen flakes by equipping them with the proper and fun snowshoes.

I discovered many snowshoes for the two-to-teens age have … Continue reading


10 Lessons Learned from 10,000 Hours of Physical Exertion in 10 Years

December 2, 2006, marks the day I joined The President’s Challenge, a free physical activities site administered by the  President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Although posting my daily progress there, I only happened upon the fact that my … Continue reading


Readying for the Challenge of Snowshoe Racing

So how does a scuba diver enter the cold waters of snowshoe racing? That question came from a Twin Cities athlete seeking a challenge to seriously pursue in winter. Look no further, you found it: just dive in.

She asked … Continue reading


The Road to Hrimthurs: “Weeping Bitter Tears of Rage”

The most difficult individual award of the winter, winning entry to The Order of the Hrimthurs, relates to achieving that prize. It is an individual recognition, the best kind, only available to those who do the maximum distances of … Continue reading


The Most Fantastic Finish! Dion USSSA National Women’s Championship Eau Claire, Wisconsin

When the 80 finishers of the Women’s Senior 10 km Dion USSSA National Championships lined up for their event in Eau Claire, not one guessed they had found themselves in a race of historic proportions; particularly Brandy Erholtz of Evergreen, … 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


Durband Wins Winterrific Warmheartedness USSSA National Qualifier

From racing regional United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) qualifiers to the national championships, a constant is Bob Durband on the course, happily trudging trails. This weekend marked a particular notable event in his life.

No, he didn’t win a handsome … Continue reading


Moose Tracks in the Snow! Minocqua USSSA Qualifying Snowshoe Race

A three-inch fresh coating of dry, drifting snow greeted racers at the third Moose Tracks Snowshoe Race on Sunday,  January 4, 2015. Winter wonderland conditions existed anyway with 18 inches on trails and much deeper in the woods. This 10 … Continue reading


Snowshoe Hard, Breathe Easy! RZMask Up to Task

Snowshoe Magazine revels in introducing popular products to the wacky world of snowshoe fun. RZMask, a cold weather “Breathe Safe” covering for the nose and mouth, stresses uses for snowboarding, skiing, hockey, camping and snowmobiling. Snowshoe sports fit right … Continue reading