Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snowshoe Racing in Oregon

Got snow? After the biggest snowstorm to hit Northwest Oregon in 40 years the answer for most of us is a resounding "yes". With 12" to 18" of snow on the ground around Portland only the heartiest of runners have been hitting the trails. Trail running may have been a challenge, but this past week provided perfect conditions for snowshoeing. Did you get out on snowshoes? Did you like it? Do you want more? Check out the following two snowshoe races up at Mt. Hood:

January 25, 2009 - White River Snowshoe Race - Mt. Hood, OR. This is the oldest and largest snowshoe race in the Pacific Northwest and a qualifier for the USSSA Snowshoe National Championships.

March 8, 2009 - USSSA / Powersox Snowshoe National Championships - Mt. Hood, OR. This 9th annual national championship is coming to the Pacific Northwest for the first time. Many of the best snowshoe racers are also very accomplished trail runners including 2001 Snowshoe National Champion Dave Dunham who finished 2nd at the 1993 World Mountain Running Championships.

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