Welcome to the American Trail Running Association’s new snowshoe racing page. Here you will find information about the annual Snowshoe National Championships, an event calendar, snowshoe news and more. Are you new to snowshoe running or thinking about trying it out? Check out our Snowshoe 101 article.
Snowshoe National Championships
U.S. Junior & Collegiate Snowshoe National Championships
January 29, 2022 – Leadville, Colorado.
5k and 10k, youth and adult race options
Hosted by Colorado Mountain College
Here we’ll crown national champions in the youth and collegiate division with the top 5 overall finishers comprising the USSSA Junior National Team.
CONTACT: Darren Brungardt – email@example.com
Register on Running Guru now!
21st Annual United States Snowshoe National Championships
March 13, 2022 – Cable, Wisconsin.
5k (open) and 10k (championship race)
(right now planning races on Sunday, Fatbike Birkie is Saturday in Cable as well)
Hosted by Lakewoods Resort
Here we’ll crown the senior national champions with the top 5 overall men and women comprising the USSSA Senior National Team. Will also do awards for the top 3 in 10 year age groups.
CONTACT: Jackie Hering – firstname.lastname@example.org
Register on RunSignup now!
**IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COMING TO VOLUNTEER IN RACE OPERATIONS FOR THE WEEKEND PLEASE CONTACT JACKIE HERING. LODGING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE**
Lodging packages available for Lakewoods Resort:
Lodging special for Attendees of the 2022 National Snowshoe Championships
30% off lodging in Condominiums and Cottages. 50% off third consecutive night.
These accommodations have 2 to 4+ bedrooms.
Individual Lodge rooms receive 30% off third consecutive night.
We encourage you to travel with your club or other state snowshoe representatives.
Now that we have the national championship dates and locations set we are looking for any sponsors or partners in the industry and want to help us make this year a success. If you/your business are interested in contributing in kind, with funds, or being a vendor at either of the events please contact Jackie Hering OR share this info with anyone you think might be. I have put together a sponsor package document for anyone interested. With the help of ATRA we will be greatly expanding our reach and hopefully this will translate into more runners and interest in the sport.
Past Snowshoe Nationals Results
Results from past editions of the U.S. Snowshoe National Championships organized by the United States Snow Shoe Association (USSSA):
- 2020 Results (Leadville, CO) – ATRA story
- 2019 Results (Cable, WI)
- 2018 Results (Woodford, VT) – ATRA story
- 2017 Results (Bend, OR) – ATRA story
- 2016 Results (Ogden, UT)
- 2015 Results (Eau Claire, WI)
- 2014 Results (Woodford, VT) – ATRA story
- 2013 Results [PDF] (Bend, OR)
- 2012 Results [PDF] (Frisco, CO)
- 2011 Results [PDF] (Lakewoods Resort, WI) – Snowshoe Magazine story
- 2010 Results [PDF] (Fabius, NY)
- 2009 Results [PDF] (Mt Hood, OR)
- 2008 Results [PDF] (Ogden, UT)
- 2007 Results (Maple Grove, MN)
- 2006 Results [PDF] (Bolton Valley, VT)
- 2005 Results (Anchorage, AK)
- 2004 Results [PDF] (Olympic Valley, CA)
- 2003 Results [PDF] (Salt Lake City, UT)
- 2002 Results [PDF] (Traverse City, MI)
- 2001 Results [PDF] (Plattsburgh, NY)
Resources For Snowshoe Race Directors
Free Race Calendar Listing – The American Trail Running Association offers several programs to help snowshoe and trail running race directors make their events safer and more successful. Race directors can add their events to the ATRA calendar for FREE. Simply register and account and submit your event!
Event Liability Insurance – Snowshoe race directors who become ATRA race members are eligible for our T.R.I.P. event liability insurance program. This insurance is tailored exclusively for trail running and snowshoe races. Learn more about T.R.I.P. and apply here.
Free Event Standards Program – ATRA’s Event Standards Program is a free service for all trail and snowshoe race directors. Events that follow our 15 step best practices guidelines are entitled to use our “Meets ATRA’s Event Standards” label on their website, social pages and other promotional material. Learn more about ATRA Event Standards here.
United States Snowshoe Association
The United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) is devoted to promoting outdoor winter safety in conjunction with recreational snowshoeing. USSSA was the lead governing body for the sport of snowshoe racing in the USA from 2001 to 2020. Main headquarters: 678 County Rte. 25, Corinth, NY 12822 Phone: 518-654-7648. Website: http://www.snowshoeracing.com
World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF)
The World Snowshoe Association (formerly known as the ISSF) is a non-profit, international sports federation, that was founded in 2010. The primary mission of the WSSF is to serve as the international governing body for the Sport of Snowshoe Racing and to assist in the organization and governance of the various national governing bodies for Snowshoe Racing around the World.
They will be hosting the 2022 European Snowshoe Championships at the La Ciaspolada race in Val di Non, Italy on Saturday, January 8, 2022.
Learn more about the World Snowshoe Federation at their website: https://worldsnowshoe.org
Dion and NeviTREK – Dion Snowshoes and NeviTREK Snowshoes have teamed up to combine the best of two Northeast brands. With decades of experience in the snowshoeing world, we can now equip more customers than ever: from racers & winter hikers who demand performance, to general outdoor enthusiasts and first-timers. Our snowshoes are designed and built in the USA. website: https://dionnevitrek.com
Atlas Snow Shoe Company – Atlas is a classic story about an idea that became a brand. The idea started in 1990 when fledgling entrepreneurs Perry Klebahn and Jim Klingbeil developed Spring Loaded Suspension. What began as a Stanford graduate project would become the foundation for the most technically innovative snowshoe brand. website: https://atlassnowshoe.com
Tubbs Snowshoes – Founded in Norway, Maine, Tubbs Snowshoes is a pioneer of the American snowshoeing industry. While originally crafting snowshoes from fine white ash wood, we now specialize in both traditional aluminum and modern composite snowshoes, continuing to raise the bar for innovative snowshoe designs. As the first company to engineer women’s-specific snowshoes in 1998, Tubbs recognizes the diverse needs of men and women alike, taking into account stride length, stance width, and other physiological differences to create premier ergonomic fit. website: https://tubbssnowshoes.com
Northern Lites – In designing Northern Lites we started with the criteria of a perfect snowshoe and made compromises to fit the real world. The perfect snowshoe would allow the user to float on top of even the fluffiest snow, would weigh nothing, would last a lifetime, would go on as easy as a slipper and be just as comfortable, would not require any adjustment from a normal walking stride, would have the traction of a mountain goat, and cost no more than a cup of coffee. We weren’t able to create this, but Northern Lites are darn close to perfection :). website: https://northernlites.com
Crescent Moon – Vail, Colorado a couple of young ski bums started making snowshoes in their garage so they could get to those secret stashes of snow and ice where only the lightest, but strongest snowshoes could take you. A few years later a young couple came along and asked the guys if they would like to make a business out of it by moving to Boulder. From one garage to the next and then into a production facility as the ski bums grew up and the young couple began a family and the Crescent Moon company grew and became a brand that only the best outdoor retailers wanted to carry. Website: https://crescentmoonsnowshoes.com
Snowshoe Magazine – As the only worldwide publication focused completely on snowshoeing, we strive to promote the sport so individuals of all ages can enjoy what snowshoeing has to offer. We truly believe that winter is to be celebrated! From tips for beginners to exercises to improve your endurance or snowshoe racing news, we support snowshoers of all ages and skill levels. Explore snowshoe trails and resorts around the world, find your next piece of gear or feel inspired for your next adventure through the stories of others. No matter your interest, we want to share your adventure! website: https://www.snowshoemag.com
American Trail Running Association – Because there is so much trail running to snowshoe cross-over among participants and race directors, ATRA has been including snowshoe races on its event calendar since its inception in 1998. ATRA has been publishing snowshoe stories since 2013 from contributors Laura Clark, Jen Mason, Mark Elmore, Richard Bolt, Phillip Gary Smith and Jim York. See all of ATRA snowshoe articles at: https://trailrunner.com/trail-news/category/snowshoe
CuteMoose.net – Maintained by Tim Zbikowski, this website provides a snowshoe races schedule, results, training and equipment information for Wisconsin and Minnesota. website: http://www.cutemoose.net
Sharing Winter Trails
Sharing the trails with kindness, respect, and awareness is important year-round. But in some winter climates, snow adds another layer (both figuratively and literally) to trail etiquette. Your actions on snow matter to other trail users long after you’re gone. Learn more about how to be a respectful winter trail user over on the Trails are Common Ground website.
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