This weekend offers two chances to participate in a snow shoe race- one at Tennessee Pass and one at Beaver Creek. Or, if your adventurous, you could do both!
Saturday, March 4
Tennessee Pass Cookhouse 5K/10K at 10 a.m.
This is the fifth and final event in the 2017 Pedal Power Winter Race Series. Each year, proceeds from the race series go to support Eagle and Lake County charities. Proceeds from this event will go to support scholarships to be awarded to Eagle and Lake County high school mountain bike racers as they continue on to college.
Racers can experience an adventurous, 5K fun-run track, set up to suit the more casual snowshoer as it wends its way through the pine forests and meadows of Tennessee Pass along the Continental Divide. Those seeking more of a challenge can tackle the 10K course, which will also serve as the official Colorado State Championships, determining the top men’s and women’s snowshoers in the state, with the winners of each category earning the Colorado state title.
All participants will enjoy a fantastic post-race lunch provided by the staff of the hosting Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, along with awards for top three finishers in each category.
Racers will meet at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center at Ski Cooper, between Interstate 70 and Leadville. Pre-registration for this event is $20 and racers can register on the day of the race for $25. Participants can also pre-register directly online at http://www.pedalpowerbike.com or get forms at Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail by calling 970-845-0931.
Sunday March 5, 2017
The Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition
This Sunday’s race takes place at McCoy Park, so get there a little early to leave time to ride the lift to the race course on Beaver Creek Mountain. Take part in either the 10K or 5K courses, and bring the kids as well since they will offer a Kids K once again!
The snowshoe series features slopeside sponsor expos and a post-event party and awards for all participants to enjoy a variety of giveaways and a post-race meal.
For additional information and race results, visit the official Beaver Creek Running Series website: www.beavercreekrunningseries.com
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – McCoy Park Course
8:30AM – Strawberry Park Lift Opens
8:45AM – Check In & Day Of Event Registration (McCoy Park)
11:00AM – Race Start (McCoy Park)