Join us January 23, 2016!
Registration takes place around a roaring fire at the beautiful log lodge at Timber Ridge Resort. The pre race mood is just fun. Usual crowd about 500 entered and 100 rent snowshoes, probably their first time on them, so no excuse, come join us. The learning curve is zero, strap em’ on and run.
The course is a super hilly off trail run with plenty of logs to jump and branches to duck, like a leg of Dances with Dirt!
There are a handful of very serious shoers at Bigfoot because it's the Midwest qualifier for the National Championship Snowshoe race coming up in February. A 5 person U.S. Team goes on from that event to compete at the World Snowshoe Championships. Serious stuff!
What if there is no snow??
WHAT? It would be the first time if there wasn't. There will be snow … but if there isn’t YOU WILL BE PART OF HISTORY, RUNNING A SNOWSHOE IN YOUR RUNNING SHOES. I love this race! I love a winter road trip to Traverse City!
If there's no snow, bring your trail shoes, the race goes on no matter what the conditions! How cool is that!
**There will be an elite corral option at the start for particpants who expect to snowshoe sub 30 minutes in the 5K and sub 60 minutes in the 10K.