Bigfoot 5k and 10k Snowshoe Race
Welcome to the Snowshoe 5/10K
Join us January 18, 2014!!
What if there is no snow??
WHAT? It would be the first time if there weren't. There will be snow … but if there isn’t YOU WILL BE PART OF HISTORY, RUNNING A SNOWSHOE RACE WITHOUT SNOWSHOES. How cool is that!
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!
Late 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 350 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 DWD.
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 March. A 5 person U.S. Team goes on from that event to compete at the World Snowshoe Championships. Serious stuff!
**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.
Race Director, Randy Step.