Beaver Creek Adventure Series continues Saturday
The 2004 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series continues to run strong with the third race in the four-event series set to take place in Beaver Creek Saturday.Saturday’s race marks the final event in the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series prior to the North American Snowshoeing Championships, which will be held March 13 at McCoy Park located at the top of Beaver Creek.”We have seen a record-breaking turnout so far this series,” said Dave O’Connell of Highline Sports & Entertainment, the organizers the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series, “Our numbers are exploding with people anxious to join in on the fun. I expect the upcoming race to be charged with tremendous energy and enthusiasm leading up to the Championships in March.”Many standouts have commanded attention in the series to date. Vail’s Josiah Middaugh captured two consecutive 10K wins and will bid for another solid victory in the third installment of the series. Among the women, Anita Ortiz of Eagle and Dillon’s Danelle Ballengee have each claimed top honors in the Snowshoe Adventure Series 10K competitions to date.The Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series features the Beaver Creek “Dash ForCash,” a 100-yard sprint, the East-West 5K Quest and a 10K race for adults, as well as the Kids K for those participants 12-years-of-age and younger. All activities will get under way at 11 a.m. at the base of the Strawberry Park Express Chairlift in Beaver Creek. Complimentary child-care is available for kids 6-12 with the BC Children’s Center.Registration for the Saturday’s event is available online at http://www.bcsnowshoe.com or in person at the Christy Sports in Vail and Avon or Ptarmigan Sports in Edwards. Entries are $20 in advance and $25 on race day.