Beaver Creek snowshoe race Sunday
Vail, CO Colorado
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Snowshoers will high step it up to Beaver Creek’s Creekside Park on Sunday for the second Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series event of the season.
Taking place directly below Beaver Creek Village at an elevation of 7,400 feet, the race starts at 11 a.m.
Now in its 13th season, the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series is the largest snowshoe series of its kind in North America. Each event within the series includes the East West 5K Quest, a competitive 10K, a Kids’ 1K and a 100-yard Blue Moose Dash for Cash, plus it features slope-slide sponsor expos and post-event plaza parties.
“The Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series has a place for every age, gender and ability,” said Missy Johnson, of Highline Sports and Entertainment. “Each race draws first-time snowshoers, world-class snowshoe athletes, kids of all ages and everyone in between. Event-goers are guaranteed a morning filled with camaraderie among racers and event producers.”
Following the race, a post-event party and awards ceremony will take place on the Beaver Creek Village Plaza, adjacent to the ice skating rink, with complimentary food and beverages provided by the Dusty Boot. The top-three overall 10K finishers will receive cash prizes, the top-three 5K finishers will receive merchandise prizes and the top-two 100-yard Blue Moose Dash for Cash winners will receive $100 each. All event participants are eligible to win post-race raffle prizes courtesy of many of the series’ sponsors.
Event pre-registration is available online for $30 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Event day registration will be available for $35 and will take place in Beaver Creek near the covered bridge starting at 9 a.m. The Kids’ 1K for children 12 years and younger is free for any child accompanied by a parent. Childcare resources will not be offered this year due to lack of demand. Online registration, as well as detailed event information, is available at http://www.bcsnowshoe.com.
Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. will provide a limited number of free snowshoe demos and basic instruction to participants prior to the event. In addition, the Beaver Creek Nordic Center will provide a limited number of snowshoe rentals. All snowshoes will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.
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