Hundreds of racers put on big shoes for big benefit |

Hundreds of racers put on big shoes for big benefit

Daily Staff Report
Special to the DailyHundreds of participants kick off the starting line Saturday at Beaver Creek during the 13th annual Snowshoe Shuffle.

BEAVER CREEK – Nearly 1,000 snowshoe enthusiasts descended on Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park during the 13th annual Snowshoe Shuffle on Saturday. The Shuffle was a benefit for the Vail Valley Medical Center’s Foundation. “It’s great to see how our community has embraced this event,” said Darrah Bassock, special events manager for the Foundation. “We’ve raised more than $100,000 over the past 13 years. It’s the longest running and one of the largest snowshoe events in North America.”

Participants completed 10-kilometer, 5K, 1K and one-mile events held at 9,500 feet on Beaver Creek Mountain. One hundred percent of net proceeds benefit the Women’s Cancer Coalition whose mission is to support cancer prevention, education and early detection programs at Vail Valley Medical Center, which operates the Shaw Regional Cancer Center. The Shaw Regional Cancer Center serves a seven-county region in the central Rockies of Colorado and offers full service medical and radiation oncology services, specialized programs for treating prostate and breast cancer, and complimentary medicine and supportive cancer services.

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