Snowshoeing Sunday at ‘Beav |

Snowshoeing Sunday at ‘Beav

BEAVER CREEK – The Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series will wrap for 2012 season Sunday with the annual Jeremy Wright North American Snowshoe Championships at 11 a.m.

“This particular event of the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series is very meaningful to both the organizers and participants in the series,” said James Deighan of Highline Sports and Entertainment. “It’s a chance for us to celebrate the memory of our lost friend and fellow snowshoer, Jeremy Wright, by coming together and enjoying an afternoon doing something he loved for so many years.”

Wright died in 2005 in Afghanistan while serving in the United States Army. Like the previous two events in the series, Sunday’s race will include the East West Resorts 5K Quest, the Cadillac 10K and the Larkburger Kids 1K.

The race starts and finishes at Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park, located at the top of the Strawberry Park Express Lift (No. 12) and the Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (No. 18). Free shuttles will pick-up participants from any of the Beaver Creek free parking lots and transport them to either the Beaver Creek Landing base area where they can access those lifts. No children in backpacks are allowed, and all lift-riders must be able to get on and off the lift using their own strength.

There will be free foot passes to event participants, but racers who are Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass holders are encouraged to bring their pass to ride the lift. The day-of check in and registration tents, as well as demos from Columbia Sportswear and Atlas Snow-Shoe Company, will be located at the top of the lifts.

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Following the race, a post-event party and awards ceremony will take place on the Beaver Creek Village Plaza with complimentary food and beverages. All event participants are eligible to win the post-race raffle prizes.

Event pre-registration is available online at for $30 and closes at 5 p.m. today. Event-day registration will be available for $35 and will take place in Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park at the top of the lifts beginning at 9 a.m. The Larkburger Kids 1K for children 12 years-of-age and younger is free for any child accompanied by a participating adult. For more information on the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series, visit

Atlas Snow-Shoe Company will provide a limited number of free snowshoe demos and basic instruction to participants prior to the event at the event start area. In addition, the Beaver Creek Nordic Center will provide a limited number of snowshoe rentals. All snowshoes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A portion of proceeds from the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series benefit Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties.

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