Grab a pair of snowshoes and join Northern Lites at the 2023 Snowshoe Championship, held annually for everyone to enjoy! Scheduled for February 4, 2023, the U.S. National Snowshoe Championship will be held at Jug Mountain Ranch in McCall Idaho.
2023 U.S. National Snowshoe Championship & Events
In addition to the race, there are numerous events and family activities as well to take part in. Held in picturesque McCall, Idaho at Jug Mountain Ranch, the race is sure to draw a crowd from near and far to either partake in the competition or enjoy the view.
Sponsored by the Pulse Running and Fitness Shop, this annual gathering includes an exciting Meet & Greet among competing athletes the night before the big race. The grand prize features the title of fastest snowshoer in the U.S., of course, along with race swag for all other finishers!
Don't forget everyone and anyone is invited to join in every year whether or not you're a snowshoe enthusiast or not. We'll be there in on the action, including world-renowned Northern Lites Snowshoes which will also be showcased throughout the races.
Other Snowshoe Races During the Championship
Other activities include the Kids Kilo that will be on Friday evening of February 3, with the 5K and 10K championship as well as opening events will take place on Saturday morning Feb. 4.
The 5K Open Event
This thrilling event requires no experience and will include all types of snowshoers. Running along a forest trail, the course is well-groomed and ready for everyone to enjoy! As long as you can hike you can snowshoe - Or at the very least come see the beautiful mountain views.
Men's & Women's Jr. National Championship 5K Race
The first three men or women finishers get to qualify for the U.S. National Snowshoe team, as well as a shiny medal. However, if you're interested in qualifying for the nationals team you must have a USSSA membership.
Also, the qualifying race doubles as the middle school, high school, and collegiate championship. The first three boys and girls to finish for their age group will also receive the title and a national championship medal as well.
Men's & Women's; Seniors & Masters National Championship Race
The initial five senior men and women, along with the top three masters' men and women in this particular 10K race will qualify for a spot on the U.S. National Snowshoe Team. In addition, they'll also get a medal to showcase their achievement.
Wear the Best Lightweight Snowshoes for Racing
Remember, anyone who wants to qualify in any race must have a USSSA membership first. We wish the best of luck to every competitor in this year's big snowshoe race - Northern Lites will be there front and center to cheer everyone on in every competition. Need a top-rated pair of snowshoes worn by a 5-time U.S. National Snowshoe Race Champion? We've got super ultralight snowshoes built to outlast the competitors and get you across the finish line!