Eric Hartmark of Duluth, Minnesota, comes to Northern Lites Snowshoes with an impressive background as one of the premier snowshoe racers on the national stage. In his first year as a sponsored Northern Lites athlete, Eric won the 2016 US Snowshoe Association National Championship in the 10K event in Ogden, Utah. This was added to his other 2016 accomplishments that included winning the 2016 Minnesota State Championships and the 2016 Wisconsin State Championships (Course Record). Overall in his snowshoeing career, Eric has been a three time Top 10 Finisher at the World Snowshoe Racing Championships, including a Silver medal finish. He has been the USA National Snowshoe Racing Champion three times and a Top 3 Medalist six times. He has won the Book Across the Bay race twice (including a Course Record) and the Boulder Lake Snowshoe Stomp four times (including a Course Record).
He also excels during those unfortunate months when there is no snow on the ground. He has been the USA Track and Field Minnesota State Champion in the 5K, 10K, 15K (3x champion and Course Record holder), Half Marathon (Course Record) and Marathon. He has won the Voyageur Trail Marathon, the Cleveland Marathon, the Exeter Marathon in Rhode Island (Course Record) and the Whistlestop Marathon (Course Record). He has also been a USA Olympic Trials Qualifier.
We’re honored to have him wear our brand as we look forward to a great season in 2019/2020!