My first official snowshoe race is a month away

My first official snowshoe race is a month away

As you may have already guessed (or known) - I love snowshoeing. I snowshoe pretty much every morning and I'm always looking for more ways to go deeper into the world of snowshoeing.

That's when it hit me - I wonder if there are races, like a 5k or 10k, but on snowshoes? I can't be the only person who has totally fallen in love with snowshoeing can I?

So I did a little Googling and found out, nope - I'm not the only weirdo, there are more of us, and in fact the 2023 US National Snowshoe championships were taking place in Idaho the first weekend in February.

Fast-forward to today and I'm registered, flights, car, and hotel booked - I'm going to Idaho to compete in a snowshoe race!

Of course the next question I had was - are there special snowshoes for racing? It turns out the answer is yes, and I'll share a bit more about what I learned here in my next post.