Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Western Pleasure Snowshoe Roundup hosted by the scenic Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.. Events include 5k and 10k snowshoe races for all ages, a short distance untimed Buckaroo race for racers 6 and under, and the Snowshoe Rabbit Mile, an untimed event for anyone interested. All events offer both recreational and competitive opportunities. No experience necessary. This is a fun event for the whole family and everyone is invited to participate! Race courses are challenging but very scenic and consist of a combination of hills, meadows, forest, and open areas. They may be machine groomed, snowshoe groomed, or a combination. Awards are individually handcrafted, unique, and combine the old west ranch spirit with modern snowshoe racing. The first three male and female finishers in the 5k and 10k races receive placement awards and all finishers in all races receive finisher's awards. Racers under 12 race for free! Please arrange to provide your own snowshoes. A limited number of kid’s snowshoes will be available for Buckaroo racers on a first come basis. Hot soup and beverages will be available for purchase in the lodge. Number pickup and race day registration is from 8:00 to 9:30 am in the lodge. A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed for race day registration for the 5k and 10k races--please register prior to race day! Buckaroo Race and Snowshoe Rabbit Mile are free--sign up race morning.
Buckaroo race: 10:00 am
10k: 10:30 am
5k: 10:45 am
Snowshoe Rabbit Mile: 10:50 am.
Racing snowshoe size requirements
We are following the size requirements for racing snowshoes adopted by the United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA). Snowshoes can be no smaller than 7in x 20in for adults. Most adult sized snowshoes meet this requirement. See more info here: https://trailrunner.com/trail-news/usssa-snowshoe-size-regulations-for-racing/
Local time: 11:29 PM