Thursday, November 17, 2016

Call for 2017 World Snowshoe Championships Entries

world snowshoe championshipsSaranac Lake has invited snowshoe enthusiasts to spectate and participate in the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships, which will be held February 24 to 26, 2017.

The competition includes the 10K open World Championship, Junior World Championship 5K (age 19 and under), and a 5K Citizen race. All three races will be held on February 25th, with the 10K start time of 11 am and the 5K races beginning simultaneously at 1 pm.

Registration and bib pick-up will take place at the Town Hall on Friday, February 24th, where the lower lobby will be filled with vendors from 10 am to 4 pm.

The event will be celebrated with activities throughout the community, and begins with an athletes parade and opening ceremonies on Friday, and an evening event held under the lights at Dewey Mountain.

Saturday begins with remaining racer registration and bib pickup at the Harrietstown Town Hall Race Headquarters from 8 to 10 am. The Woodsmen demonstration will be held in Riverside Park by Paul Smiths College at 9 am, the Town Hall Auditorium will be filled with vendors from 9 am to 4 pm. Snowshoe companies will provide loaner snowshoes at the race’s downtown start/finish area located in front of the Hotel Saranac.

Post-race events will be held on Sunday at various venues, including Baker Mountain and the Paul Smith’s College VIC.

Event information and registration is available online.

Photo courtesy Saranac Lake.

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