How to Qualify to Participate in the
2019 US National Snowshoe Championship Events

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To be eligible to participate in the annual National Snowshoe Championships events,
one only needs to be a current USSSA member.

The National Snowshoe Championships include the following events;

1) Junior A and Junior B Boys & Girls 5km National Snowshoe Championships,

2) Senior Women’s 10km National Snowshoe Championships,

3) Senior Men’s 10km National Snowshoe Championship,

4) A 5km Citizen’s Run/Walk,

5) A Kid’s Kilo,

6) a 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay,

7) A Snowshoe Half Marathon National Championship

8)  A Snowshoe Marathon National Championship

Plus a Vendor Expo, Prize Raffles and lots of ancillary social events.

How to qualify to compete in the 2019 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships:

An athlete must be a current member of the U.S. Snowshoe Association. The annual membership fee is $30.00 and that includes a one year subscription to the Trail Runner Magazine, among other benefits.

The USSSA offers two other categories of participation at the National Snowshoe Championships. ACTIVE members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to participate and compete in the All-Military Division of the Senior 10km, Half Marathon or Marathon events. These participants MUST BE current USSSA members.

The USSSA also offers an International Division of competition in the Senior Men’s and Women’s 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon events. Athletes who ARE NOT  US citizens may compete for awards. These athletes DO need to be current members of their national snowshoe organization, or in lieu of that, a current USSSA member.

How to Qualify to Compete in the Snowshoe Half Marathon and Snowshoe Marathon National Championship Events:

An athlete must be a current member of the U.S. Snowshoe Association. The annual membership fee is $30.00 and that includes a one year subscription to the Trail Runner Magazine, among other benefits.

The Half Marathon and Marathon Snowshoe National Championship events have time limits. Athletes should enter expecting to complete these arduous events, sometimes at altitude, in 4 hours for the Half Marathon and 8 hours for the full Marathon event. The Marathon event will start at 7:00am on Sunday of Championship weekend. The Half Marathon event starts at 9:00am Sunday on Championship weekend. Half Marathon and Marathon competitors will receive on course aid during their event and may also self support using a “pit stop” zone at the start/finish line. The races are run over multiple laps of the same approximately 7km loop.