Welcome to the 2019 US National Snowshoe Championships!


The United States Snowshoe Association is pleased to announce its’ 19th annual U.S. National Snowshoe Championships presented by Dion Snowshoes will take place March 8th-10th, 2019 at the Lakewoods Resort in Cable WI.  Lakewoods Resort very successfully hosted the 2011 US National Snowshoe Championships when nearly 300 winter endurance sports enthusiasts attended.  Today, only USSSA membership is needed to be eligible to participate in the National Snowshoe Championship events. And, the National Snowshoe Championships events have grown to include the Snowshoe Half Marathon (since 2015) and Snowshoe Marathon (since 2016) National Championship events for men and women.

     But, you do not need to be a hard core athlete to enjoy the fun and camaraderie of our National Snowshoe Championship weekend. Snowshoe manufacturers will be on site to demo their snowshoes and loan them out to folks who want to give snowshoeing a try. The USSSA also presents events where USSSA membership is not required. These “open” events are for those participants new to the sport or who are simply looking for a fun new outdoor winter experience.

     Plus, there’s lots of time to spend with new and old friends at the social events provided by Lakewoods Resort and the USSSA. Come make some smores at the campfire. Or, relax in the tavern with a beer. Or, sit in the comfy chairs of the lounge with a hot coffee or a hot chocolate. The USSSA and its’ annual hosts pride themselves on providing great experiences for everyone, regardless of age, ability or experience. If you love the out-of-doors and you love winter….Lakewoods Resort on the shores of Lake Namakagon, in the North Woods region of Wisconsin, is the place for you. We hope to see you next March to get your “Snowshoes on!”

2019 US National Snowshoe Championships Event Schedule

Friday March 8th, 2019:

12:00pm to 5:00pm – Event Reg./Athlete Check-In at Race Headquarters at Lakewoods Resort.

12:00pm to 4:00pm – Course Preview at Lakewoods Resort in Cable, WI.

5:00pm to 6:00pm – Championship Reception at Lakewoods Resort.

Saturday March 9th, 2019: 

7:30am – Course Prev./Event Reg./Athlete Check-In at Lakewoods Resort up to 30 minutes prior to each event.

9:00am – Kid’s Kilo Snowshoe Run/Walk

9:15am - Junior Boys & Girls 5km Natl Snowshoe Champ.  & Hot Air for Hearts 5km Snowshoe Run/Walk event.

10:30am - Senior Women’s 10km National Snowshoe Championship.

11:15am – Hot Air for Hearts 5km Snowshoe Run/Walk & Kids Kilo Awards Ceremony at Lakewoods Resort.

12:00pm – Senior Men’s 10km National Snowshoe Championship

4:00pm-6:00pm - National Championship Awards Ceremony at Lakewoods Resort.

7:00pm – Championship After Party at Lakewoods Resort

Sunday March 10th, 2019: 

6:00am – Registration & Check-in for Full Snowshoe Marathon National  Championship at Lakewoods Resort.

7:00am  - Start of Full Snowshoe Marathon National Championship Race at Lakewoods Resort.

7:30am – Course Prev./Event Reg./Athlete Check-In for the 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay and the Half Marathon Snowshoe National Championship events at Lakewoods Resort.  

Relay Team categories include; High School (19 and Under), Open (20-39 yrs. of age) and Masters (40+ yrs. of age);  All Male, All Female and Mixed Teams.

9:00am – Start of Half Marathon National Snowshoe Championship event.

9:15am – Start of 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay.

11:00am – Relay Awards Ceremony at Lakewoods Resort.

1:00pm – Half Marathon Cut-Off – Half Marathon Awards Ceremony at Lakewoods Resort.

3:00pm – Marathon Cut-Off - Snowshoe Marathon Awards Ceremony at Lakewoods Resort.

5:00pm – Championship After Party at Lakewoods Resort.