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The U.S. Snowshoe Association is pleased to announce that Topo Athletic will be joining the 2018 US National Snowshoe Team as a supporting sponsor this season. “The USSSA is very pleased to announce a partnership with our new friends at Topo Athletic for this coming season,” reports USSSA Sports Director Mark Elmore.  Tony Post, CEO and founder of Topo Athletic adds, “We’re honored to be partnered with the U.S. Snowshoe Association to help outfit their team of athletes with high-performance footwear that withstands the elements as they pursue athletic excellence at the 2019 National and World Snowshoe Championships. Our award-winning waterproof Hydroventure series has been a favorite among snowshoe runners in our community and we’re excited to watch it in-action on the world stage.”


The United States Snowshoe Association is very pleased to announce that Anderson Race Management of Eagan MN will be providing the official timing services for the 2019 US National Snowshoe Championships to be held next March 8th-10th, 2019 in Cable WI at the Lakewoods Resort. Their support   also extends to serving as a Silver Medal event sponsor.  “The USSSA is pleased to entrust our events to the capable team at ARM,” replies  USSSA Sports Director Mark Elmore, “and thanks them for their support!”


The U.S. Snowshoe Association is excited to announce that OTR Snowshoes of Alaska has agreed to serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the upcoming 2019 Junior Men’s and Women’s 5km U.S. National Snowshoe Championship event. This event will be one of many that will take place at the 2019 USSSA National Snowshoe Championships at Lakewoods Resort in Cable WI over the weekend of March 8th-10th, 2019. Lakewoods Resort last served as the host of the 2011 US National Snowshoe Championships and presented events to nearly 300 competitors from all over the country. “The USSSA is pleased to welcome OTR Snowshoes to the USSSA’s growing family of enthusiastic supporters. We look forward to assisting them in introducing their fine products to the snowshoeing community this season,” reports USSSA Sports Director Mark Elmore. OTR Snowshoes joins an outstanding list of current snowshoe company supporters who assist in making the annual national championship program a reality for enthusiastic outdoor winter endurance athletes everywhere. That growing list includes: Dion Snowshoes of VT, Northern Lite Snowshoes of WI, Nevitrek Snowshoes of NY, Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. of WA, Crescentmoon Snowshoes of CO, TSL Snowshoes of VT, and Louis Garneau Snowshoes of VT.

     Questions regarding these events may be directed to the USSSA Sports Director, Mark Elmore, at either or 518-420-6961. You can also check out event details at and




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Site of the

2019 US National Snowshoe Championships


Lakewoods Resort in Cable, WI

March 8-10, 2019

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2019 International Children’s

Winter Games in

Lake Placid, NY


The United States Snowshoe Association,

in cooperation with Experience Outdoors & Good Guy Productions,

Presents the

“Snowshoe Challenge”

Wednesday January 9th, 2019

From 11:00am to 4:00pm on the

Lussi Hill near the Municipal Parking Lot

on Main Street, Lake Placid, NY

All are welcome to visit and learn what modern snowshoeing is all about. Vendors will be on hand to allow you to demo snowshoes and check out some of the top winter athlete training tips and tools. From 2pm to 4pm, race over our Snowshoe Challenge obstacle course for time and see how you stack up against athletes from all over the world! All finishers receive a special commemorative pin.



Going the Distance! 2018 and 2019 USSSA Marathon and Half-Marathon Championships

It’s late summertime, so why such excitement about the earlier 2018 USSSA distance events? Because we are clocking the way to the 2019 marathon races at Lakewoods Resort in beautiful, hilly Cable, Wisconsin, near the home of the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, North America’s largest cross-country ski race. That’s BIG.
Learn from history, predict the future: the 2019 championship half-marathon and marathon events will be an endeavor worth the effort.
There will be finishers. The trick? Be one of them.Birkie trails crisscross the Lakewoods Resort race area providing fodder for those who choose to go the distance and snowshoe either a half marathon or full 26.2-mile marathon. On snowshoes no less. Either distance sits as a memorable race that will embed its own life in your memory bank. Late summer through fall presents some of the year’s best road and dirt trail marathon opportunities. Prepare for the championships by entering some distance events, marathon length or less… or more! The story of the 2019 snowshoe races, when raced, will reflect times like 2018’s. Not to the exact minute but rather a guide to times. Use this as your motivation to be ready when Mark Elmore, Sports Director USSSA,  sends you out on the start.
In the Sunday, March 11, 2018, marathon race at Prospect Mountain Nordic Center, Woodford, VT, Brian Rusiecki captured the gold national championships with his 3:35.04 time. Another Massachusetts resident, Amy Rusiecki, took the women’s class gold in 4:24.53. That’s called keeping it in the family. And remember, both raced the national championships 10km on Saturday. How’s that for (not!) saving your legs? Continue Here 


The U.S. Snowshoe Association is excited to announce that it will be fielding very strong squads of US snowshoe athletes competing in the upcoming 2019 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships taking place as part of the annual La Ciaspolada Snowshoe Race in the Val di Non, Trentino Region of northeastern Italy on Saturday January 5th, 2019. After the success the US snowshoe teams enjoyed at the 2018 World Championships in the Picos de Europa Mountains of northern Spain, US athletes will face the most talented and deepest race fields in all the Sport in 2019. The La Ciaspolada Snowshoe Race annually attracts the finest Winter endurance sports athletes from around the globe. With the 2019 event serving as the WSSF’s annual 2019 World Snowshoe Championship, the fields are expected to be deeper and more competitive than ever before. 2017 WSSF World Champion, Joseph Gray of the CO/US, who is also a two time World Snowshoe Championship runner-up, 2011 in Japan and 2018 in Spain, is likely to lead the US men’s team. Current WSSF Women’s World Snowshoe Champion, Michelle Hummel of NM/US, will lead a strong US women’s team.  Our Junior Men’s and Women’s teams will be strong as well competing over a 5km distance. Nearly fifty US athletes, of all ages, many past US National and World Championship medalists, are making the trip to the Italian Dolomites for this amazing event. Questions regarding this event may be directed to the USSSA Sports Director, Mark Elmore, at either  or 518-420-6961. You can also check out event details at  and











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