Race Info


The Course

The Deadshoe is a FREE trail snowshoe running event in the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley at Echo Valley Provincial Park in Saskatchewan.

This event also includes a "Learn to Snowshoe" program that is also free for anyone who wants to try out this winter activity.  Snowshoes are provided by Fresh Air Experience, and we will have experienced guides who will help people putting on the snowshoes, shoe them how to walk in them, and will also take people out on an easy, guided 1km walk.

The race includes the following events: 6km "Coureurs des Bois" and the 3km "Voyageurs."  The first 40 finishers of the "Coureurs des Bois" will receive a finishers medal.  The top male and female finishers in both events will receive a plaque commemorating their first place finish.  

The courses use one of two basic loops: one is 6km (GREEN) and the other is 3km (RED).  Both these loops start from the TEEPEE campgound. 

The Coureurs des Bois is designed to challenge.  It includes 2 long uphill climbs and descents. It is highly recommended that you only attempt this race if you have previous snowshoe experience.  The course varies from tough hills to fast flats; from prairie grassland to treed trails; from single track trails to wide open trail.

Maps and elevation profile will be available soon.   

Our Sponsors


Fresh Air Experience


Please support our amazing sponsors whenever possible. 

Our Organization

While this is a FREE event, we are looking for donations to EVTAG (Echo Valley Trail Advisory Group).

 The purpose of the group is to: 

  • assist park management with creating and maintaining multi-use trails within Echo Valley Provincial Park
  • increase provide public awareness of the park trail system
  • increase usability of the trails through maps and improved signage.


This event starts are 10:00am and ends at 2:00pm.  During that time small groups will be formed for the "Learn to Snowshoe" and people will be taken out for a guided walk at regular intervals.

Racers can check in and get their race number.   Race start time is 11:00am.

Pre-race instructions will be done 10 minutes prior to start of the race.

Answers to FAQ's

  1. This event is FREE. We ask that you pre-register so we know how many people to expect
  2. Registration is now open. It will close Fri March 8.  If you don't pre-register you are still welsome to show up however we can't guarantee you a spot in the race.
  3. As there are no race fees, no food will be provided. We'll have hot chocolate and marshmallows available.  If you want food, please bring your own lunch. 
  4. The first 40 finishers of the Coureurs des Bois will receive a medal.
  5. "Deadfshoe Champion" plaques will be awarded to the top Male and Female finisher in each event.
  6. Race number pick-up is at event  HQ (TEEPEE Campgound) on race day starting at 10:00am.
  7. Email your questions or concerns Rick_Minett@hotmail.com