Registration for the Deadshoe snowshoe race is now OPEN!!
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.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS:
Please support our amazing sponsors whenever possible.
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:
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.