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**** The 2015 Event calendar is up and ready for viewing *** If you know of any snowshoe races that are not on the list please send the information to ** Keep checking back to find events in your area ***** Fifteenth Annual 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships have been awarded to Eau Claire, WI for Feb. 27th – Mar. 1st, 2015 ****




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Press Release

Monday October 20, 2014

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA – The International Snowshoeing Federation is pleased to announce that Triathlon Quebec, based in Montreal Canada, has joined the ISSF as a 2015
Associate Member. Triathlon Quebec is working to promote and develop the summer and winter triathlon sports. They are planning to host snowshoe running competitions this winter to further develop the new winter triathlon format that includes snowshoe running. Triathlon Quebec expects to have a significant presence at the 2015 ISSF World Snowshoe  Championships and the 2015 ITU Winter Triathlon both in Quebec City Canada next February-March 2015 taking place as part of the International Masters Winter World Games.

 Triathlon Quebec joins the Slovak Snowshoe Running Federation and Redfeather Snowshoes as recent additions to the growing ISSF membership. Other current ISSF member organizations represent the sport in Switzerland, Japan, Catalonia, The United States, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Russia and Sweden. As the sport of snowshoe running continues to grow worldwide, the ISSF is excited about the possibility that additional member organizations from Great Britain, Norway, Spain, Finland, Nepal and others may soon decide to join the ranks of ISSF membership. The ISSF is committed to organizing and presenting the sport on a global level, including the annual ISSF World Snowshoe Championships, in the hopes of one day gaining the necessary recognition to be included in the Winter Olympic Program.



2015 National Championships

 Lowe’s Creek County Park in Eau Claire, WI

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Visit the website of the 2015 National Snowshoe Championships for the most up to date information on places to stay, the area and how to register for the event.


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Press  Release


 September  1st, 2014

Raleigh, NC - The United States Snowshoe Association is very pleased to announce the results of the recently concluded election of the 2014-2016 USSSA Board of Regional Athletic Delegates (commonly referred to as the "BORAD"). All current 2013-2014 USSSA members were asked to submit nominations for regional representatives and also candidates to sit on the USSSA's "Athletes" and "Technical" Panels. The now 24 member board is the decision/policy making body that governs the USSSA's annual National Snowshoe Championship Program. After collecting all nominations earlier this summer, a ballot was generated and sent to each USSSA member. All votes were due in by 9pm EST Sunday August 31st. The USSSA would like to thank the outgoing members of the BORAD who served from 2012-2014. It was a very busy term for them and many new and exciting policies were put in place by the board. At this time the USSSA would like to introduce the new 2014-2016 USSSA BORAD: 

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Press Release

Monday August 4th, 2014

Raleigh, NC: The United States Snowshoe Association is very pleased to announce that has joined the 2014 U.S. National Snowshoe Team as a presenting sponsor for the upcoming season. Based out of Easthampton MA, is considered one of the preeminent online event registration services in the Country. The 2014 U.S. National Snowshoe Team, comprised of twenty- three members from Minnesota, Iowa, Maine, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts,Vermont, New Hampshire and Colorado includes Junior (19 and Under) Senior (20-39 yrs. of age) and Masters (40+) aged athletes. Team members are expected to compete all across the U.S. during the 2014-2015 season,ulminating in the 15th Annual US National Snowshoe Championships in Eau Claire, WI next February 27th- March 2nd, 2015. Team members are also expected to compete at the 2015 International Masters Winter World Games in Quebec City Canada during the week of January 31st - February 8th, 2015 which will open with the International Snowshoeing Federation's (ISSF) World Snowshoe Championships on January 31st. "The U.S. National Snowshoe Team is very appreciative of the support that is providing this season" reports Mark Elmore, the U.S. Snowshoe Assoc. Sports Director and National Snowshoe Team Director.


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Press Release
Monday July 21, 2014
Chaucas Hats joins the 2014 National Snowshoe team as the Official Headwear Sponsor
The United States Snowshoe Association ( is pleased to announce that Choucas
Hats of New Hampshire will be joining the 2014 U.S. National Snowshoe Team by providing team members with their outstanding performance beanies for training and competition!. The 2014 U.S. National Snowshoe Team is comprised of twenty-two of the finest winter endurance athletes the country has to offer. The team
rosters are as follows
Junior Boys National Team
Mitchell Ryan - New York
Carter Stripp - Massachusetts
Zach Marshall - Vermont
Senior Men's National Team
Eric Hartmark - Minnesota
Scott Gall - Iowa
Nicholas Wheeler - Maine
Mike Galoob - Rhode Island
Jeffrey Quednow - Wisconsin
Master Men's National Team
Kelly Mortenson - Minnesota
James Pawlicki - Massachusetts
David Dunham - Massachusetts
Junior Girls National Team
Jeanette Cudney - New York
Rachael Jones - New York Chloe Mattilio - New York
Senior Women's National Team
Amber Ferreira - New Hampshire Kristina Folcik - New Hampshire
Ashley Krause - Massachusetts
Sarah Gall - Iowa
Abbey Wood - New Hampshire
Master Women's National Team
Anita Ortiz - Colorado
Karen Simmonds-Brady - N.Y. Jennifer Chaudoir - Wisconsin
Team Director: Mark Elmore of Raleigh, NC
Many of these athletes are expected to compete all across the U.S., as well as internationally, in numerous
major snowshoe race events including the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Eau Claire, WI and the 2015 ISSF Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. World Snowshoe Championships in Quebec City Canada.
For more information on the United States National Snowshoe Team and/or the U.S. Snowshoe Association, Inc., go to To learn more about Choucas Hats, please visit www.


Press Release

Tuesday June 24th, 2014

Corinth, N.Y. – The U.S. Snowshoe is pleased to announce that Redfeather Snowshoes of LaCrosse WI will serve as a Presenting Sponsor of the inaugural 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Half Marathon Championship. The USSSA’s Board of Regional Athletic Delegates, which governs the USSSA’s National Snowshoe Championship Program, recently approved the addition of two new events to the annual national championships. The snowshoe half marathon event is to be added in 2015 at Lowe’s Creek County Park in Eau Claire, WI on Sunday March 1st, 2015. The full marathon distance event will not be added in 2015 but at a future date.

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In 2013 the USSSA Board of Regional Athletic Delegates (BORAD) adopted what is being popularly being called the “Schwam Rule”. This new policy allows the top three finishers in each age group from the 2014 national championships to earn automatic eligibility for the 2015 national championships in Wisconsin. This policy was first proposed by BORAD member Marcy Schwam of Massachusetts. Schwam, a world renowned ultra-marathoner and longtime snowshoe racer and advocate, proposed this rule last year and the BORAD voted to adopt it.

It is hoped this new policy will serve to deepen the fields at the annual national championships. The following list of snowshoe athletes includes, the first “national class” of athletes to benefit from the “Schwam Rule”, certainly reflects the talent and depth that competes each season at the national snowshoe championships.


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