2012 USSSA National Championship Information

On the Trail. . .High Altitude Trail Running - A Breathtaking Experience

By Adam W. Chase
As featured in the issue of Running Times Magazine

"Peak performance" sums it all up. Running trails at high altitude is, indeed, a breathtaking experience, with the awesome beauty above timberline, the colorful wildflowers and undaunted wildlife and the inspirational views from above it all. However, in order for trail runners to earn such views, they must deal with the reality that higher elevations are physically demanding.

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2012 USSSA National Championship Information Page

As more details are finalized they will be posted here

Last updated 2/23/2012

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  • A new course for the USSSA National Championship Race has been laid out so that spectators will have more chances to view the athletes as they compete.

    Below are quotes from people who have had the opportunity to check the course out.

    Robyn Cornwell, Summit Middle School Special Education Teacher, "This course was the best course you have ever created!  I've run this race all four years and it was the most beautiful out of all of them!"

    Brett Tomlinson, Princiapl of Snowy Peaks High School, "This course was awesome!  I really liked how you could see the racers in front of you the whole race.  You could really size up where you stood in the race and make your move accordingly.  I am sooooo bummed I am going to the Domincan Republic that weekend...I want to race it again!"

    Mitch Kasyon, National Snowshoe Junior Champ 2011, "I really hope this course is the National Course!"

    Samantha Lewis, National Junior Champ 2010 and 2011, "I really liked running through the trees; that was really fun!"

    Tim Hola, PowerBar Sponsor, "Looooved the course."

    Andy Bradford, Holiday Inn Marketing Director, "This was my first ever snowshoe race and this was the most physically demanding athletic event I have ever done.  That being said; I cannot wait to race Natioanls on this same course again!"

    Karl Barth, Summit High School PE Teacher/Head Women's Rugby and Ski and Lacrosse Coach, "I wanted to race the 5K under 45 minutes.  I ran it in 43 minutes...now I have to race the Citizens' Race even faster!  I am glad you have decided to run the course in reverse of LMT too...you will be able to scream down the west side so quickly no one will be able to stop you!"



      Course elevation below







    Image below is from the top of the hill that appears on the course profile above as the smaller bumps. The orange arrow is the finish line

    Good News

    You will be able to inspect the entire course before the race.


  • Dion 2012

  • National Snowshoe Championships

  • Friday-Sunday February 24th-26th, 2012

  •    Summit High School adjacent Iron Springs Open Space

    in Frisco, Co         

    Event Director: Darren orangeman6@q.com

    Mark Elmore Ė USSSA Sports Director. 518-420-6961. usssasnowshoeguy@gmail.com

    Nationals include:

    a) 5km Junior Boys & Girls National Championship

    b) 10km Senior Womenís National Championship

    c) 10km Senior Menís National Championship

    d) Citizenís 5km Snowshoe Run/Walk

    e) Kidís Kilo Snowshoe Run/Walk

    f) 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay

    Plus; Vendor Expo and Prize Raffles.

    Register online with



    2012 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

    12th Annual!

    Friday-Sunday February 24th-26th, 2012


    Proposed Schedule of Events


    Friday February 24th, 2012:


                11am    -           Course Preview/Event Registration/Athlete Check-In at Summit High School

                                        presented by PreRace.com.

                5-7pm     -           Championship Reception presented by Summit H. S. & TSL Snowshoes at SHS.

    Friday Night National Championship Reception

    Free for all registered athletes


    Saturday February 25th, 2012:

                8am      -           Course Preview/Event Registration/Athlete Check-In at Summit High School

                                        presented by Easton Snowshoes.

                9am      -           Junior Boys & Girls 5km National Championship presented by Atlas Snowshoes

                10am    -           Senior Womenís 10km National Champs. presented by Crescentmoon Snowshoes.

                11:30am  -       Senior Menís 10km National Championship event presented by Dion Snowshoes.

    1pm     -           Kidís Kilo Snowshoe Run/Walk presented by Trail Runner Magazine.

    1:15pm -          Citizenís 5km Snowshoe Run/Walk presented by Redfeather Snowshoes

    4:00pm      -     Awards Ceremony at SHS presented by Snowshoe Magazine

    6pm     -           Frisco ďWide Opení presented by Town of Frisco.


    Sunday February 26th, 2012:


                9am      -           Course Preview/Event Registration/Athlete Check-In for the 4 x 2.5km

    Snowshoe Team Relay event. Event categories: High School (19 and Under)Boys &

    Girls & Mixed, Open (20-39) Men, Women & Mixed, and Masters (40+) Men,

    Women & Mixed presented by Onion River Sports & Snowshoes Direct.

                10am    -           4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay presented by Hammer Nutrition Products.

                11:30am -        Awards & Closing of Championships presented by Mizuno USA.




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