USSSA 2016 National Championship Qualifying Rules

HOW TO QUALIFY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

2016 National Championship Events

 

 

NEW in 2016

To be eligible to participate in the annual National Snowshoe Championships events, one only needs to be a current USSSA member.

Participating in a USSSA recognized “qualifying” event IS NO LONGER REQUIRED!

  

 

     How to qualify to compete in the 2016 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships;

How to Qualify to Compete in Jr. 5km or Sr. 10km National Champ. Event:

  1. An athlete must be a current member of the U.S. Snowshoe Association. The annual membership fee is $30.00 and that includes a one year subscription to the Trail Runner Magazine, among other benefits.

2.      ALSO….the USSSA offers two other categories of participation at the National Snowshoe Championships. ACTIVE members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to participate and compete in the All-Military Division of the Senior 10km, Half Marathon or Marathon events. These participants MUST BE current USSSA members. Team awards are presented in the Senior 10km and Junior 5km National Championship events.

  1. The USSSA also offers an International Division of competition in the Senior Men’s and Women’s 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon events. Athletes who ARE NOT  US citizens may compete for awards. These athletes DO need to be current USSSA members.

 

 

How to Qualify to Compete in the Snowshoe Half Marathon and new Snowshoe Marathon National Champ. Event:

1.      An athlete must be a current member of the U.S. Snowshoe Association. The annual membership fee is $30.00 and that includes a one year subscription to the Trail Runner Magazine, among other benefits.

2.      The Half Marathon and Marathon Snowshoe National Championship events have time limits. Athletes should enter expecting to complete these arduous events, sometimes at altitude, in 4 hours for the Half Marathon and 8 hours for the full Marathon event.

 

 

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