- updatedJanuary 9, 2009

2009 US SNOWSHOE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

March 8 , 2009
White River Snow Park, Mt. Hood
Start Times Vary - Check the Schedule!

SCHEDULES - MAPS - EVENTS

** You do not need a USSSA Membership to participate in the EXPO,
the MEET AND GREET,
the Relay, the Citizens Race, or the Kilo.
**

** YOU MAY ENTER MORE THAN ONE EVENT **
Please fill out one entry per event.

The National Championship Events require USSSA Membership and Qualification.

Please check schedule regularly for additions and minor changes.

Saturday, March 7th
Location - White River Sno Park (WEST)
:: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Course preview and walk available
:: 1:30 PM - Walk the course with USSSA Director Mark Elmore.

:: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Race Check-In / Registration (Day of race registration and check-in also available)

At the Zig Zag Inn
:: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Event Meet and Greet - Zig Zag Inn


Sunday, March 8th
Location - White River Sno Park (WEST)
:: 8:00 AM - Race Check-In and Registration
:: 9:30 AM - Juniors 5K Championship Race (Men/Women)
:: 10:15 AM - Citizens 5K (Men/Women)
:: 11:00 AM - Women's 10K Championship Race
:: 11:45 AM - Men's 10K Championship Race
:: 12:45 PM - KIDS 1K Shuffle
:: 1:00 PM - Relay Championships 3x2.5K

*** NEW Course Maps with updated Elevation Profiles POST on February 23rd.
** Here is a map of the route.

Course Information:
Course low elevation: 4100'
5K High Elevation: 4400'
10K High Elevation 4650'

Terrain:
The terrain may change and vary depending on weather. Typically this course will be:
50% Hard packed with ample width for passing and being passed.
25% in the TREES and more single track and technical (not that technical).
25% moderate and varied -- a cross between the two terrains listed above.

The courses feature a variety of terrains, with some groomed, some hard packed, and some back country portions. For the 5K course participants will complete a 2.5K loop twice, and for the 10K course, competitors will complete a 5K course twice. For the relay, each of the three competitors will complete one 2.5K lap. The relay will feature three divisions: Male, Female, Mixed.

Start and Staging - White River West Sno Park:
From Portland take HWY 26 to Mt. Hood. Continue past Government Camp a few miles to the HWY 35 junction.  Take HWY 35 (North/East) towards Hood River. The Sno Park will be a few miles past the intersection on the west side of the road.  Be sure to have a valid Sno Park Permit. They are availabkle at most businesses in Government Camp and at regional sporting goods stores. More information.


Contact Information:
E: [email protected]
P: 503-223-2825
T: 888-629-0697
F: 503-223-2841


** Special: Charlie Hawse Expedition Productions will be doing some video taping -- putting together some fun footage that will be available to all participants.

Photo by Scott McMullen

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