The snowshoe events are designed for everyone. If you can walk 5-miles you will finish. There will be great competition for the endorphin junkies and great scenery and camaraderie for those looking for a little outdoor adventure. The two events make up the largest snowshoe race in the Northwest. In 2014 more than 200 are expected to participate.
White River 8K:
The White River 8K will begin at the White River West Sno-Park. The course is a 2-loop adventure through the White River Canyon. This is the oldest snowshoe event in the northwest. The route will leave the sno-park and travel to the end of the canyon and return. The course is a narrow loop. -- SOME COURSE CHANGES WILL be made if weather dictates. Course updates will be posted. Some of the course will be designed to include/accommodate snow conditions. It will be 8K.
White River 4K:
The White River 4K will begin at the White River West Sno-Park. The course travels through the upper White River Canyon. This smaller version of the 8K loop will serve as the US Juniors National qualifier. There will be one significant climb on the loop.
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 current Sno-Park Permit.
Registration and Check-in:
Day of race number pick-up and registration will begin at 8:30 AM on race morning -- at White River WEST Sno-Park
Awards will be given out for top overall and division finishers (for both events).
4K: 10&Under, 11-14,15-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+
Depending on the weather and conditions, age group awards will be presented following the event. If they are not presented following the event, they will be mailed. There will be savory treats and some random prizes to give away too.