2022 COLLEGIATE SNOWSHOE
JANUARY 29 - LEADVILLE, COLORADO
The Collegiate Running Association is pleased to build upon existing partnerships with the United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) and the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) to endorse the 2nd Collegiate Snowshoe National Championship. With an interruption by COVID in 2021 this will mark the second year the United States Snowshoe Association will include the Collegiate Snowshoe Championships.
The 2022 Colorado Cup Snowshoe Race at Colorado Mountain College (Leadville, Colorado) will host the Collegiate Snowshoe National Championship and the National Youth Snowshoe Racing Championship on January 29th. Racers from across the nation will ascend to Colorado Mountain College Leadville to compete in a 5km championship or open 10km event. Competitors that are in high school or college are eligible to compete for individual and team championships in the 5km distance. The annual Colorado Cup Snowshoe 10km race will also take place concurrently.
The United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) is excited to be kicking off a new chapter with new leadership following legendary USSSA Sports Director, Mark Elmore’s retirement and an important partnership with the American Trail Running Association (ATRA). With ATRA’s support, USSSA will continue building upon the success of the Collegiate and Junior (U20) National Championships. The future of snowshoe racing is bright!
The race course will feature spectacular trails for novice and experienced snowshoe racers alike. Fly through the woods all while racing in the shadows of Colorado’s highest peaks, and follow in the footsteps of past championship racers from the storied snowshoe racing venue of Colorado Mountain College!
The event is open to the public and will offer events for everyone, of all ages and abilities. Collegiate male and female athletes will compete in a 5km snowshoe race. The Collegiate Snowshoe National Championships will feature a national collegiate division in the 5km with individual and team awards presented within the collegiate division. The top collegiate finisher in the men’s and women’s 5km will be declared the 2022 Collegiate Snowshoe National Champions and the top 5 will earn All-America honors.
This event will not only crown national champions in the collegiate and youth divisions, the top 5 overall U20 finishers will comprise the USSSA Junior National Team earning berths on the 2022 U.S. Junior (U20) National Snowshoe Teams making those athletes eligible to represent the USA in international snowshoe competition over the upcoming year.
Questions regarding this exciting event? Contact Darren Brungardt, Race Director – firstname.lastname@example.org. Informational websites are located below and here: Registration, snowshoeracing.com and LeadvilleTwinLakes.com.