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Santa Fe Snow Shoe Classic 2013

Sat January 12, 2013
Location: Santa Fe, NM US 87501 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Snow Shoe Race
10:00AM MST
1 mile kids race
10:00AM MST
Norski Trails, Hyde Park Rd.
Santa Fe, NM US 87501

3.6 mile snow shoe race (run/hike) on rolling terrain at 10,000 feet elevation. 

Novices encouraged!

Great awards and prizes!  Post-race raffle!  Race site is the Norski Trails, 15 miles up Hyde Park Road, on the left just before the Santa Fe Ski area.

Special $5 snow shoe rental  at REI Santa Fe store the day before the race to return the day of the race.  You must take your runsignup.com receipt to the store receive this special price.

The online registration fee is paid by the race organizer. Please sign up online, it helps us run the event more smoothly and doesn't cost you any extra. Registration Fees go up $5 on race day.

Note that when registering, the race fee will be $25.  Reduced fees for youth and kids will be applied at check out based on your birthdate.

Note to Striders members - you can only get the 10% club discount if you pre-register - not on race day. Enter coupon code supplied to you in an email to get this discount. 

The race is located at the Norski Trails which are about 15 miles up Hyde Park Road on the left hand side just after the overlook and before the Santa Fe Ski Area.   It takes about 40 minutes to drive from the plaza area of Santa Fe, assuming dry road conditions.  Please allow extra time for ski area traffic and snowy/icy roads.

The map you can access above through this runsignup page by clicking on "get directions" at the top is not accurate.  Please see www.santafestriders.org (click on the "Location" header in this section) for a map to the race location and a map of the course.

In the interests of fairness, legal snow shoes for this race are defined generally by  the United States Snow Shoe Association (USSSA) Snowshoe Size Regulations. 

We are aware there are some pretty minimal size snow shoes on the market.  It is your responsibilty to make sure yours meet the basic regulations.  If  your snow shoes are on the USSSA approved list or measure at least 7 inches at the widest point and at least 20 inches at the longest point (tip to tail) we will accept them as legal for this race. We reserve the right to measure your snow shoes and remove you from prize competition if they do not meet this requirement.

Children (<15 years old) may wear any size snow shoe.

A full description of USSA size regulations and a current list of legal snow shoes can be found at http://www.snowshoeracing.com/legal_size.htm (or click on the section heading "legal snow shoes" above).  


Kid's Race

An approximately 1 mile loop for kids (14 and under) is available (this is a little less than half a loop of the full Norski Trails).  Kids may choose the distance that is best for them when registering.   The Kids 1 mile race will start at the same time as the full race.  Kids race participants are eligible for the giveaways and awards.  Adults may accompany their children on the course without registering (please don't cross the finish line with your kid, it confuses the timers).


Post race raffle for all entrants from REI and the Running Hub

$50 Running Hub gift certificates for overall male and female racers.

Awards for 1st-3rd for 14 and under, 15-19 and then 10 year age groups, based on age on race day. (If there are some little kids, we will add an age group for them.)

This is a New Mexico Cup Race Series Featured Event. You are automatically entered in the series by doing this race.  Series awards will be based on your age on Dec. 31, 2013. See http://www.newmexicocupraceseries.com/ for details.


Not enough snow?

Don't even think it!

In the highly unlikely event that there is not enough snow, the race will still be held as a foot race with the same great prizes and the same great fun.  "Not enough snow" means that significant stretches of the trail are not covered.   If conditions are hard pack snow with some short bare sections, snow shoes will be required.  The race director will make the decision as to  snow shoes vs. running shoes.  This may not be decided until race morning after walking the course - if conditions are iffy, come prepared for either event.  If it will be a foot race then you may use YakTrax or some other traction footwear.  You may not use YakTrax or similar devices in place of snow shoes if the director rules it will be a snow shoe race (see legal snow shoe section, above).


Dogs are not allowed on the Norski trails as per Forest Service rules.  Please leave your dog at home or in your car during the race.  Dogs are allowed on the Winsor trail which crosses the Norski trail parking lot and on most other nearby trails.  

Visit the Striders web site for more information and maps.  www.santafestriders.org

Email the race director Kris Peterson at kp.santafe@gmail.com

Call the Race Director at 505-820-6247. Leave a message and she will return your call.


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