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A round-up of the best and fastest snowshoe races all around the country

If the idea of trudging through powder with giant paddles strapped on each foot makes you want to snuggle under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate, maybe reconsider. Snowshoe running can be fun while also being a great workout. And because of its accessibility and low cost (at least compared to other cold-weather activities), snowshoe races are popping up across the country, offering “strength training and racing opportunities in the depth of winter,” says Erika Burr, race director of the Fairbanks Snowshoe Classic. “I think a race is as good a time as any to try snowshoe running.” These races are all sanctioned by the United States Snowshoe Association , but don’t worry—the events are open to athletes of all abilities. “If you can walk a 5K, you can finish,” says Kevin Foreman, race director of the White River Snowshoe Race in Mount Hood, Oregon. Here are 12 of our fav...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/12-snowshoe-races-to-ru...

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