The list of entrants in this weekend’s U.S. Snowshoe Championships is truly impressive, with competitors from all around the country gathering in Woodford, Vt., for a good old-fashioned snowshoe throwdown. The youngest entrant is 7! The oldest is 84! Exclamation points all around for what should be a great race!
What to do
2014 U.S. Snowshoe Championships, Woodford, Vt.
Start time: 10:00 (women), 11:30 (men)
Race-day registration: No. If you qualified, you have to register by Friday at noon.
Note: There will be events all weekend, including a 5k race open to anyone. Check the event schedule for all the details.
Winter Wild Mount Sunapee, Newbury, N.H.
Distance: 4 miles
Start time: 6:30
Race-day registration: yes
What to read
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Some late-winter motivation from Sebastien Chaigneau: