Calling all snowshoers!
The first ever Sask-quatch Hustle is this Saturday, February 2, whether the groundhog sees a shadow or not. I’m excited to see this event in action! And, despite the frigid temperatures outside right now (currently -26, windchill -39 C), the weatherman says we can expect about -5 C for the event on Saturday!!
Our race will be in conjunction with the South Saskatchewan Mountain Bike Club‘s 3rd annual IceCycle.
After testing our course a little more, we have decided that there will be just two heats of snowshoeing, for a total of around 4 km. The course is just a little bit shy of 2 km for adults, and a bit longer than 1 km for kids.
Registration will open at 11:30 and the first race will start shortly after 12:00. We will get going, then the cyclists will start their first heat. We will be able to watch the cyclists for part of the second heat and then head out again. Be sure to pack warm clothes for in between heats and after the race is over.
After the race, we will gather in the SSMBC tents for a sausage on a bun and juice. There will also be a beer garden, with 4 beer styles from Slow Food Pub available. Beer will be $5. There will also be hot chocolate and cookies. (there will be propane heaters in the tents)
If you have not already registered, registration cost is $15 for non-members, $5 for members.
Extras: I am told there will be a kiteboarding demo and the Wascana mascot will be there as well.
Where to go: We will be right across from the Conexus Arts Centre on the south side of the Wascana Waterfowl Park (see map).
Check out my blog post on tips for snowshoe racing. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on RRRC events.
Memberships are valid until the end of March, but I can collect forms and fees if you are looking to renew. Any new memberships will be valid until March 2014.