Saskquatch Hustle 2014

Calling all snowshoers and “never tried snowshowing, but are game for anything” people!

The second annual Saskquatch Hustle will be Sunday, February 16. I’m excited to see this event continue from last year! And, despite the frigid temperatures outside right now (as I write this it is -27, windchill -38 C), we can hope for some warmth by the 16th!!

Our race will be in conjunction with the South Saskatchewan Mountain Bike Club‘s 4th annual IceCycle.

There will be 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.

full course zoom
Full course
       kid's course
Kid’s short course

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 BBQ and beer garden. There will be propane heaters in the tents.

Date:                  16 February 2014
Distance:         4 km Snowshoe race (Two 2 km heats)
Start location:         We will be right across from the Conexus Arts Centre on the south side of the               Wascana Waterfowl Park (see map).
Start time:         12:00 PM
Weather Cut-Off:         -30°C at 10 AM race day.
Register online. Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Online registration is available until February 14th. Race day registrations may be accepted, but will be charged a $10 late fee.

Unless you have Sask-quatch feet, bring your snowshoes!

Track and Trail and Fresh Air Experience both rent snowshoes, but book early because Feb 16 falls on the long weekend.

Check out my blog post on tips for snowshoe racing.

If you can put up a 2014 Saskquatch Hustle poster for us, please do so!

2014 Saskquatch Hustle poster pic

If the race is cancelled, participants will have their race fees transferred to a RRRC event of their choice in the next calendar year.

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