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2014 Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle

2014 Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
The 9th Annual Dash in the Snow
5K & 10K Run/Walk
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Long Lake Regional Park
New Brighton, MN
Registration starts at 8:00am - Race at 10:00am

The Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle (TCSS) is the biggest snowshoe race in Minnesota!  Participants come from around the country to participate in this fun and challenging winter race. The TCSS is a regional qualifier for the US Snowshoe Association's 2014 Dion National Snowshoe Championship race.

The race is also part of the Braveheart Series, a free series that allows racers to earn points and win free prizes.  

There are 4 courses: a 5K and a 10K track set up for the racers, a 5K dog walk, and a "fun run" course set up for the kids! Awards are given to the top 3 men and women finishers in each of 7 age categories, which are listed on the registration form.  The race will be officially timed. 

Not that serious?  This event is fun for people of all ages and abilities.  Walking or running with snowshoes is a fun and healthy activity. The TCSS is a great opportunity to get outside with your friends or family!

Proceeds are used to provide scholarships for children to attend Camp Bovey, a summer camp.  Camp Bovey's mission is to provide a safe place for youth to have fun while participating in outdoor activities that help build respect for themselves, one another and the environment.

RETURNING THIS YEAR: Canines for Camp - 5K Dog Walk
5K Dog Walk

Since the Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle's inception, we have noticed an increasing turnout of racers with dogs. Racers will still be able to run or walk in the snowshoe race with their dogs, but we created a sub-event for dog lovers that is less competitive and more relaxing, but still a great way to get exercise for owners and dogs during the cold winter months. Each participant will receive a gift bag with dog items as well as a race shirt.

REGISTRATION: $35 entry fee ($40 after January 17th), $20 for students aged 13-23 and $25 for the dog walk allows you to participate and includes an event shirt and chili lunch after the race. Snowshoes will be available for rental. Register on Active.com.

RACER BIB PICK-UP (Before the race): Avoid race-day lines and check-in early!  You can get your race number and confirm shoe rental.  Pick up is on Friday, January 31 from 5-7 at East Side Neighborhood Services.  

ON RACE DAY: The race starts at 10:00am, but bib pick-up starts at 8:00am.  We encourage you to arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to pick up your race number (and snowshoes if you are renting) and stretch and warm up before the race.

RACE RESULTS: While the race has been run since 2006, race results are available online for the following years:
20102011, 2012, 2013

LODGING: For out-of-town racers, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Homewood Suites by Hilton.  The hotel is offering a special rate and is located less than a mile from the race. Contact the hotel at (651) 631-8002 for details.

The Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle honors the memory of Joe Holewa, event co-founder and a lifelong snowshoer up to age 87.
Check out this video from the 2011 Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle!



Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle 5K Map

TCSS 5K



Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
 10K Map

TCSS 10K






Dog Walk 5K Map


Register by Mail or Online
 
An entry fee of $35  ($20 for students aged 13-23) includes registration, a long sleeved knit shirt and a post event warm-up chili lunch. Local sports equipment outlets have rental equipment and a limited number of shoes can be rented through the registration form. 
  • Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women finishers in each of 7 categories categories which are listed on the registration form
  • A United States Snowshoe Association regional qualifier event

You can register at Active.com by following this link: www.active.com

Alternatively, you can download the registration form and mail it to: 

Snowshoe Shuffle
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


Post Race Warm Up

Please join us for a post-race warm-up Chili Lunch and Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction
held at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413!
 
The Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle is a fundraiser will all proceeds 
going to the benefit of Camp Bovey.  We host the Silent Auction event at the Chili Lunch, giving attendees adequate time to view the items, submit their bids, and give donor recognition.   Our supporters generously donate a variety of gifts, outdoor enthusiast items, certificates, tickets, and more. 
 
We are seeking support for this special part of the day's events.   First, we need auction items.  Please consider any products, tickets, inventory, or services you can share with us.  Second, we welcome your monetoray contribution, of any size, to supplement the auction items.  We have some creative volunteers that will give your donation a winning poster and recognize you/your company in our printed and online materials.
 
To make a Silent Auction donation, please contact Mary Anstett at 612-781-6011 or manstett@esns.org.  If it's not mailable, we have volunteers who will pick up your gift.  Thank you for considering supporting us.