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The annual Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic is back! Register at runsignup.com to receive great swag, win cool prizes, and have a great reason to get outside this winter! The in-person registration fee is $35 (increasing to $40 on January 1), and the virtual registration fee is $40. Proceeds will benefit Santa Fe Search and Rescue. In addition to volunteering at past Snowshoe Classics, Santa Fe Search and Rescue provides trained teams to participate in wilderness searches for people who are missing, injured, or lost.
Gather at the Big Tesuque Campground off of Hyde Park Road on January 28, 2023. The race will start at 9 a.m. Please carpool and arrive early; parking is limited. The course is a 6-kilometer lollipop shape consisting of the Big Tesuque Trail (Tr. 152), the Winsor Trail (Tr. 254), and Pacheco Canyon Road (US Forest Rd.102). Assuming snow conditions are good, participants must wear snowshoes. All participants will receive a technical trucker hat, age-group awards, and raffle prizes.
DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS, THERE WILL NOT BE RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Registered participants can complete their own 6-kilometer (3.5 mile) run or hike anywhere, any time between now and January 31, 2023. Competing in snowshoes on snow is ideal, but one perk of a virtual race is that you can participate anywhere! If you live somewhere without snow, you may still sign up. All registrants will receive a technical trucker hat. (Please make sure to register with your correct mailing address so we can mail the hat to you; the cost of the race includes shipping, although you will also have the option to pick it up at the Running Hub in Santa Fe.)
A technical trucker hat from Boco.
The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Big Tesuque Campground off of Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe. The lollipop-shape course goes out Big Tesuque Trail (#152) and then does a counterclockwise loop via Pacheco Canyon Road (U.S. Forest Road 102) and the Winsor Trail (#254) before returning to the Big Tesuque Trail.
PLEASE carpool. Parking along Hyde Park Road is limited.
Participants may snowshoe (or hike or run) anywhere they'd like! Local runners may choose to complete the regular race course (see attached map), which starts at the Big Tesuque Campground. The lollipop-shape course goes out Big Tesuque Trail (#152) and then does a counterclockwise loop via Pacheco Canyon Road (U.S. Forest Road 102) and the Winsor Trail (#254) before returning to the Big Tesuque Trail.
Other good local spots for running on snow include the Canada Bonita trail system in Los Alamos, the Valles Caldera National Preserve, and the Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Area in Red River. (Depending on public health orders, some of these places may or may not be open; please check their websites and comply with all safety protocols.)
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