Snowshoe event will be in Bennington County next year
Snowshoe event heads to Bennington
BENNINGTON — The 2014 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Championships will be held March 1 and March 2 next year at Prospect Mountain Ski Area in Woodford, according to the United States Snowshoe Association.
The competition is expected to attract more than 300 athletes from around the country for events that will include senior men and women’s 10k races, a junior 5k race, a 1k “kids kilo,” and a citizens race. Other events are expected to be a four-member team relay for men and women and a 150-yard “dash for cash” straight up Prospect Mountain.
The senior and junior races do require qualification for participants. The criteria for qualification is explained on the website at www.snowshoeracing.com. Active duty military personnel from all branches of the service will be invited to participate in the national championship without qualifying.
The flagship sponsor of the event, Dion Snowshoes, is located in North Bennington.
Net proceeds of the race will be donated to the Bill Koch Youth Ski League and the Mount Anthony Union High School Cross Country Ski Team.
Accommodation information can be obtained from the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be reached by phone at 447-3311, and on the Internet at www.bennington.com.