main event

What: U.S. national snowshoe championships

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: Lowes Creek County Park, Eau Claire

Information: For a listing of races and event times, go online to the U.S. Snowshoe Association website at

try a walk ...

Forget racing. If you're interested in getting into snowshoes for the first time, there are myriad opportunities at state, regional and county parks. Some are listed in Do This Now (Page OW2) each week. Also, go online to the Minnesota DNR's calendar at

... or a race

No kidding. Somewhere in the Upper Midwest, there is a race or event happening every weekend. From 5Ks and 10Ks to "dog jogs" and snowshoe walks, the races and outings are plentiful. Go online to for events, training and equipment information, and Web links.