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 snowshoeracing.com.
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 mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.
... 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 cutemoose.net for events, training and equipment information, and Web links.