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2014 Braveheart Snowshoe Racing Series Information

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Braveheart 2012 Results click here.

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The Braveheart Snowshoe Racing Series is returning for the 5th year!  

This year we will again base the series on race participation NOT race placement.    

If you are a new race director and want your race to be part of the series you can contact Braveheart at jimmcdonell1@gmail.com.                                              

It works as follows:

First of all, There is NO fee to participate.                                                       

Runners must register for each race individually.  To participate in the series, racers contact Dave Sykora at snowshower58@gmail.com with name, email address and phone number stating that you want to be in the series.  

Important: In order for the race to count you will be required to report your participation in each race to Dave within a week of completing the race. Only races that are part of the series will count.  Participating races can be found on the “Cute Moose” web site on the “Snowshoe Event” page.  See www.cutemoose.net   Participating races are indicated by "Snowshoe Series" adjacent the races listed on the "Snowshoe Event” page. If there are multiple races for one event you may do any or all of them provided you complete each race entered.  

Note: The USSSA National Competition: Any of the races completed will count for the series. This includes the citizens and relay races. See www.snowshoeracing.com for event schedule and regulations.
You must confirm with Dave Sykora by the 1st of March if you plan to participate and want your race to be included as a Braveheart series point.  

This year the series will have 5 race classifications:

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 Open 

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Mountaineering / Classic

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Clydesdale / Athena

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Juniors

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Kilter’s

Open Class - The participant may wear any size and or style snowshoe as long as the snowshoe is no smaller than the minimum requirements of the United Stated Snowshoe Association (USSSA). See: www.snowshoeracing.com

 

Mountaineering / Classic Class the Mountaineering and Classic class will be combined this year for the drawing portion of the awards.

Mountaineering - Requires the participant to wear a 30 inch or larger snowshoe any construction plus 15-lb pack (back or fanny) or weighted vest.

Note: There are race venues that have their own regulations for their Mountaineering race; i.e. Perkinstown, Badger State Games and Stomp the Swamp. It is recommended that you abide by these regulations. If you wish only to acquire points towards the Braveheart Series follow the series regulations, DO NOT enter the venues Mountaineering race and PLEASE notify the venues race director of your intention before the start of the race. 

ClassicRequires the participant to wear a wood frame snowshoe. The snowshoe can be any size and any decking material, but the snowshoe must have a wood frame.

 

Athena / Clydesdale Class - Athena is female 150lbs+ and Clydesdale is male 200lbs+. You will not be weighed; it will be on the honor system.

Junior ClassThis class will incorporate 13yr and under.

Kilter’s ClassAny race participant that wears a kilt for any of the classes noted above will be entered in the Kilter’s class.

 

Note: You may only score one series point per race even if you qualify for more than one class.

Series Prizes:

There will be separate drawings for each of the race classifications, so participants will be eligible for more than one prize.  

Prizes will be awarded based on drawings held at the end of the season at the Lakewoods Midwest Championships. For every series race completed and reported to Dave Sykora the participant’s name will be entered into a drawing.  

Prizes will include:  3 pairs Dion snowshoes and assorted Dion apparel, two pair of ALTRA running shoes and other items from SILENT GLIDE.

A special award will be given to all participants who complete the required number of series races. There will be four levels for awards: 6-7 races (1 trivet), 8-9 (trivet and 2 coasters), 10-11 (2 trivets and 2 coasters), 12 or more (2 trivets and 4 coasters).  These special awards will be awarded at the Lakewoods Midwest Championships or if winners not present they will be given out the following winter at races.

Get ready for SNOW!!!! 

Photo of the 2010 Award:

Photo of the 2011 Awards:

  


Photo of the 2012 Award: ($20 bill not included!)    2013 Award
    2013 Award

2014 Award BraveheartCake

 

Awards made by Jim McDonell (Braveheart)    Cake made by Beth Sykora

 

Braveheart 2012 Results click here.
Braveheart 2013 Results click here.

Announcing the third annual 2014
 
BRAVEHEART MIDWEST SNOWSHOE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

Relive the fun and excitement of 2011 - 2013... March 7-9, 2014 at Lakewoods Resort near Cable, WI.... (the same location as the 2011 National Snowshoe Championship).

Race with the Best of the Midwest and bring the family to enjoy a winter weekend together.  Special lodging rates if registered early.  Check out  http://www.lakewoodsresort.com/ for registration, updates and more information when available

Friday, March 7, 2014
6:30 AM & 3 PM Hot Air Balloon Rides for Charity.  
9 AM – 4 PM  Race Course Preview
4 PM – 7 PM Onsite Registration

5 PM– 7 PM Racers Reception at Lakewoods Lodge

Saturday March 8, 2014
6:30 AM & 3 PM Hot Air Balloon Rides for Charity.
8 AM Registration

10 AM -- Individual Events (Start at the same time)
   5K Race ($25.00)
   10K Race ($25.00)
   Mountaineering Event ($25.00)
        Requirements for mountaineering:
         Men: 10K, 10"x46" minimum shoe
         Women: 5K, 8"x28" minimum shoe 
Noon -- Kid's Kilo
1 PM -- Relay Race ($40.00 - 4 person teams, 2.5K relay = total 10K)
3 PM -- Hot Air Balloon Rides for Charity
6 PM -- Championship Awards Banquet Pasta Buffet
   Awards & Prize Ceremony to follow (Includes Braveheart Series & Drawings)
   Backwoods Boodie Snowshoe Dance 
 

Sunday March 9, 2014
Open Course for enjoyment
6:30 AM Hot Air Balloon Rides for Charity.

Register early for the big snowshoe Midwest Championship race and fun get-together in Cable, WI!

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