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The annual 2023 Colorado Cup Snowshoe Race and Colorado High School Snowshoe Racing Championship will take place at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, 901 S. Highway 24, at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 4.

The event will include 2K, 5K and 10K races, a relay, and a kid’s run.

Youth racers from across the state will compete in the 5K championship, while high school racers can compete in individual and team championships.

The top five high school racers in each gender will be declared all-state. The top three male and female racers in the 10K will receive prizes, and the top male and female high school teams will win awards.

Each high school team must have at least three racers, with the top three racers on each team earning team points. Fourth-place finishers will break any ties.

The well-marked racecourse includes trails for novice and experienced snowshoe racers. The course will start and end on the Nordic ski warm-up loops at CMC Leadville’s multi-purpose field. Racers will run a western and eastern loop.

The event will also offer food, drinks, music, and kids’ activities.

Registration fees are $20 for high school men and women, $10 for the Colorado Cup 2K, $35 for the Colorado Cup 5K and $40 for the Colorado Cup 10K races. All races are limited to 100 participants.

Register online at

Featured image: Racers compete in the 2021 Colorado Cup Snowshoe Race at CMC Leadville. This year’s race takes place Saturday, March 4.