Beaver Creek’s Snowshoe Running Series Kicks Off Sunday, Jan. 3, A Winter Sport Classic for All

23 December 2015
Snowshoe diehards, enthusiasts and first-timers will flock to Beaver Creek Resort on Sunday, Jan. 3 to test their determination in the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition presented by Aquafina. The series has evolved over the last 18 years to become one of the largest and longest running snowshoe races in the country. 
 
The event features three races; the Western Hillside 10k is for competitors seeking challenge and glory; the Western Hillside 5k will put newcomers and novices to the test; the Kids 1K allows kids to experience the first-time thrill of racing on snow. Starting at 8,100 ft and surrounded by a breathtaking panorama of the Rocky Mountains, racers shuffle, step, and sprint to the finish line.
 
The races kick off at 11 a.m. at Creekside Park in Beaver Creek. The races feature a slope-side sponsor expo and a post event party at The Dusty Boot, which gives participants a chance to win a variety of giveaways and enjoy a post-race meal. Limited free demo and rental snowshoes provided by Atlas Snow-Shoe Company are available at the races as long as supplies last. Participants should head to Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center at the base of Strawberry Park Express Lift for additional demo and snowshoe rentals.
 
To register online, visit www.beavercreek.com. To register in person the day of the race, a tent will be set up across from the Covered Bridge by the shuttle stop in Beaver Creek Village from 8:30 to 10:40 a.m. Next races in the series take place on Jan. 31 and Feb 28. These snowshoe races are made possible by Beaver Creek Resort, the Beaver Creek Resort Company, Aquafina, Nature Valley, Atlas Snow-Shoe Company , East West Destination Hospitality, and the Dusty Boot Steakhouse and Saloon.
 
The Complete Snowshoe Running Series:
 
Sunday, January 3, 2016 Western Hillside Course
8:30AM – Check In & Registration (Base of the Covered Bridge Escalator)
11:00AM – Race Start
Start/Finish: Creekside Park
5K Map  10K Map

Sunday January 31, 2016 Eastern Hillside Course
8:30AM – Check In & Day Of Event Registration (Base of the Covered Bridge Escalator)
11:00AM – Race Start
Start/Finish: Creekside Park
5K Map  10K Map
 
Sunday, February 28, 2016 McCoy Park Course
8:30AM – Strawberry Park Lift Opens
8:45AM – Check In & Day Of Event Registration (McCoy Park)
11:00AM – Race Start
Start/Finish: McCoy Park – Beaver Creek Nordic Center

To learn more about the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Running Series visit www.beavercreekrunningseries.com and for winter lodging deals at Beaver Creek visit www.beavercreek.com.
 
Media Assets: Photos of the Snowshoe Race can be accessed here.
 
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Media Contacts:
Rachael Woods, rwoods1@vailresorts.com, (970) 754-5292
Stacie Mesuda, samesuda@vailresorts.com, (970) 754-5169
 
About Beaver Creek Resort
Renowned for legendary attention to detail, World-Cup mountain pedigree, intimate alpine village, and reputation as one the world’s top luxury destinations, Beaver Creek Resort represents incomparable elegance and Rocky Mountain leisure which spoils guests for anywhere else with an unparalleled level of world-class service. Just 30 minutes east of Eagle Airport (EGE) and 2.5 hours west of Denver International Airport (DIA), Beaver Creek offers luxury accommodations throughout three villages and ski-in, ski-out luxury lodges and hotels. More than 40 in-resort and slope-side restaurants, elegant village boutiques, cherished daily traditions and activities such as world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding spanning 1832 acres with 3340 vertical feet of descent, snow shoeing, Nordic skiing, and ice skating in the Beaver Creek village. Visit BeaverCreek.com for additional information and vacation planning. 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

 
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