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4 Northern Wisconsin Snowshoe Races Still Happening in 2021

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Late January check-in time: how is everyone doing on your New Year’s resolutions?

If you aimed to exercise more or spend more time in nature in 2021, we’ve got your back! Take to the trails of northern Wisconsin with one of these exhilarating snowshoe races. These races are happily still happening and have been reimagined for 2021 to keep your health and safety as a top consideration.

4 Northern Wisconsin Snowshoe Races Happening in 2021

Phillips Flurry: January 1–23, 2021 (Virtual)

Are you looking for motivation to get out there in the fresh snow but don’t feel ready to join an in-person race? The Phillips Flurry race/run/walk is just the event for you! The concept is simple. Choose between the 5K and 10K distance. Register and run on your own between January 1 and January 23, 2021. Report your results by noon on January 24, 2021, and receive your race swag. This event is part of the Phillips WinterFest, which features tons of fun in-person events alongside this virtual race. To learn more, register, and report your results, visit the Phillips Flurry website.

IRONBULL Rib Mountain Adventure Challenge—Winter Edition: Saturday, January 23

Up North winters aren’t one-trick ponies. They provide endless opportunities for adventurous silent sports aficionados—from snowshoeing and trekking to fat-tire biking, and much more! If you’re a multisport winter athlete, check out the IRONBULL Rib Mountain Adventure Challenge, to be held in a top-secret location in Wausau, Wisconsin. This event includes 15K on bike, a 5K trek, and a 2K snowshoe adventure. To learn more and to register, visit the Rib Mountain Adventure Challenge page of the IRONBULL website.

Balsam Lake Snowshoe Race: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Bring your friends, your family, and even your dogs for an adventure in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin! Join the 10th Annual Balsam Lake Snowshoe Race in American Legion in Pine Park, located at 311 Tuttle Street in Balsam Lake. This beautiful 5K race route begins at Pine Park, follows a designated trail in the woodland areas surrounding Balsam Lake, and ends on Mill Pond. Because inside registration at the location is limited, you must preregister. Until January 29, preregistration fee is $15 for walkers and runners; registration after January 29 is $20. Check-in will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. Prizes include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in kids’, women’s, and men’s divisions; door prizes; and swag bags for all participants. All proceeds go toward the improvement of Pine Park. For more information, visit the Balsam Lake Snowshoe Race website.

Scotch Creek Woodland Waddle: Sunday, February 21

Head to Edgar for the Scotch Creek Woodland Waddle 5K snowshoe race and walk on Sunday, February 21. The event, sponsored by the Edgar Area Trail Supporters starts at the Edgar High School baseball diamond and travels over cross-country ski and single-track trails in the gently hilly Scotch Creek Woodland Preserve. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s race will not have a mass start. Instead, participants can start at any time between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Awards will be mailed to the top three finishers in the following age groups: 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Because Edgar Public Schools will not be open this year for warming or bathroom use, please consider using a bathroom at a local gas station before the event. Participants must register prior to Sunday, February 14. Contact Mark Stankowski at mastankowski@gmail.com or 715-574-1101 or Bruce Kralcik at 715-352-2055 for registration information. A registration form is available right over here.

Don’t let winter pass you by. Register for one of these great northern Wisconsin snowshoe races today!

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