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Not now, I’m falling, not now, find pedals, never this, weird, handlebars, stop, the group, there’s sky…

Moments after the hit. (Myra Klettke Collection)

In an instant, Myra Klettke smacks the pavement hard, flesh red and bleeding among random pebbles scattered like her body. The time, 5:10 p.m., seems inconsequential except for a moment earlier, this collision into her by a car had not happened.

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Press Release

Sunday April 9th, 2017 - Raleigh, NC:  The U.S. Snowshoe Association is pleased to announce that Northern Lite Snowshoes of New Richmond WI will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 U.S. Junior National 5km Snowshoe Championship event. This event will take place on Saturday March 10th, 2018 at the Prospect Mountain Ski Center in Woodford near Bennington Vermont. Only current USSSA membership is required to be eligible to participate in this event.

     “The USSSA is very pleased to continue our partnership with Jim and Susan York, the owners of Northern Lite  Snowshoes, this coming season as the presenting sponsor of our always competitive Junior 5km National Championship event. Our friends from Northern Lite Snowshoes were on site with us in 2017 and we’re excited they will be joining us again in Vermont this coming season. Northern Lite Snowshoes has long supported our national snowshoe championship program and we’re really excited to see them back with us again this season supporting our young racers,” reports USSSA Sports Director Mark Elmore.

          As noted previously, since 2015, athletes WILL NOT need to complete a qualifying event in order to be eligible to participate in the annual National Snowshoe Championships as in past years. In 2018, athletes must merely be current USSSA members and they are then eligible to compete in Vermont. “Open” events, which DO NOT require USSSA membership, will also be available. “Loaner” snowshoes from several top snowshoe manufacturers, including the world’s lightest snowshoes from our friends at Northern Lit Snowshoes, will also be available.

     For more information on the USSSA’s national snowshoe championship program or to become a member or sponsor, please contact USSSA Sports Director Mark Elmore by calling 518-420-6961 or email




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Sunday April 9th, 2017

Corinth, N.Y. - After completing another very successful 2016-2017 US Snowshoe Association national    snowshoe racing season, the USSSA is pleased to announce that Bob and Denise Dion of Dion Snowshoes of Bennington Vermont will be serving as the title sponsor again next season when the 18th Annual U.S.         National Snowshoe Championship program culminates in a return visit to Prospect Mountain Ski Center in Woodford near Bennington VT the weekend of March 9th-11th, 2018. Having served as the National Snowshoe Championship’s title sponsor since 2011, the USSSA is pleased to welcome the Dion’s back for another season. The Dion’s noted, “We are pleased to have partnered with the USSSA in supporting the Sport these past few years and seeing the growth and excitement increase each year. We are looking forward to another exciting season in 2018 when the championships return to the northeast.”


It is a banner day for the sport of snowshoeing.

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Soleil Gayloard, Telluride, Colorado, won the Female award in New York City on Friday, December 8, 2017. The male winner, Jackson Destin, lives in Delray Beach, Florida. 

Sports Director of the United States Snowshoe Association, Mark Elmore, said "We are so proud and happy for Soleil in her win of the Wendy's Heisman National High School Award for 2017. Singlehandedly with this deserved honor, she raises the sport of snowshoeing on the global competition map. Twice winning the US Junior National Champion (2016, 2017) and member of those USSSA National Junior Snowshoe Teams, she also claimed a World Snowshoe Federation Champion title in 2017. This is such a thrill for all of us to share with her and her family."

This annual award in conjunction with the college Heisman Trophy presentation recognizes the elite of the elite with academics and sports linked with community involvement. A female and male winner from state competitions moves on to the national levels where the list is pared to the top five per gender. From that list, Soleil and Jackson won 2017's prize. 

She receives at $10,000 college scholarship as well as national honor and recognition during the ESPN broadcast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation and the Wendy's High School Heisman National Winner patch. That patch will look very good on her USSSA National Team jacket she received just before the competition. 

For a full list of Soleil's athletic achievements, academic honors and awards, along with school and community involvement, copy/paste:



While we wait for winter to finally arrive

here's another great video of a race in the Southern Hemisphere



2018 National Championships will be held in

Bennington/Woodford, VT


March 9-11, 2018


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Trail runners hit the snow for a national championship in Oregon

Story and photos by ATRA Director of Marketing Richard Bolt

For the first time in 17 years, the Dion Snowshoes U.S. Snowshoe National Championships were hosted for the second time in the same location. Bend, Oregon hosted the 2013 championships at nearby Meissner Snow Park but for 2017 moved the event higher in elevation to Mt. Bachelor where 20 foot snowbanks signaled that a lack of snow would not be an issue. This was a welcome sight for participants who raced last month at the WSSF World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake, NY where organizers had to truck in snow to create a thin, dirty 2K loop.

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