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Board of Regional Athletic Delegates


     The BORAD is the board that governs the USSSA’s National Snowshoe Championship Program. USSSA regions are as follows:

Northeastern USA –  NY, VT, NH, MA, RI, ME, CT.

Mid-Atlantic Region – PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL,

North Central Region: TN, OH, MI, WI, MN, IA, IL, ND, SD, IN,

Rocky Mountain Region: CO, WY, TX, MT, UT, NM

Western Region: NV, AZ, CA, OR, WA, ID,

Alaska: AK

Welcome to returning & new USSSA BORAD members. Thank you for your interest in and support of our Sport!

Please visit the BORAD page to find your representative



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No snowshoes?

No Problem

Loaner snowshoes will be available at the event.

So bring a friend and have fun

It’s Snowshoe Nationals Time!


What:  2017 Dion Snowshoes US Natl Snowshoe Ch.

When:   Friday-Sunday March 24th-26th, 2017

Where: Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center, Bend Oregon

Why: 5km Jr Natl Snowshoe Championships,

10km Sr. Men’s & Women’s Natl Champs,

Half Marathon & Marathon Natl Champs. Plus

Kid’s Kilo, Citizen’s 5km Snowshoe Run/Walk &

4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay.

Who: Events and fun for all!

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2017 Dion Snowshoes United States National Snowshoe Championships

Bend, OR - March 24th-26th, 2017

Championship Event Schedule

Friday March 24th, 2017:

                10:00am to 6:00pm – Event Registration/Athlete Check-In at Visit Bend Offices.

                12:00pm to 4:00pm – Course Preview at  Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center.

                5:00pm to 7:00pm – Championship Reception at the Visit Bend Offices in Bend.

Saturday March 25th, 2017: 

                7:30am – Course Preview/Event Registration/Athlete Check-In at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center up to 30 minutes prior

                          to each event.

                9:00am – Kid’s Kilo Snowshoe Run/Walk

                9:15am - Junior Boys & Girls 5km National Snowshoe Championship & Citizen’s 5km Snowshoe Run/Walk

                10:30am - Senior Men’s 10km National Snowshoe Championship

                11:15am – Citizen’s 5km Run/Walk & Kids Kilo Awards Ceremony at Mt. Bachelor race site.

                12:00pm – Senior Women’s 10km National Snowshoe Championship

                4:00pm-6:00pm - National Championship Awards Ceremony & Prize Raffles at Old Stone Church.

6:00pm – Bend “Wide Open” starts!

Sunday March 26th, 2017: 

7:30am – Course Preview/Event Registration/Athlete Check-In for the 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe

           Team Relay, Half Marathon and Marathon National Snowshoe Championship events at Mt. Bachelor.  Relay Team categories include; High School (19 and Under, Open (20-39 yrs. of age) and Masters (40+ yrs. of age);

          All Male, All Female and Mixed Teams.

9:00am – Start of Half Marathon and Marathon National Snowshoe Championship events.

9:15am – Start of 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay.

11:00am – Relay Awards Ceremony at Mt. Bachelor

1:00pm – Half Marathon Cut-Off – Half Marathon Awards ceremony at Mt. Bachelor

3:00pm – Marathon Cut-Off - Snowshoe Marathon Awards Ceremony at Mt. Bachelor.

4:30pm – Championship After Party at Re-Charge in Bend.

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All snowshoe paths lead to Saranac Lake NY in late Februarybruary

For those of us who remember the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” in nearby Lake Placid, NY where the United States Men’s Olympic hockey team overwhelmed the heavily favored Russian team on their way to the Gold Medal, last month’s 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships in neighboring Saranac Lake, NY provided a fitting encore, albeit 37 years later! Mother Nature and Old Man Winter teamed up to be a worthy adversary. Race day saw those gathered at Dewey Mountain’s Nordic Center experience all four seasons in about a six hour period; temperatures in the mid 60’s, 20+mph winds, torrential rains complete with thunder and lightning, a 30’F temperature drop and blizzard like snow that felled trees and brought down electrical lines putting much of Saranac Lake and all of nearby Lake Placid into a chilly blackout. But, after planning and preparing to host this World Snowshoe Championship for well over a year, the local organizing committee and the residents of this small Adirondack mountain town were not going to let Mother Nature and Old Man Winter spoil their party.

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