Snow Shoe the Bear Competition

The Second Annual Kahtoola’s Snowshoe the Bear will be held this Saturday, February 7, 2009.

Snowshoe the Bear is produced by Team SOLE/Equada Outfitters and the San Bernardino National Forest Association (SBNFA). Register for the Snow Shoe Competition Here

Northwoods Resort will host the athlete check-in and registration. There will be a pre-event social gathering with live music by Anderson Hall on Friday night February 6, 2009 at 7:00pm

In addition to several raffle prizes, Kahtoola (the title sponsor of the event) will provide free demo snowshoes and event t-shirts for all competitors.

Kahtoola will offer free demo snowshoes for people to try and snowshoes will also be available to rent.

Rental snowshoes and maps of the course can be found at Equada Outfitters which is located on Pine Knot in Big Bear Lake Village.

Snow Shoe the Bear will start in the village of Big Bear Lake and then move to  mountain trails.

There is an event level for every skill such as a 5k and 10k race, kid’s races, sled dog demos, live music, cash prizes along with a pre and post race party at Northwoods Resort.

The San Bernardino National Forest Association will also be on-site hosting free snowshoe demos and hikes for all ages. In addition they will provide youth crafts at their booth.

Prizes are awarded to the top male and female racers, in both the 5k and 10k events. A special bear trophy is awarded to the fastest local male and female in the 10k.

The Snow Shoe the Bear event is the official launch of Open Air Big Bear, a coalition of outdoor sports events set to take place in Big Bear throughout the 2009 season.

Participants (both athletes and spectators) are asked to bring canned and/or fresh food donations to help support the Four Corners Food Bank.

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