Snowshoeing can be a fantastic winter alternative to hiking if you’re surrounded by snow. And, of course, presuming you can stay warm. Snowshoeing with a purpose, however, is even more fantastic, and that’s precisely what Snowshoe for the Cure promises to give outdoor adventurers who participate.
You’re probably familiar with the Komen Foundation‘s Race for the Cure. These local community events raise both awareness of breast cancer and funds for its research, and they’re a great way to celebrate survivors and honor those who’ve lost the battle. This year Komen is hosting several Snowshoe for the Cure events as well, and they sound like a great way to extend that community fundraising into winter.
Because the Snowshoe for the Cure requires, you know, actual snow, the events aren’t as numerous as Races for the Cure. But where there’s snow, there’s probably a chance to contribute. Tubbs Snowshoes, one of the better-known brands in snowshoeing, has signed-on to support participants in two such events.
The first Snowshoe for the Cure that Tubbs is supporting will be held Feb. 28 at the Sunbowl at Stratton Mountain Resort, in Vermont. Registration ($30-35 depending on your activity) will open at 7:30am, with the 3K Race starting at 9am, and both the 3K and 5K walk starting at 9:10am.
The second takes place March 5 at the Frisco Nordic Center in Colorado. This family-friendly event will let showshoers explore the Frisco Nordic Center trails from 8am until mid-afternoon. Registration from now until March 4 is $45 per adult and $30 for kids between 6 and 17 years old.
So, if you want to get the family out snowshoeing in the next couple of months, and if you live in these areas, check out these events. Not only could the Snowshoe for the Cure be a good way to get some winter exercise, the money raised goes to a great cause. You might even be able to get the kids into a new pair of Tubbs’ Flex Hike snowshoes (shown above) as a way to get them even more excited about supporting Komen’s work.