Snowshoeing is very similar to athletics and shares the same excellent cardiovascular workout as cross country skiing. Special Olympics Snowshoeing offers events for athletes of every ability level. Individual events offered in snowshoeing range from the 50 meter races to the 5K. As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.

Snowshoeing Facts

  • Special Olympics snowshoeing was inaugurated at the 1997 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Toronto, Canada.
  • Snowshoeing was contested at the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Nagano, Japan with more than 150 athletes competing.
  • 2005 Special Olympics Athlete Participation Report states that 17,629 Special Olympics athletes compete in snowshoeing.

Snowshoeing Events

  • 25 Meter Race
  • 50 Meter Race
  • 100 Meter Race
  • 200 Meter Race
  • 400 Meter Race
  • 800 Meter Race
  • 4 x 100M Special Olympics Relay Race
  • 4 x 400M Special Olympics Relay Race

Registration is currently closed. Check back in November 2018 for information on how to register.

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