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Eau Claire Selected to Host 2021 US National Snowshoe Championship
Eau Claire, Wis. (March 4, 2020) - Visit Eau Claire, along with CORBA and the Eau Claire Sports Commission, is happy to announce that the city has been awarded the 2021 US National Snowshoe Championships for a second time. The event will take place Feb. 26-28, 2021 at Lowes Creek County Park.
The Eau Claire Sports Commission & Visit Eau Claire teamed up with CORBA to bid for the championships. The United States Snowshoe Association is designated to select a host for each year for the event. The selection of Eau Claire was formally announced at the 2020 championships which were held in Leadville, Colorado.
CORBA has proven itself as a successful host to several non-traditional sporting events as the group annually hosts the Red Flint Firecracker, the Powder Keg Snowshoe Race and Fall Back Blast Trail Run. The 2020 Red Flint Firecracker Festival combines all of your past favorites along with a new format with a variety of events that both spectators and participants will love. The Powder Keg just recently completed its tenth year, while the Fall Back Blast Trail Run is the newest edition going on its sixth year of existence in 2020. For more information on their events, go to corbatrails.org.
"We are thrilled that the USSSA chose Eau Claire for Nationals again. We had an incredible turnout in 2015 and expect 2021 to be even better. Trail running and snowshoeing have really taken off locally, and CORBA and Eau Claire county continue to put a lot of effort into the trails. What a great opportunity to show them off." CORBA member Jereme Rauckman said.
The snowshoe championships, which, prior to Colorado, have been held in locations such as Cable, Wis. (2019), Bennington/Woodford, Vt. (2018), and Bend, Ore. (2017), are comprised of Junior National 5km championships, Senior Men’s and Women’s 10km championships, Kid’s Kilo Run/Walk, Citizen’s 5km Run/Walk, and a 4x2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay event. The 2021 event has an estimated economic impact of $81,000 for the city of Eau Claire.
About Visit Eau Claire Visit Eau Claire is the area’s official tourism marketing organization with a role to better the city for all who live, work, study and play here and a mission to bring visitors to the area. With encouragement and support from Visit Eau Claire and benefiting greatly from the independent spirit of those who call the community home, this northern Wisconsin university city is making a name for itself as a creative hub with a hip and homegrown music and arts scene and a robust entrepreneurial culture. This city of bridges sits at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers, a breathtaking backdrop that inspires originality and encourages a love of outdoors at every turn. Midwest indie? Yes, really.
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