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Snowshoe Hare Race Should Find Good Trail Conditions

Andy Arthur

Snowshoers have a chance to hit the trails this weekend in the Snowshoe Hare Run/Walk race.

Rhinelander Area Silent Sports Association, or RASTA spokesperson Suzanne Flory says it’s an event for all ages and levels. 

“We’re hoping for a couple hundred people, each year there’s more participation which is great. And it’s just – you can really choose whether to walk, or run the whole way, it really is up to you.”

The Snowshoe Hare is also part of a statewide series of snowshoe races called Braveheart, so Flory says some people will be traveling to compete in Rhinelander.

Flory says the 5 and 10K snowshoe race helps RASTA raise funds to pay for its trail grooming and maintenance year-round.

Trail conditions should be good thanks to cold weather and snow in the forecast.

 Flory says there was one year with so little snow, racers didn’t even need their snowshoes. 

“So we’re excited to see this amount of snow. It definitely makes it more fun when you can run on the snow with the snowshoes on, and we expect the conditions to be good.”

Flory says the 10K course is difficult but the 5K course provides an opportunity for all levels of participants.  There’s also a kids race. 

It’s held Saturday, January 10 at Holiday Acres Resort. 

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