The 4th Annual Snow Shoe Challenge.

in association with

Race update: Course looks great, more details closer to date!

Each race has a 50 yard dash for cash.

$20 Dollar Pre­registration. $25 Day of registration, cash or check only. 

Race 1:
December 23rd
Hatcher Pass, Independence Mine/Summit Lake (Summit Lake Road)
Distance: 6K
11:00 am Start

Race 2:
January 27th, Saturday 2018

Location: Hatcher Pass Ski Area @ Mile 10.6 (Hatcher Alpine Experience)
Distance: 10K,5K
10:30 am Start

Race 3:
March 10th, Saturday 2018

Location: Hatcher Pass Ski Area @ Mile 10.6 (Hatcher Alpine Experience)
Distance: 4.2 mile
10 a, Start

Nunataq Snowshoe Race for March 10, 2018 will take place at the Hatcher Ski Area (HAX).


Race Start Time!!! 10:00am Start!

Located at mile 10.6 of the Hatcher Pass Road, on the west side of the road. Enter through the gate and continue up to the parking area

Day of Registration starts at 9:00am and stops at 9:45am.

There will be a $25.00 race day fee.($20 pre registration). Bib pick-up and Race Day registration will be located at the base of ski area in the parking lot.

50 yard dash for cash

​ 50 Yard dash for cash will be a sprint, in snowshoes, at the start/finish l ine area. There will be a separate women and men 50 yard sprint.First one to cross finish line wins!

Winners will receive payment at the award ceremony after the race.

One Course 4.2miles adult and a 1.5mile kid race

4.2mile race course description for Hatcher Ski Area

The course will be loop style, finishing where you start, beginning at the ski hill area and continuing up through the groomed mountain area. The trail will be a mix of hard pack and deep snow,cutting in and out of alder patches.. The trail will consist of mainly technical single track. There will be one course, a 4.2 mile distance with a mass start of men and women.

Information for athletes

All racers are required to wear snow shoes. There is no snow shoe size requirement. There will be no aid stations on the course, water will be provided at start/finish area, along with an electrolyte drink from Hammer Nutrition.

It is recommended that you bring a change of clothes for after the race. Also wearing a neck gaiter or hooded jacket works well for keeping the snow from going down the back of your shirt.
There will be volunteers on the course incase aid is needed, only to be used in correlation of injury and navigation.

Online registration will end at 12pm, the afternoon of Thursday the 25th Jan, 2018. Register now to avoid an additional $5 dollar registration fee. Pre-registration is $20, Credit on pay pal or cash and check at Active Soles. Day of registration is $25. Cash or check ONLY!

If you have already registered for the race and have Not paid please submit your payment to our pay-pal account before race day to avoid an additional $5 dollar cost.

We will update each course on this Web site, and inform racers of course conditions and weather.

Thank you for inquiring about our race.
You can register for race in the Register Section. If you are a 'Happy Runner'your username will work.
Or stop in at Active Soles Performance Footwear located in the Koslosky Center in downtown Palmer. Open 10am -6pm Mon-Sat. (907) 746-0600.