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2018 Winterfest Snowshoe Run/Walk

2018 Winterfest Snowshoe Run/Walk

We've decided to not hold the Chelan Winterefest Snowshoe Run this year due to historically low attendance.  Thank you to those who have supported this race in the past.  We'll evaluate again next year if we'll bring it back.  We'd love to hear your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you were hoping to do this race this year, as we'll take that into consideration for next year.

Please join us Sun Jan 21st for this fun annuel snowshoe run/walk along the ridges above beautiful Lake Chelan. Whether you plan on running or walking and enjoying the scenery, it should be a fun event for everyone. This event is part of the Lake Chelan Winterfest. So come up for the weekend and enjoy the incredible ice sculptures, live music, beach bonfire, polar bear splash, fireworks and much more!

Chelan Cabin Rentals is offering 10% off your cabin stay for Snowdog Snowshoe participants!

The Race

  • Discounted snowshoe rentals of $10, with convenient pick-up and drop-off right at the event.  Either select Snowshoe Rental and pay during On-Line Registration or you can request and pay at the event day-of (while supplies last)
  • Course will be forest trails, but no risk of avalanches or steep slopes.
  • Terrain will be varied with some moderate hill climbs and descents.
  • Snowshoe running doesn't require special clothes, just wear running shoes and dress for a winter trail run.  See our FAQ for more info.
  • At the finish we'll have a choice of hot soups, bread, cookies and other goodies to fuel you up.
  • Easy access to bathrooms.
  • Atmosphere will be fun, geared for everyone to have a good time.
  • Dogs will be welcome to accompany you on the course, provided they are leashed. (Please see FAQ for more information.)
  • If not enough snow to safely snowshoe, the event will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund.
  • Tubbs Romp to Stomp is no longer holding their events, but we'd love to have you come try our Snowshoe Run!

The course will utilize the new Divine Intervention trail and The Shoe trail.  Here's a map of the course from the USFS.


Pre-registration available on our website only, payment via Credit Card through PayPal (doesn't require PayPal account.)  Day of Event registration cash only.

Event Pricing5K10KYouth
Early Bird (ends 1/7)
$35 $40 $25
Pre-Registration (ends 1/20) $40 $45 $30
Day of Event $45 $50 $30
Snowshoe Rental* $10 $10 $10
*while supplies last

Day of Run Schedule

Day-of Registration, Check-in, Start/Finish are all at the run HQ, located at the 2nd parking lot from the top.

9:00-9:45am 5k & 10k Registration & Check-in Opens (pick up bib)
Snowshoe Rental pickup
All participants must be checked in by 9:45am
9:50 5k & 10k Pre-Race Meeting
10:00 5k & 10k Snowshoe Run/Walk Starts!
11:30-12:00 Raffles, Awards & Prizes (start time of ceremony dependent on race conditions & finish times)
1:30pm Course Closes
Rental Snowshoes need to be returned.
2:00pm Event Ends

Race HQ Location

The race HQ and Start location will be 3.5 hours East of Seattle at the Echo Ridge Trail System above Lake Chelan, located at the 2nd parking lot from the top, called the Lower Trailhead parking lot.  NOT the Snowshoe Trailhead.

Directions (coming from the West, Seattle):

  • Drive to Wenatchee, go 148 mi
  • Take 97Alt North to Chelan, go 34 mi
  • Left onto W Woodin Ave, go 0.4 mi
  • Left onto N Columbia St, go 1 block
  • Left onto State Route 150, go 1.8 mi
  • Right onto Boyd Rd, go 2.6 mi
  • Turns into NF-8010/Purtteman Gulch Rd, go 4.7 mi

Directions (coming from the East, Spokane):

  • Drive to Wenatchee, go 169 mi
  • Take 97Alt North to Chelan, go 34 mi
  • Left onto W Woodin Ave, go 0.4 mi
  • Left onto N Columbia St, 1 block
  • Left onto State Route 150, go 1.8 mi
  • Right onto Boyd Rd, 2.6 go mi
  • Turns into NF-8010/Purtteman Gulch Rd, go 4.7 mi


We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to help us put on our events. If you would like to get outside and enjoy the race experience, come join our team of volunteers.  Send us an email with your contact info and we will reach out to you.



Event Properties

Event Date 01-21-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 01-21-2018 1:00 pm
Capacity 50
Cut off date 01-20-2018
Regular Price $40.00
Early Bird Price $35.00 (Until 01-07-2018)
Location Echo Ridge Trail System
$40.00 50