Special Olympics Snowshoe Racing helps athletes enhance their fitness level during the winter months through a full body workout. Snowshoeing is relatively easy to learn because of its natural movement and it also helps build strength while offering a fun and challenging workout.

2021 Competition Options

  • Athletes can compete in-person at Nine Mile Forest in Wausau on Saturday, February 20th. Due to COVID-19 protocols, only the 50m, 100m, and 200m races will be offered. Agencies will be assigned a time to compete to limit the number of people in the competition area. Athletes can compete in 3 events. Qualifying scores are required this year but SOWI can use previous year’s times for qualifying scores if you are not able to provide them. Athletes will be divisioned prior to the event and will be placed based on those divisions.
  • Athletes can compete in an in-practice competition. Agencies will submit qualifying scores at the registration deadline: February 1st. Athletes will be divisioned based on their qualifying scores with athletes participating in the in-practice competition. Coaches will collect and submit Final scores by February 21st.

Athletes can participate in both the in-person and in-practice competitions!

Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline: February 1
  • Medical Deadline: February 1
  • Scratch Deadline: February 5
  • Competition Date (State Winter Games): February 20


  • 50-meter race
  • 100-meter race
  • 200-meter race

Snowshoe Racing Rules

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