think bicycle racing is tough?

think nordic ski racing is tough?
guess again.


ashtanga/power/hot yoga?
c’mon; and you best bring your Mula Bandha!

Cycle Crosser’s?
uh what, y’all run for like uh, 30 seconds max?

you don’t know deep, sacred, delicious pain, until you’ve raced on Sport Snowshoes…

c’mon…bring your off season fitness to my race!
ilg already knows you don’t come to my yoga classes cuz you’re scared,
so how about my snowshoe race?
you ain’t gonna let ol’ ilg get THIS on you, are you!?!?!

shine your inner spirit!  ilg KNOWS you got it!

if you can walk?  you can race my snowshoe race!

79 year-young National Champion Walt Axthlem did and will again;
and you?

you CAN do my race to help support the Durango Youth Nordic Team!

i’ve got at least $2,000 of free prizes if you simply show up and enjoy the Sacred Snows!

Saturday, Feb. 9th at Durango Nordic Center…

“This race BRINGS IT!”

– Travis Brown, Olympic cyclist and legendary endurance athlete from Durango

Snowshoe qualifier to be held Feb. 9 at Nordic Center

    The Winter Warrior 10K, a national qualifier for the U.S. Snowshoe Association National Championships, will be held Feb. 9 at the Nordic Center at Purgatory. The entry fee is $15 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Durango Nordic Ski Club. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on race day at the Nordic Center, across U.S. Highway 550 and just north of the entrance to Durango Mountain Resort.

    Races will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a 5-kilometer (one lap) and a 10K qualifier for the National Championships to be held in Bend, Ore., on March 15-17. There also will be a Kidz Snowdash.

    The course traverses groomed and singletrack terrain with 500 feet of elevation gain per lap. Local hydration company Tailwind Nutrition will provide an aid station.

    Limited snowshoe rentals will be available at the Nordic Center. Rentals also are available at local outdoor shops.

    Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers overall and in age groups. There also will be a raffle with more prizes for participants.

    The event is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett and Associates, Pine Needle Mountaineering, Tailwind Nutrition and Kahtoola Snowshoes.

    For more information, email Race Director and DWC Member since the 70’s, Steve Ilg at Steve@WholisticFitness.com; call the Nordic Center at 220-0550; or “friend” Winter Warrior 10K on Facebook.

pic;  ilg, testing out his self-created and now National Qualifier Snowshoe Racing Course today on “Dreamweaver Hill on Yeti Loop.”   pic by Sandra Lee

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