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Highland Forest to host USSSA qualifier

Contestants of the 2010 USSSA National Competition at Highland Forest sprint away from the starting line. This year, Highland Forest will host a USSSA National Qualifying race on Feb. 12.

Contestants of the 2010 USSSA National Competition at Highland Forest sprint away from the starting line. This year, Highland Forest will host a USSSA National Qualifying race on Feb. 12.

Highland Forest in Fabius will once again be the setting for area snowshoe racers to gather on Feb 12.

This year’s race will be a qualifier for the United States Snowshoe Association National Championship, to be held Feb. 25 in Frisco, Colo.

The local competition will determine the top junior and senior racers, over a 5K and 10K course. Additionally, there will be a citizen’s race/walk on the 5K course.

Onondaga County’s Highland Forest was the setting for the 2010 National Championship, during which a record-breaking number of racers from all parts of the USA and Canada participated.

While the hill challenge is well remembered by past racers, this course will be more user-friendly and the event will be a trail run if the snow conditions warrant, still counting as a National qualifier.

Racing snowshoes will be available to rent. To learn more about other local and national races, visit the USSSA website, snowshoeracing.com.

For more information, contact 2012 Race Director Chary Griffin at chary@charygriffin.com.

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