2020 Bigfoot 5K: The Snow Must Go On

“SUCCESS” CAN BE AN ELUSIVE BEAST, depending on how you define it. Last Saturday was the Bigfoot Snowshoe 5K/10K at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City. Despite rain all the day before, the race went on as scheduled. I’ve run the 5K every year since 2014. I look forward to it until about three days …

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Let There Be Snow! Bigfoot Snowshoe Race Recap

Yes! There was snow! And I made the papers! (See below.) If I'm going to drive four hours to compete in a snowshoe race, it would be a major bummer for there to be no snow. And while Traverse City was patchy in spots, at Timber Ridge Resort there was plenty left on the trails. …

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Must be the Shoes! Bigfoot Snowshoe 5K Recap

"So am I giving you my shoes again this year?" Jeff asked me. I was at the south Traverse City Running Fit, picking up my Bigfoot Snowshoe Race packet. Jeff is the store manager, and before the 2015 race he'd seen me struggle with the rental shoes. He'd very generously loaned me his own top of the …

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Big Feet, Cold Hands, Hot Shoes

"HERE'S THE WORLD'S MOST PROLIFIC RUNNER," I heard over the loudspeaker as I charged across the finish line. As much charge as I could muster wearing snowshoes, but I tried my best to make it look good. Saturday was the Bigfoot Snowshoe 5K race in Traverse City. One year ago here I began my quest …

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